Should I apply? Would I have any chances?

<p>I've been considering applying, but I'm not sure I'd have a chance.</p>

<p>I am an american citizen, but lived in France from age 7-16. My 9th and 10th grades are therefore in France, where education is very tough and I had poor grades.</p>

<p>My cumulative GPA is therefore 2.91, and this is explained while "defending" me as a studious and strong student, in my Counselor Statement which will be sent with my transcripts.
The GPA of my Junior year in US high school is 4.1 weighted, and my senior year grades are pretty much the same so far.</p>

<p>AP Tests:</p>

<p>French: 5
Psychology: 5
AP European history: taking this year</p>

<p>SAT I: 1900</p>

<p>CR:660
W:720
M:520</p>

<p>SAT II:</p>

<p>French:800
Literature:640</p>

<p>I have two strong teacher recommendations, one from my AP Psych' teacher, the other from a teacher who was my Honors English teacher last year, and is my Honors Humanities and World Cultures teacher this year.</p>

<p>ECs:</p>

<p>Work: Babysitting (a loooot of hours), French Tutoring (for a mother and her sons)
Volunteer work: Habitat for Humanity, a small organization to help give dogs shelter in my town, and The Salvation Army (around 50 hours total of volunteering)
Other: I'm in my school paper as the photographer/web designer. I'm involved in paid portrait photography as a hobby. I was lead actress in drama class 9th grade. French Club and FBLA club junior year. Piano student.</p>

<p>My essay (there is a minor change in the beginning sentence of the essay): <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/13717693-post8.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/13717693-post8.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Opinions on my chances?? I'm applying in the field of "french studies/linguistics/foreign languages/literature...".</p>

<p>I don't believe that Drexel offers a major in French..are you sure?</p>

<p>Sorry, I just copied and pasted the info I previously posted in a "chance" thread and didn't notice and change that.
"Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics." Would my "Interest 1"</p>

<p>I think you should look at colleges that have the major you are interested in. I would not advise you to go to Drexel if you are interested in foreign language majors. Try Temple instead.</p>

<p>Well I've been hesitant between a few other majors, I'm not sure that in two years I'll still be wanting to major in foreign languages (I'm hesitating between that and Journalism and Psychology).
Why Temple? Just asking because I know nothing about the school.</p>

<p>definitely look at temple as well...my sister is an IR/language major and is going to transfer to either drexel or temple. she's having a tough time choosing (just based on programs) so they both must be good.</p>

<p>and as far as your chances, i think they're pretty good for drexel based on your SAT scores and super upward trend, they like that stuff. GPA is a little low but not too bad. I got in with a 3.09 for engineering, which is pretty tough to get into anyway. i think they look more at the overall person, so write a good essay.</p>