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Gimme a CHANCE! Thank You.

princeadeoluprinceadeolu Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited September 2007 in University of Pittsburgh
Ok, bear with me this is a somewhat long chances post but I'm trying to give you as much information as possible.

General Info:
African American
Pennsylvania Resident

Academic Record:
3.0 Un-weighted GPA (I know, bad, but don't count me out yet)

Mostly Honors Courses; AP's are listed below.

AP Courses:
AP World History, AP Biology, AP English Literature, AP Gov't & Politics

Special Courses:

SAT (took one time; will take again)
Critical Reading: 700
Math: 650
Writing: 660

Biology: 690
Literature: 700
Math: 680

Biology 5 out of 5
Literature 4 out of 5

Special Awards:
Who's Who Among American High School Students
Ventures Scholar
Johns Hopkins Talent Search
National Achievement Semi-Finalist (Finalist status pending)

9 th Grade
Gifted Project: Engineered Role-Playing Computer Game

10 th Grade
Volunteered with the High School TV Studio to record/edit community events
Hosted Public TV Show (Weekly on Comcast Channel 27)
Gifted Project: Designed Academic Instruction Website

11 th Grade
Volunteered with the High School TV Studio to record/edit community events
Volunteered with AP Biology Program to conduct Forest/Stream study with youth
Sports Medicine Certified - American Red Cross
CPR Certified - American Red Cross
Gifted Project: Designed Virtual E-commerce Online Program

Church Youth Group
Awarded AWANA Achievement Award
Appointed Youth Group President

Future Business Leaders of America
10 th Grade
Placed 2 nd in Regional Competition in Microsoft Visual Basic Programming

11 th Grade
Placed 1 st in Regional Competition in Technology Concepts
Placed in Top 15 in State Competition in Technology Concepts

Pennsylvania Technology Fair
10 th Grade
Placed 3 rd in Chester County for Computer Animation

11 th Grade
Placed 1 st in Chester County for Information-Based Website

Also if you could give me tips on other colleges that I should look into it would be great. Also anything I should try to accomplish in the near future.

P.S. I would just like to thank you guys for taking the time to actual read this (extremely long) chances thread. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Replies to: Gimme a CHANCE! Thank You.

  • mercymommercymom Registered User Posts: 1,249 Senior Member
    I think you'd definitely get accepted to Pitt and maybe also get $$$. Pitt needs the diversity and they have special scholarships for minorities for that purpose. Your academic record is strong, and your ec's are strong too. With all the comp sci, you might want to have a go at CMU if you like Pittsburgh - don't know about the money there, though.

    We have met a few AA parents at Pitt orientation stuff. Their kids are there due to the scholarships. They all seem happy. Could be good hook for you.

    Also look at Tulane and Rice. Tulane needs diversity and they have loads of scholarships. Rice does too (need diversity; has special scholarships for minorities). Just for grins try U Chicago. I think the hook could work there as well, but you need a killer essay.

    Try to get the SATs up a little for Rice and Chicago. Will they weight your grades for the APs? That will help the gpa. Anyway, looks quite promising to me for Pitt. Good luck.

    ps - the national achievement thing will help a lot too.
  • LBPLBP Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    I think w/the National Achievement recognition, you can go just about anywhere. I'd consider the Ivy schools,too. Your SAT's are decent, but try the ACT. Students often do much better on that than the SAT. It's scored differently. Good luck.
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