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icecream25icecream25 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
Chance me for Umass Amherst Nursing Major RD

Demographic:
-Massachusetts Resident
-Asian, chinese, female
- large public school in Massachusetts
-first in my family to go to college in USA

Academics:
unweighted GPA: 3.77
weighted GPA: 3.99 since junior year second semester (trying to aim for a 4.0+ first semester of senior year)
SAT: 1240 (530 english-based reading and writing, 710 math)
SAT II: Math 2: 640
Honors classes all four years of high school and one AP class senior year
Mostly A's in my classes
Top 30% of my class
Have pretty good recommendations from my counselor, math and science teachers from junior year.
Have a pretty strong essay on a challenge I've faced for running

Extracurricular activies:
Band (all four years)
Cross country (10-12 grade)
Outdoor Track (12 grade)
Basketball (9th grade)
National Honor Society (11-12 grade)
Yellow River Cantata Band (10 grade)
Badminton Club (10-12 grade)
Syrian Relief Club (11-12 grade)

Leadership:
Relay for life team captain
Clarinet section leader
Freshman Orientation Leader

Awards:
High Honor Roll (9-11 grade)
Sat Practice Gold Award (12 grade)
CPR Certification (9th grade)

Work:
Work as a Cashier at a local grocery store about 10 hours a week during the weekend (Grade 12)
Work as a bagger at the same grocery store about 10 hours a week during the weekend (Grade 9-19)

Volunteer:
Nursing home during December break for 8 hours (grade 12)
Local camp near in my town for about 180 hours over the summers (Grade 9-10)
MIT Day Camp during the summer of my 10th grade for 35 hours
Special Olympics 6 hours (Grade 11)
Flutie 5k 4 hours (Grade 11)
Jingle Bell Run 4 hours (Grade 11)

Umass Amherst is currently my top school but I made a huge mistake for not applying there early action for nursing because I think the application pool early action is too competitive and it would be a lot harder for me to get in plus my term 1 senior grades weren't as great so I decided to apply regular. Now I made a huge mistake for not applying early and wonder if my chances of getting into nursing are going to be more slim than if I had applied early action. I have already gotten accepted to 5 schools for nursing early action: Simmons, MCPHS, UMD, UML, UMB, and hopefully UMA will be the final and I will definitely attend here. I chose undeclared natural sciences for my second choice major so I hope I can get into that major if I don't end up getting into nursing. I know the UMass nursing program is super competitive there and they only accept 12% of applicants out of the 2000 applications they get. I wonder if I still have a chance to get into the nursing program with the grades and scores I have. I know they look at the applications holistically. Does anyone know how I can increase my chances of getting into the nursing program at this point? I haven't submitted my application yet but will be doing so in a few days. I'm hoping there is still a chance I can get in. I feels to me I would be better off applying early there but it's not all over yet.

By the way, is there really a big difference with applying early and applying regular?


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