So, I wanted to apply to USC, UCLA, Chapman, and LMU for their film programs, specifically a major in screenwriting/play writing.
My GPA isn't great, I have a 3.1 unweighted and 3.5 weighted, and 1800 SAT score. I know, it's low, but sophomore and freshman year I spent a lot of my time in hospitals and doctors offices for a severely painful medical condition I'd rather not disclose.
BUT, I have...
500+ community service hours,
Link Crew Commissioner,
Class Council vice president,
president and founder of Animal Advocates Organization (school group dedicated to helping local animal shelters in our area),
4 year member of the dance department,
an organization called Zygomas, which is school service group comprised the top 25 females on campus, most active in activities and community service (out of a campus of 4,700).
Plus, all of these activities had to undergo an application and selection process. I'm the only one in my grade to be accepted into all of them.
And I'm thinking I could use the minorities to my advantage, because women in film schools still aren't very prevalent and from what I understand, and colleges are trying to up those numbers. Also, I'm Syrian Catholic, which is pretty rare. Actually, some of my family speaks Aramaic, which is EXTREMELY rare. Those are just a couple of things that might be hooks.
Any advice is welcome :)