Will this ACT score plummet my chances of getting into Boston College?
Hi I am a junior in high school. College applications are just around the corner and my dream school is Boston College. I go to a Catholic private school in Florida. My school has quite a good relationship with Boston College. For example, one year BC admitted 15 students from my school. I would like to apply early decision. I would like to major in finance at the CSOM, which is more competitive than Arts/Science. I would love input on my chances?
GPA: 3.95 (unweighted)
ACT: (going to superscore but still testing so it is not set it stone) currently have a 27.. (my only weak spot)
Extracurriculars: 500 service hours; National Honors Society; Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honors Society); Lacrosse (9,10) due to an injury; JCL (Latin club) (10-12); Medical Professionals Club (10-12); Service Project for the fires in Tennessee
Summer Activities: A camp for 1 week where I take care of those with special needs (have done this for 3 years); doing a BC summer program this summer for 3 weeks (They say on the website that this does not increase chances for admission but my friend went there last year for a summer program and they said it does increase their chances)
Teacher Recommendations: Going to be my Latin teacher whom I will have had for four years in total throughout high school; The Vice Principal who will be my Psychology AP teacher senior year whom I have a good relationship with
Additional Recommendations: The Principal (good relationship)
Essay: Will be about being adopted from China by a single mother (the whole thing will not be about it but it will be the foundation)
Senior Course Load: AP Lit, AP Calc AB, AP Gov, AP Econ, AP Psychology, Religion Honors (required), AP Latin
- I was debating whether to take AP Psychology or AP Physics senior year. I understand Physics is a core science. However, I really wanted to treat myself and take AP Psychology because it seems interesting and I know the teacher very well. This means I will have 3 years of a science (biology honors, chemistry honors, 1/2 credit of marine biology honors (summer school for credits), 1/2 credit of physics honors (summer school for credits)
- Do you think having 3 years of a science will hurt my application even though I do not want to major in science?
- I will have 4 years of Latin including AP