|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Friday, June 04, 2004 - 02:57 pm: Edit|
I'm an international high school junior. I'm doing this big research on economics. If all goes well then I am on the verge of proving an hypothesis [ of econ.]. My stats are as follows?
I took the following AP tests
AP calculus BC
AP english lit
on the top 20th percentile [ sorry, i don't know the details]
My GPA [ weighted over a 4.0 scale] is 3.9.
I'm a member of the student leaders council.
I've done 100+ hours of community service at a juvenile detention center.
I'm on the board of a club called the drama and debating club.
I'm the program coordinator of Forum of Young Economists.
I am the editor of the school magazine.
I have contributed over 10 articles to a leading national newspaper and all of them have been published.
Do I have a chance?? Thanks.
|By Willowlike (Willowlike) on Friday, June 04, 2004 - 03:07 pm: Edit|
I think that your research, and the national published articles sounds interesting and will help you stand-out, but Harvard also looks for top students—academically speaking. What are your AP scores? I think you have a chance????
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 02:14 am: Edit|
I just took the AP exams therefore I don't know the scores. I'm expecting 4 or above in all of them. I forget to mention my SAT score: 800 math and 750 verbal.
|By Willowlike (Willowlike) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 02:52 pm: Edit|
I think it is quite possible that Harvard will want you. Your scores are great, especially math, and your ecs are outstanding. What other schools are you considering? MIT?
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit|
I really don't know. I guess MIT is another viable option. But I heard you can cross register courses between H and M so does it really matter where you go?
|By Jessc (Jessc) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 02:51 pm: Edit|
You have the stats now make sure you get the recommendations. Those are what puts you above the others in the application pile.
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 01:43 pm: Edit|
Thanks Jessc. I believe I should get good recommendations. Do you have any more pointers that could improve my chances?
|By Docarchitect (Docarchitect) on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 10:31 am: Edit|
If you really enjoy the volunteer work, keep it up, but if not, quit it right away and put that time and effort into the "real" things you're already working on: the economics research, the published papers. These are what make you stand out from the crowd.
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