|Students who got into WEC say:|
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| | In highschool I got very high marks and had a 4.0 up until my senior year. I took various honors and AP courses. I was also involved with the National Honors Society, the varsity swim team, french club, volunteered at the local church and its CCD classes,and I also had a part time job.
I'd recommend getting a part time job to save up some cash regardless of what school you plan on going to. College is expensive. On the same note, apply for as many grants and scholarships as you can. Every little bit helps.
Colleges also look at what you're invovled in at your school. Join a club, a sport, or both if you've got the time. Most importantly, have fun with your last year in highschool, but don't completely neglect your grades. If you want to get into a college like Westminster, you've got to pull some serious academic numbers to impress the admission staff.
I got a 1460 on my SAT and had a HS GPA of 3.76. Westminster is looking for people who are involved in ALOT of activities and received high honor in high school. I was a member of National Honor Society, volunteered at a University hospital for 2 consecutive years, volunteered at a local library, and was involved in many high school activities.
Write a good essay. Pick a quote and elaborate on what it means to you and how/why you believe in it. Make sure youre involved in a lot; they go for well-rounded students who are HIGHLY motivated. Good recommendations, lots of activities, and a good essay CAN outweigh a low-ish GPA.
| Neuroscience/Cognitive Science|| Jun 16 2010 | I was extremely involved in high school clubs and activities and had a 3.5 gpa.