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Chances at Wash U in St. Louis?

nyybennyyben Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
High School Sophomore, Going to be a Junior in the Fall
Sex: Male
Race: White
Long Island, New York
Current Unweighted GPA: 3.74
Current Weighted GPA: 3.94
Sophomore PSAT score: 165 (67 CR, 48 Math, 50 Writing)
Class Rank: Projected Top 1% after Junior year
SAT Subject Tests: World History (630), Biology E (590)
Three AP Exams in May 2007: European History - 5, World History - 5, Biology - 3

Freshman Classes Final Grades:

AP World History 9: B+
English 9 Honors: A
Spanish 2: B+
Earth Science Honors: B+
Math A: B
Concert Band: A
Debating: A
Gym: A
Keyboarding for College and Beyond: A

Sophomore Classes Final Grades:

AP World History 10: A
AP European History: A
AP Biology: B
Spanish 3: A
Math AB: C+
English 10 Honors: A
Concert Band: A
Gym: A

Junior Year's Classes:

AP US History
AP English Language
AP Environmental Science
AP Human Geography
Symphonic Band
Spanish 4
Math B1
Radio Broadcasting
Lifetime Sports

Extracurricular Activities:

Varsity Cross Country (10)
Varsity Winter and Spring Track (9,10)
Political Awareness Club (9,10)
Model United Nations - Secretary (9,10)
Academic Quiz Bowl (9,10)
Concert Band - Trumpet, Section Leader (9,10)
Darfur Action Committee - Co-Founder (10)
Relay For Life - Team Member (10)
NYSSMA Volunteer (10)
Junior Achievement High School Heroes Volunteer Program (10)


AP Scholar (10)
Roger W. Sullivan AP History Conference Group Presenter (10)
Honor Roll Student (9, 10)

Summer Activities:

Recreation Counselor – Track and Field (10)
Hebrew Classes w/ Rabbi (10)
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Replies to: Chances at Wash U in St. Louis?

  • nervous1nervous1 Registered User Posts: 340 Member
    nyyben, after sophomore year is really too early to start "chance" threads. You need to do well in your Junior year and prepare well for your SAT's. To seriously consider a school like WashU, your SAT's are going to have to be significantly higher than your PSATs, particularly your math and writing scores. Good Luck!
  • mich_GIRL88mich_GIRL88 Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    mmmm washu is pretty much the randomest school in picking thier admitted students. i no ppl w/2300's and 34's that have been rejected while i got a 32 and got in. but i'm not gonna lie, the b's are gonna hurt and that c+ is def not fun but if u pull straight a's junior year as well as 1st semester senior year it'd show an upward trend. have u thought about taking the act? the college board (minus ap euro and world) have not been nice to you.
  • nyybennyyben Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    how has the college board not been nice to me? How is one C+ going to hurt my chances overall? It's you, not u.
  • mich_GIRL88mich_GIRL88 Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    i didn't say that one C+ was gonna hurt u, i said the B's as well. and since i've already been ACCEPTED to washu, i think i'm allowed to say "u" if i feel like. and since "ur" the one asking, maybe "u" should take criticism a little better.
  • nyybennyyben Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Maybe "u" should stop being so lazy and actually just type "you." Is it really that difficult for "you" to do that?
  • swim2daendswim2daend Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
    Don't worry about him. He just has a really bad attitude. You really should appriciate their remarks. If you don't want to hear anything other than "you will definately get in", then don't make a chances thread.
  • engineering?engineering? Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Hey then y dont u stop using "w/" and just write with? if u really have problems with ppl writing "u" then u should never get on the internet ok. cuz i think 9/10 times ppl are gonna use "im speak".
  • phlogistonfreakphlogistonfreak Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    Do u correct teachers when they use abbreviations also?
  • nyybennyyben Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Yes, I do.
  • swim2daendswim2daend Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
    Um....wow. You need to see a psychologist. You obviously are a perfectionist to an unheathly level.
  • dearsiryesdearsiryes Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    Honestly, I'm not seeing it right now. You're GPA is solid-don't worry too much about the Calc grade. However, your test scores are WAY out of even the lower end.

    Only with MAJOR SAT Prep do I see you hitting 2100 and you DEFINITELY need to boost your SAT IIs to the 700+ range to find yourself comfortable with your application. Of course there many people are accepted with 2000 SATs and 650 SAT IIs, but they are definitely not as solid as those with 2100s and 720s.

    Do yourself a favor and mad prep for your tests and look into some other more reachable "reach" schools. For the rest of the summer-SAT and IIs. Straight up.
  • thecalccobrathecalccobra Registered User Posts: 902 Member
    i now see why you got that C+
  • Collegekid12Collegekid12 - Posts: 532 Member
    No chance whatsoever.
  • melanieeekmelanieeek Registered User Posts: 320 Member
    I feel like the last thing WashU needs to increase its diversity is a white kid from Long Island. Don't take it personally.
  • DavieWeinbergDavieWeinberg Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    I would say that your chances are rather slim.
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