hi! i’m planning on applying ED this fall- i’m thinking vassar, but wes, oberlin, and bryn mawr are also high on my list
-white, female, upper class. i go to a large and diverse public high school in the midwest
-3.88 UW GPA, 4.61 W-- i got a 4.0/ 5.0 W junior year. my grades have been on a steep upward slope since a rough freshman year.
-IB diploma candidate
-APHG (5), AP chem (2) (yikes), AP world (4, self-studied in 9th grade), self studied AP gov this year- i have no idea how i did.
-33 ACT (36 R, 35 W, 32 S, 27 M). i am BAD at math… planning on studying and retaking the math section this fall, aiming for a superscore of 34
-i am tight with my latin teacher. i think he will write me a very good letter of rec
-i’ve done policy debate since 7th grade. i am not that good at it per-say, but I am dedicated. next year, i will be the team captain. won a 2nd place state-wide award freshman year (have not been able to top that- i peaked young!).
-notable: i won an annual comedic debate award that is highly coveted in my debate community. this is the only “”’’“major”’’"" award i have won outside of, like, regular debate tournament awards and one academic school level latin award
- i spent all of junior year tutoring at my local library for 2 hours/ week. this is not super special, but i am planning on mentioning how my volunteer work is important to me because i am a socialist and felt a need to help immigrants and refugees especially after trump was elected (almost all the people at the library were 1st or 2nd gen immigrants)
- i did model UN in 10th grade, and model assembly in 11th
-i coach a middle school debate team- taught some youngsters about political theory, very fun!
-i was also on the speech team, although i was never that into it and didn’t win any awards or anything
-amnesty international club, since its establishment this year.
-i feel like my ECs are sorely lacking, so i have started a Medium blog where i am writing about politics and music. these are two things i am genuinely passionate about so i wanted something to show for it- is this a good use of my time? will admission officers be wowed by my poor attempts of emulating noam chomsky and pitchfork?
-i collect animal skulls. i’m learning arabic on duolingo. i have carefully cultivated my personality to please LAC admissions officers.
-i am a legacy at wesleyan- my mom went there
-i am planning on studying politics, philosophy, history, and international relations. what is the comparative quality of these programs at these schools?
sorry that this is super long! whew i’m a bit stressed about all this lol so thank you if u can help <3