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Changes of geeting in

tiffanybenttiffanybent Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
edited January 2012 in Wake Forest University
Sorry to ask this so many times but I really want a reply.

I am a black girl from Jamaica and I also applied to Wake forest regular decision. I would love to know what you think my chances are . My gpa is 3.2 out of 4, The school system is different here than in America so we don't have any honors but we do have a grade 13. Which is like pre college courses. I am in grade 13 and this is my final year. I will not be submitting my SATs but is what I got.
I am the vice secretary of UNESCO
Vice treasurer of KEY club
President of the cultural society re-establishment committee
in the tennis club
in the field hockey club
I only participate within my school for the sports.
I am a member of the departing society and
The inter school christian fellowship.
I volunteer at an animal shelter and teach adults and children how to read and do math in my church's adult education program.
In Jamaican public high schools we do not have class rankings but at the end of grades 11, grade 12 and grade 13 every school in the Caribbean takes the same exam. These are like our end of high school exams. Grade 12 students take an exam that is called the Caribbean advanced proficiency exam in each subject. in 2011 i took the exam and ranked 10th in Caribbean for the history exam (out of 1890 students from 10 different islands). What do you think my chances are?
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Replies to: Changes of geeting in

  • pinkcupcake14pinkcupcake14 Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    Hello!

    I never comment on whether people will/won't get in because the system is confusing and there is no real way to give someone accurate chances, but I think that being an international student should give you a bit of an advantage.

    Best of luck!
  • IBstudent0IBstudent0 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Im a current student. And looking at your stats and comparing them to the students here, I have to say that based on your GPA it doesnt look so good.

    However, you do have a number of things going for you which Wake looks for. To begin, you are an international student/have international experience. They love that here because the student body tends to be a homogeneous group of southerns/north-easterners who are essentially southern. Wake is looking to diversify and attract students like your self.

    Additionally, Wake loves volunteer work and the fact that you are holding leadership positions.

    Overall I think you have around a 65% chance of admissions, however each year at Wake the admissions get tougher and tougher so I cannot say with absolute certainty. If it is any comfort, you are very comparable with my friend who is an international student from Ghana and she got in. So good luck.
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