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what are my chances?

kidfromohiokidfromohio Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
edited April 2006 in Wake Forest University
Im a current junior and I hear a wide range of thoughts about colleges every day, especially Wake Forest. I was just wondering if i could hear some opinions from current students/those that were accepted/people that just know about college as to what my chances are for next year, thanks alot.

GPA- 3.4 to 3.5 (my real perceived question mark on my applications)
Honors- Geometry, Algebra II, Spanish II, Spanish III, Biology, Chemistry, English 11, Speech Communication
AP- Euro, U.S. Hist., U.S. Gov.
AP Scores: Euro 5, U.S. Hist (TBD), U.S. Gov (TBD), English Language (TBD)
Sports- Varsity Soccer 3 years, captain as a junior
Varsity Baseball two years
Clubs- Junior Statesmen of America
Spanish Club
Chess Club
What Sets Me Apart- Lived in two countries outside of the U.S.
Broken leg freshman year
Probable national Hispanic Recognition Program
National Merit Semifinalist/Commended
Senior Courses: AP English Lit
AP Calculus
Honors Physics
Honors Political Theory
Spanish 5
Other Senior Activities: Varsity Soccer, Captain
Varsity Baseball, Captain
Junior State of America, President
Community Service- Volunteer at Camp for the Gifted

Any advice as to what I can do to help my application, besides raise my gpa? What are my chances ED and normal? Thanks a lot and good luck to all others applying for 2011
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Replies to: what are my chances?

  • kyletxkyletx Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    I was accepted this year and comparing your application to my application, I'd say you're on the right track. The GPA is questionable, but so was mine. I had a 3.5/4.0, and I really didn't have a killer high school schedule either. You have good test scores, and tons of extracurriculars, but I think what helps people immensely on the Wake Forest app is the writing. The application is writing intensive with two essays and 4 or 5 short answer quesitons. So, I'd say with a good essay you have a very good shot at getting in. And, if you have any other schools you are seriously looking at, then I wouldn't ED, but that's just me.
  • kidfromohiokidfromohio Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    where did you end up going? what were your impressions of wake?
  • kyletxkyletx Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    I've sent in my tuition deposit to Wake, and I've had a very good impression of everything about them so far. The professors there are at the top of their fields, and seem to care genuinely about the learning that their students are doing. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. I've heard complaints about the cost, the dining and residence halls, and the "preppyness" of the student body. But, I've visited there twice now, talked to some of the students, and I can say for sure that the dining is not bad at all (I have eaten in "The Pit" 3 times now, and been satisfied each time). The students I've met are down to earth and personable, and I don't see any pervasive "preppyness". The cost is high, though. These are all just my opinions, and I'm sure someone will disagree with me.
  • kidfromohiokidfromohio Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    thanks. hopefully ill be joining you next fall
  • zoom1017zoom1017 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    kidfromohio -- where in ohio are you from? i'm pretty sure that we ohioans have somewhat of a geographical advantage when applying to wake forest; not too many kids from ohio end up there. i maintain that my being from northeastern ohio helped my cause in getting accepted to wake. good luck with your application process.
  • kidfromohiokidfromohio Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    thanks, im from cincy. this past year one kid from my school got accepted early decision and one got rejected for regular decision. i dont really understand it because the ne that got rejected apparently does better in school/on SAT's then the one that got accepted, but the one that was accepted was hispanic, which i also am, so hpefully that helps.
  • kyletxkyletx Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    If the one that got rejected isn't that much better at school/SAT's, then it could be their essays. I'm pretty sure Wake puts a large importance on the writing in their apps. Though, being hispanic probably helped too.
  • ChrissyMChrissyM Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    honestly, no-one can really tell you your chances. Yeah you may have the sat in the range and the xtra-curriculars, but no-one knows your 'chance.' That's up to the Wake Forest admissions office to decide.
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