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Vandy ED1 Chances

nischranischra Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
edited August 2016 in Vanderbilt University
SAT: N/A
SAT II: Taking math 2, chemistry, and literature, still don't know if it is beneficial
ACT: 33 (Math: 31, Reading: 34, Science: 34, English: 34) I am registered to take it again in September. Hoping for a 34 or 35

GPA (Unweighted) - 3.89 (Weighted) - 4.1
Class Rank: technically not reported but in the top 10%
School Type: Public school in Minnesota

AP scores:
APUSH (4)
Calculus AB (5)
Chemistry (3)
Language and Composition (4)

Other College level work
College in the Schools (CIS)
Spanish 4 and 5
Anatomy and physiology

Senior Year Courses:
AP Calculus BC
AP Literature and Composition
AP Statistics
AP Macroeconomics
CIS physics
Band

Extracurriculars:
Jazz Band (9-12)
Interact Club (9-12)
National Honors Society (11-12)
Science Bowl (11-12, captain/president in 12)
Basketball and Softball (10)...I played through elementary and middle school but tore my ACL 9th grade year. I returned to playing in 10th grade but could not continue in junior and senior year since the injury never completely healed.
Nanny (July 2015-present) I nanny for 4 kids year round, 4 year old, 2 year old twins and 1 year old

Recommendations:
Counselor: 8/9 out of 10. I meet with him regularly to discuss my courses and college plans. He knows my dedication to my school work and outside activities
AP Language teacher: 10/10. She absolutely loves me and I participated in her class everyday. She was the best teacher after I returned to school junior year after a week long hospital stay and has continually applauded my focus on making up missed work although she offered to exempt it.
AP Chemistry teacher: 9/10. We had a small class, 15 students, so she got to know each one of us really well throughout the year. I had also known her from basketball earlier.
Possibly my band teacher as an extra recommendation. 10/10. I have been in his class all 4 years of high school, so he knows me very well. I also play in before school jazz band for him.

Race: White
Sex: Female
Intended Major: Biochemistry or chemical biology, premed

Replies to: Vandy ED1 Chances

  • HoorentHoorent Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    38% by our algorithm. Good luck.Overall admittance rate is just 13%
  • GlennDJGlennDJ Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @hoorent what algorithm?
  • fdgjfgfdgjfg Registered User Posts: 471 Member
    Solid chances but not a sure thing. Your numbers + ECs fit with what usually gets accepted EDI, but nothing sticks out that would definitely get you in. If you can improve your ACT with the September test, that will bump up your chances some.
  • nischranischra Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    I did go up to a 34 with the September ACT. Do you think this is good enough or should I take the October test?
  • fdgjfgfdgjfg Registered User Posts: 471 Member
    No, a 34 is definitely good enough, especially for the EDI round. That's a very good score in the EDI pool, and will help your app a lot. I wouldn't retake. Studying/retaking the ACT can kind of be a stressful experience, and the effort would be better placed in other areas.

    Now that the ACT is out of the way, you could maybe take two SATIIs where you feel like you can get 800s. That might have some marginal benefit. The area that you should really concentrate in is writing really strong essays. The personal statement is the key part of telling the "story" of your application, and is what makes you interesting to adcoms. Spend plenty of time planning, writing and editing. It would be good to start writing now, so you have a few weeks for edits.

    Overall, I think you have a very solid shot at EDI acceptance.
  • nischranischra Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    I have been working o my essay, so it should be good. Thank you for the advice, Vanderbilt is my dream school and i really hope I can get in.
  • Faline2Faline2 Registered User Posts: 4,225 Senior Member
    congrats on nailing that 34! best wishes in your college admission cycle. happy for you.
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