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Williams College ED Chances?

coloradoMUNcoloradoMUN Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
I'm worried that my low unweighted GPA may put me out of the running for ED, although my SAT, the fact I'm a URM, legacy (grandfather), and my ECs may make up for it- thoughts?

Academics:
SAT: 1530: 750 R/W 780 M
SAT II: 790 Math II
Waiting for scores back on Literature, and Spanish - I predict I'll get 700+ on both
GPA: 4.64 Weighted
3.76 Unweighted (yikes) --> Have taken entirely IB/AP/Honors classes (besides Health and PE) throughout high school, so B's coming from those more challenging classes, and are almost exclusively in the STEM areas, which I do not want to go into at all, although my academic record has been fairly consistent thus far.
AP/IB: AP Spanish- 5, AP Language- 5

Awards: National Hispanic Recognition Program (applied, and had a phone call with someone who works there who said that I have "an extremely high chance")

Extra Curriculars:
Model UN: 10, 11(Director of Fundraising), 12(President)
Young Democrats: 10, 11(Director of Communications), 12(President)
Varsity Debate: 11, 12(Captain)
Baseball Team: 9, 10(Varsity)
Intern with the Democratic Party in my county- worked on local house rep's campaign, local senators campaign, and
Hilary's campaign (was for about 6 months)
Research Assistant at a Political Science research lab at the flagship University in my state (11, 12)
Intern at a national nonprofit- worked on their state legislative and congressional lobbying team
Appointed by my District's Board of Education to be the Chair of Student Committee to interview applicants for superintendent job at my district when our old superintendent left

Volunteer/Community service:
Volunteer at a local community center helping to tutor and educate low-income Hispanic youth (150+ hrs)

Recommendations:
Counselor - will be fairly average, nothing special
Spanish Teacher and sponsor of club I am president of- will be great, 10/10
Lang Teacher- will also be great, loves me, and got a 5 on the corresponding AP test

Other
State (if domestic applicant): CO
School Type: Public, extremely competitive
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Gender: Male
Hooks: URM- Hispanic, Legacy --> Grandfather attended.

Replies to: Williams College ED Chances?

  • coloradoMUNcoloradoMUN Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
  • glittervineglittervine Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    3.76 is not that low and you are both a legacy and URM. Don't worry too much about the GPA. Focus on your essays and other variables you can control at this point. You have a solid chance.
  • EphmomEphmom Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I agree with glittervine. My daughter is in the class of 2020 (admitted ED), and her g.p.a. and test scores were lower than yours. She did have a "hook", but I feel that the essay and recommendation portions of her application were very strong. I think you have a great chance, and probably a better chance if you apply ED.
  • TennisParentTennisParent Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Agreed, even without a hook, ED is the best way to increase your chances. Your research work with the political science department demonstrates real extra effort and passion, could make the difference. Williams seems to like candidates with research experience, I would get an extra recommendation from the professor if he or she really got to know you well.
  • nillupanillupa Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
    I think u have a very high chance of getting in
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