I know I'm not the ideal candidate for Notre Dame, but I'm unsure as to whether I should even waste the time and money applying, as I would be happy at any of the other schools I am applying to.
Rising Senior at one of the most difficult Private, Catholic high schools in the Chicagoland area.
Indiana resident, Student at an Illinois School.
GPA: 3.776 Cumulative. 4.450 for Junior year, so its obvious I stepped up dramatically.
ACT: 29 Cumulative: 31 English, 24 Math, 33 Reading, 27 Science, 10 Writing.
PSAT: I got a 179 cumulative on my PSAT so I chose not to take the SAT.
APs: 3-World History, 4-US Hist/English Lang and Comp, 5-Psychology
Junior Year Schedule: English Lang AP, Us History AP, Theology 3, Algebra 2, Chemistry, Psychology AP
Senior year schedule: English Lit AP, Micro/Macro Economics AP, European History AP, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Theology 4, French I (after taking 2.5 years of Latin).
Sports: None. This is what will kill me.
Extra-Curriculars: Forensics Speech Vice President, Double State Finalist (08' Performance in the Round State Champion), School Newspaper Distribution/Layout manager, Psychology Club, History Club, National Honor Society, Recruitment Corps, National Latin Exam - Summa Cum Laude Freshman Year, First Class Boy Scout. Worked at a Subway, volunteer each summer in a church mission trip, volunteered at a hospital (2-300 hours +), AP Scholar with Honor. National Youth Leadership Training, created a website for my boy scout troop....And I think thats about it...
I am planning on applying to the following schools:
Loyola University Chicago
University of Notre Dame
Purdue University - West Lafayette