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Chance me please at Vanderbilt

clattermanclatterman 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited August 9 in Vanderbilt University
I will be applying to Vandy ED 1 and I was wondering my chances
ACT: 34 composite 35 superscore
GPA: (on a percentage scale) unweighted= 92.5% weighted= 96%
AP's : Human geo (4) Stats (4) Biology (4) Spanish language (4) Literature (3)
Taking AP Calc AB, Spanish Literature, Chemistry, Psychology next year. The rest are honors. My school only lets us take 3 AP's a year, but I got approved to take 4 senior year.
EC's
- Club and high school soccer freshman and sophomore year until an injury where I stopped playing
- volunteer at local hospital as liaison between families and surgeons. In charge of families waiting during surgery and give them updates. (150+ hours)
- volunteer at rehabilitation hospital on spinal chord injury floor helping therapists and nurses. (100+ hours)
- work at a warehouse everyday after school. Started when company was small, so it grew a lot while I was there and I trained new employees.
- run the website and shipping for an online company out of my house
- Clavius (honors math and science program)
-NHS
- National Spanish Honor Society
- Summer internship at a winery
- I want to be pre med so I have shadowed a lot of doctors, but I knows that doesn't really go into the application

Thanks!!
edited August 9
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  • XAtlasXAtlas 243 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Your ACT is fine, fits in the middle 50%. Maybe try to figure out how you are gonna brand yourself. Being premed is fine, but there are a ton of premeds here. And your AP scores a bit lackluster, but I'm not sure how much weight they will hold anyway. Did you not take any Subject Tests? I would take Math Level 2, bio, or chem (probably 2 of 3).
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  • clattermanclatterman 1 replies1 threads New Member
    I took the bio and math 2 tests but I did very poorly and scored in the 600’s so I definitely won’t be sending the scores in.
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  • SincererLoveSincererLove 771 replies24 threads Member
    Considering your math sequence, subject tests and and AP scores, premed at Vandy might be too challenging for you. FWIW. D has 5s and 800s on bio and chem and had to work hard to get As. The average is C plus and a lot of smart kids can’t keep good GPA at Vandy premed.
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