I have an unweighted 3.73 GPA out of 4, and a weighted 3.82. I've only taken a couple honors classes throughout high school (Chemistry and Math 9) and no APs, but I'm going to be taking two APs my senior year (Economics and Psychology). I've taken the ACTs once so far and scored a 29 Composite with a 9 out of 12 on the writing, and I hope to bring that up to at least a 30 on my second go-around. I'm a pretty rounded student as I have been on missions trips to 3 different countries over the past 4 years, helping to build homes for poverty stricken people and help AIDS patients etc... I am very involved in my school's music program (4 years of marching band, drumline, pep band, jazz band, percussion ensemble etc...) and have had many acheivments in the area of music. I'm not sure about class ranking, since my high school doesn't rank. I am also planning to apply Early Decision. So do I have a shot?
Having worked there at the medical center in an academic capacity, I can tell you that you have a very strong case to get into VU. Your GPA looks solid, your extracurricular involvement is very weighty, and your desire is sincere. Make sure you convey your desire to attend VU in your essay, and don't be afraid to detail the extracurriculars that you have experienced. Believe it or not, most universities these days place more emphasis on the essay because it is a reflection of you in your own words. Think hard and long about what you would say and when you apply, convey your zeal to attend there. VU is a fabulous institution of higher learning and I think you will enjoy it immensely. Good luck!
There is no hurt in applying. If you dont apply, you may regret it later. If you apply and get it, you can decide whether thats where you want to be or not. I say go for it!
You know what with that kind of (freakin' good!) attitude that you have, I know you can make it!! Go for it Bro!
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