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OOS Senior Chances?

EricJPriceEricJPrice Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
Hi, I'm currently in the summer before my senior year of high school in Washington State and I'm wondering about my chances. I intend to be a business/finance major and here are my stats:

-Cumulative GPA (Unweighted / 4.0 scale): 3.99 (If it wasn't for that one A- semester...)

-ACT score: 34 composite, (33 English, 34 Mathematics, 33 Reading, 34 Science)

-Taking the SAT II's on October 1st

-Class Rank: 6th among 324 students ~ top 1-2%

-AP/IB/Honors/Dual Credit: -Instead of taking AP classes for my Junior and Senior year, my high school has a program so that I can take classes at my local community college for my last two years of high school. I decided to do this full time and have been taking fairly rigorous courses as well as business-related classes to appeal to business schools. However, I did take Honors English 1 & 2 as well as Honors Algebra during my first two years at High School (the only offered honors classes to my grades)

Junior Year Classes:
-Intro to Economics
-English 101
-College Algebra 111 (Necessary pre-requisite for Calculus at College)
-Sociology 101
-Calculus 1
-Intro to Business
-Microeconomics
-US History III
-Music History (Necessary for art credit)

Senior Year Schedule:
-Physics I
-Physics Calculations I
-ASL 1
-Food and Nutrition
-ASL 2
-English 102
-Macroeconomics
-Physics II
-Physics Calculations II
-Intro to Accounting I
-Intro to Law

EC's:
-Played on the High School Football Team for Freshman and Sophmore years.

-Active member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society (The honors society for my local Community College)

-Active member in the Relay for Life Committee (Have volunteered many hours to this organization, in one instance I helped organize a community "carnival" as a fundraiser; we raised approximately $600 from that event and lead the community in most money raised that year at a total of ~$4000)

-Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

-Been on the Vice President's list at my local community college because of my 4.0 GPA for all the classes I've taken at the CC.
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Replies to: OOS Senior Chances?

  • JohnBlackJohnBlack Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    Your stats look great but your ECs don't really say anything about you. What are you interested in? You might put ad-coms off with your lack of focus outside of the classroom.
  • EricJPriceEricJPrice Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    I understand what you're saying, the extracurriculars I've taken during high school were very limited because I spent most of my time maintaining my grades (Dual Enrollment at the CC I attend was very demanding). Obviously that's no excuse, however, I'm just explaining that with having 6 hours + of homework a night to keep a 4.0, it was difficult to fit in EC's.

    Now with that said, obviously any clubs I join my senior year would seem like a desperate attempt to fill up EC spaces on the applications. Do you have any advice for something I could use to perhaps draw the ad-coms attention away from my lack of EC's?
  • JohnBlackJohnBlack Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    Honestly, I don't know if I have any profound advice for you. You're right in that I wouldn't worry about joining 'a bunch of clubs' senior year. At this point, you just need to move ahead.

    The advice I would give is to write a stellar essay that showcases your personality/passion as a student. Show that you can be successful outside of the classroom and on the ACT.

    I wouldn't worry too much because I'm sure you are going to get into some great schools regardless. Just try your best.

    Also, don't discount your flagship! It has a number of nationally recognized (top ranked) programs. It's one of the best public schools in the county. In my experience, a smart/driven student can succeed in almost any school environment.
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