Hi, I'm currently a very nervous senior waiting on RD for The University of Notre Dame. @-)
I am in LOVE with Notre Dame and daydream daily of what I could do there and how it'll feel to get an acceptance letter. :-O
It's so hard to get in here and I feel like I only just meet the standardized test score requirements..
If you could help chance:
-Class rank: 4/404
-GPA: weighted: 5.2 unweighted: 3.99
-SAT: 2000, Math:710 Reading: 660 Writing: 630
-ACT: 32, Math: 33 Reading: 36 Science: 33 Writing: 29 (those scores are across different dates)
-13 AP classes, 7 dual enrollment (In the additional information I explained that I would've taken AP gov, econ, and spanish but the course schedule at my school conflicted with AP calc, chem, and physics).
-Majoring in Engineering
-I listed the AP exams I've had good scores in, 4 on human, and 5's in psych, world, U.S hist
-Senior Year courses: AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Lit, Student Gov., AP Calc BC, AP Chem, AP Stat, AP Computer Science A, Dual enrollment: Trig, Macroecon., and gov.
-Student Government Association (3 years): Senior class president, I've executed a community parade, school wide fundraisers like pasta for pennies and a canned food drive, prom, homecoming dance and court, talent show
-I've helped out at my parents restaurant as a server since 8th grade (15 hrs/week) but as a restaurant kid have been helping out practically my whole life.
-Best Buddies: treasurer senior year, set up fundraiser to pay for chapter dues and etc., 3 years
-I played soccer and lacrosse for 2 years each but then had two injuries that inhibited further seasonal play (wrote that in the additional information). Joined the swim team instead.
-Interact Club: volunteer club, 2 years, feed the homeless and other community volunteer events, part of local rotary club
-National Honor Society: 2 years, tutoring committee head senior year, we provide tutoring for all students in every subject and standardized testing
-Spanish Honor Society: 2 years
Beta Club: 3 years
-great recs from both counselor and teacher (teacher one was sent in late though D:)
-I think my essays are pretty good but I'm scared that they might not be perfect enough and missing a flow; ways of improvement always pick my brain. My theme was ambition in STEM field, critical examination, and appreciation for community.
-not a popular asian ethnicity (don't know if that may play a role)
-not very wealthy, essay sort of explains in one part that I touch lightheartedly and in good humor and light.
-I did list as buddhist (does anyone know how this may play a role?)
-Female so maybe that may play a role in majoring in engineering?
-I heard expressed interest is a small helper, and I've attended an info. event they've had once as well have called but only because I've had a real question on advice about senior classes.
At any rate, as much as I love this school, I also think of reality and that tends to scare me a bunch. This is so specific it feels like if anyone actually knew me, they would know this was me. Thank you for your time, any input would help!!