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chance a low gpa high score junior--ed?

hahaheywhatsuphahaheywhatsup Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
edited January 2011 in Wake Forest University
Hi to all,

Background: I'm a junior at a top Illinois public school. I skipped the second and third grades but went back a grade for athletics when I transferred to a public middle school. My ADHD really affected my freshman and sophomore years as it went untreated, but with medication I've really been able to buckle down and get some decent work done.

Ethnicity: Hispanic

GPA: (W on 5.00 scale, since classes were all honors/AP)
Freshman--3.80 (My freshman year was completely mediocre--see above--with a 3.80/5.00 while in all honors classes. I think that was mostly due to the ADHD, an elongated acclimation period and my immaturity compared to my peers.)
Sophomore--3.70
Junior--4.20 (first sem, if finals go well could be 4.40 or 4.60)

Class Rank: somewhere in the top 10 or 11%

AP's: Junior--AP English Lang/Comp , APUSH
Senior--AP English Lit, AP US Gov't, AP Comp Gov't, AP Econ, AP Bio, AP Stats, AP Calc AB

EC's:
-two year class council member
-baseball soph/jun--getting recruited by Ivies, smaller D1 schools, multiple D3 schools
-club/travel baseball every summer
-swimming frosh
-1st chair alto sax in wind symphony frosh/soph, rejoining senior year
-1st chair alto sax in jazz band frosh/soph, rejoining senior year
-writer on school newspaper frosh/soph, production editor jun
-writer for the teen newspaper of a major, big city paper (very, very selective)
-member of Tri-M music honors society
-Project Lead the Way pre-engineering courses frosh/soph/jun
-captain of/leading scorer for scholastic bowl frosh/soph/jun
-italian club council member jun
-eucharistic minister and minister of care for Archdiocese of Chicago

Honors:
-National Honor Society jun
-Foreign Language Honors jun
-English Honors jun
-Science Honors jun

Schools: Wake (may ED), UIllinois engineering (legacy), SMU, Northwestern (may ED), Notre Dame (huge legacy, my family's donated $$$$$ for whatever reason), Yale (baseball recruit), Harvard (baseball recruit), Miami University (Ohio), Wisconsin, Indiana, Vanderbilt (may ED), Washington & Lee (baseball recruit), Boston College, Boston U, Tufts

Standardized Tests:
-AP Comp--36 (36 R, E, S; 34 M)
-SAT--not taken yet, hopefully somewhere above 2350
-PSAT--223, will be National Hispanic Recognition Program (or whatever, lulz) participant
-SAT II: not taken yet, plan on Math II, US History

Recommendations:
-Editor for my newspaper
-School psychologist/counselor
-Baseball coach

Thanks, everybody!
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Replies to: chance a low gpa high score junior--ed?

  • hahaheywhatsuphahaheywhatsup Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    also--forgot to mention this: for those of you who attend wake, how fratty is it? i focus on my studies, but i also enjoy playing as hard as i work. i'm also looking at some other southern schools with heavy greek influence--W&L, maybe UVa, Vandy, SMU. thanks!
  • lalax123lalax123 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    what is your actual gpa? like all those years combined? also, how are you in the top 10% with a low gpa? is your school really big?


    but quite honestly, your act score is AMAZING! it is perfect. so i dont think your gpa will matter AT ALL! seems like you would definitely get in. good luck on all your apps and visiting :)

    also the greek life is very very very heavy!
  • hahaheywhatsuphahaheywhatsup Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    my gpa is about 3.9-4.0, and i'm 65th out of a class of 640 (weighted rank).
    yes! can't wait to frat.
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