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Already posted somewhere else, but posting here for extra insight..
I've been dreading doing this.. but I probably should
My school does not rank or provide unweighted GPAs. I have a 4.0 weighted GPA.
2160 SAT. Got a 1440 on CR and M, the average for McCombs is 1350. Oh yeah, I want to go to the business school. I'm from in state also.
Over 350 hours of community service (ive volunteered for almost 6 organizations throughout high school). I also won Volunteer of the year for friendship circle, an organization for which I volunteered 100+ hours.
I'm OK in the leadership department - nothing too impressive, but I was class rep in student council and I'm running for school president next year. I also singlehandedly started the student led newspaper and I'm head editor and founder (i spend at least 3 hours a week on this)
My extracurriculars are OK too - I've been involved in a couple of things, again nothing impressive. I can get one or two rec. letters from teachers that recognize my potential and success and that know me very well, but does McCombs even look at those letters?
I have worked with 2 different companies throughout hs and I'm a pretty decent essay writer, but haven't began writing them yet.
I am also applying very early, probably around first week of September.
Edit: I am Hispanic, speak 3 languages, and I'm also writing the Optional Essay C (the special condition is that we dont speaking English at home). I am also taking a very rigorous schedule my senior year, with 6 APs.