... but the admissions process is finally real.
white female from kentucky
fairly competitive public magnet
UW: 3.65ish. we do not weight or rank, but my counselor will probably put that I'm top 25% or top 30%.
= reason for low gpa/rank, but basically I was really sick my junior year and went from november to april doing virtually no homework. plus my school has a severe grading policy and most higher ranked students have taken easy/easier courses.
this year when i went to get my cross country physical (<3 running, hope to walk on in college) they found that I had a huge tumor in my stomach, so i missed like 5 weeks. it was totally unrelated to the previous illness. some of my semester grades are going to be lower than they should due to teachers who aren't superunderstanding and won't let me make up participation points, etc.
SAT: 790 CR/720 M/760 writing, 8 essay
took again while out of town on college visits. bad plan.
760 CR/660 M (ew.)/760 W, 9 essay
SAT II: took in may of junior year, when i was just starting to feel better
800 lit, 760 US, 610 chem haha
I'm taking physics, math II, and spanish in january, though not all of my schools will consider those scores. Unless something goes severely wrong, I should do well on all of them.
human geo - 5
world hist - 5
stats - 4
11th (sick year!!)
chem - 3
comp ab - 2
us - 5
eng lang - 5
- historian last year, VP this year
- on a national committee
- placed twice at nationals (6th in parliamentary procedures, 8th in entrepreneurship), three times at state, four times at regionals
- JV for three years (stupid political stuff. I played for the wrong club. I'm still mad about that)
- club soccer since I was 8, quit junior year due to illness/burnout
- varsity for three years, did not play junior year
policy debate (9-12):
- lots of local tournament wins/speaker awards
- like one random JV speaker award at a big national tournament
- outstanding novice debater (omgzz)
- about 100ish service hours? all from different places, so not really exciting
Academic WorldQuest (12)
Attended Chinese School for a year
ref soccer games for dinero
The junior year illness also affected my extracurricular activities pretty severely. How would you recommend explaining this without whining?
schools include but are not limited to:
- claremont mckenna
- university of kentucky
looking to major in econ, international relations, physics, or some combination thereof.
teacher recs should be okay but not amazing.