Question by : Do I have a big chance to get into Virginia Tech and their College of Engineering?
I took Algebra 1 in 7th grade.
Geometry, Earth Science, Spanish 1, and Keyboarding in 8th grade.
Algebra 2/Trignometry, Biology, World History 1, Honors English 9, Spanish 2, PE/Health 1, with 1 lunch break for each A day and B day in 9th grade.
Math Analysis, Chemistry, AP Human Geography, Honors English 10, Spanish 3, PE/Health 2, with 1 lunch break for each A day and B day in 10th grade.
AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP US History, CADD 1, and no lunch breaks on either day in 11th grade.
I am currently taking AP Statistics, Physics, AP Government and Politics, AP English Literature, CADD 2, and no lunch breaks either.
The CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Designing) courses are very advanced in my area and there isn’t many people in the course. I have to go to a technology center just to take it. We use the latest software such as AutoCAD 2010 and Inventor. My Junior year we did mechanical stuff while this year we are doing architectural stuff. It also counts as 3 classes per year.
I played JV football my freshman year and the other 3 years are on Varsity.
Football team captain my senior year.
I worked at Chick Fil A for 3 months due to football.
My GPA is a 3.678 with me ranked at #73 out of 441 students.
Our grading scale is: 94-100 A 86-93 B 78-85 C 69-77 D Below 69 E
My SAT reading score is a 470 and my math was a 580
And if this is also considered:
I’m an Asian male.
I live in Virginia.
I will be the first in my family to go to college
Answer by Cochise
Everything was fine until I saw your class ranking and SAT scores. Ouch!
By all means apply to VPU but have backup plans. Determine which schools are likely to admit you and apply to a few of them as well so that you have choices.
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One last thing – are you fluent in another language? If so, make sure you mention that in your application. Also, hone your skills in that language so that you speak at a high level – grammatical and correct in both speaking and writing. That is a great enhancement to your college application.
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