So basically, I’m just wondering what my chances are on getting into Virginia Tech. I don’t really have anybody to help advise me with stuff like this, so here goes.
Basically, i’m worried about my cumulative GPA. It’s not that high. Unweighted, it’s a 3.1. It’s because my freshman and sophomore year, I kinda struggled with a lot of things going on at home and I pulled a few C’s in my AP classes. But as I’m finishing junior year, I turned things around for myself. This year, my GPA’s a 3.8 unweighted in all AP classes as well.
-My SAT score: 1300
-I’ve also been volunteering with the SPCA and at the VA hospital, I have over 150 hours so far, plan to do more this summer before I apply.
-I’m also getting a part time job this summer.
-I’ve played cello competitively for 7 years
-I’ve been in varsity Orchestra for one year
-principal cellist for three years in a row at my school
-performed at Carnegie Hall
-I joined cross country this year and liked it, plan to do it again senior year
-I also joined Running Club after school
-I took cello lessons after school for 5 years.
-I’ve heard being Hispanic, and a first-generation college student is important to them too?
-I also want to apply for early acceptance, maybe it’ll help?
I want to major in Chemistry and join the Corps of Cadets as commissioning as an officer in the Army has been a dream of mine for a while. But I know that big state schools like these worry more about numbers rather than stories. My mistakes from freshman and sophomore year are really dragging me down, but do y’all think what i’ve accomplished so far would compensate for my low cumulative GPA? I’m also applying out-of-state, I’m from Texas. If not, is there anything I can do besides just apply and see what happens? Should I submit a rec letter even though it says it’s optional?