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BLACK, Chance me honestly please

Nomad04Nomad04 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited December 2007 in What Are My Chances?
The best schools I'm reaching for are Maryland College Park & NYU. But what other good schools do you think I should apply to?
Im black and live in Maryland and go to a very competitive public highschool.

NOTE: Freshman year I had troubles moving into a new area and did not find out I had ADHD until the END of freshman year. But sophmore year I started treatment.

This was my freshman year schedule:
Biology GT
American History GT
English 9 GT
Geometry GT
Computer Science 1
Spanish 1
Unweighted GPA= 2.94
Weighted GPA= 3.19

This was my sophmore year schedule:
English 10 GT
American History Honors
Algebra 2
Spanish 2
Art 1
Journalism 1
Unweighted GPA= 3.29
Weighted GPA= 3.5

Junior year schedule:
English 11 AP
World History AP
Spanish 3 Honors
Art 2 GT
Journalism 2
I'm a junior right now so hopefully i'll get around an unweighted gpa of 3.43 making my weighted gpa again, hopefully a 3.79.

Computer Science Club- 1 year (lasted only for 1 year)
FBLA- 3 Years
Spanish Club- 3 years
Student Government- 3 years(Part of Advertising Committe)
Cross Country- 2 years
Film Club 3 years- (President)
Student Newspaper- 2 years (Staff Writer & i'll probably be somesort of editior next year)
Junior Statesmen of America- new club this year- (Web Designer)
Amnesty International- new club this year
National Art Honor Society
Maryland Technology Honor Society

Some Awards:
7th place in my county's film festival
High Black Achievers on Maryland State Assesments
Acknowledgment for participation in the essay contest for Holocaust Rememberance Project
Acknowledgment for participation in Schools Reflection Program for 3 years in Literature & Art

That's all the stuff I can think for now. I'm a junior currently so hopefully something else will come along for my transcript.

My grade trends improve each year and I'm an African-American (which might not help much, i really dont know) and I found out about my ADHD really not until 10 th grade year so I was wondering how are my chances at University of Maryland College Park & NYU?

The thing that stumbles me is NYU is hard to get into and on their website they say NYU receives applications from, "...many students with extraordinary academic records " yet 12% of their undergrads according to college board had a GPA of in between 3.0-3.24. But NYU says 70% of their students were in the top 10% of their graduating class and my high school is very competitive so I have no idea what my rank will be and I'm sure NYU is a popular school to others in my grade and many have excellent academic records which are WAY better than mine.

So I'm hoping someone can tell me my chances and if they're not good, what are some others schools I should be looking at with my current record.
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