|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 03:56 pm: Edit|
yo, im a rising junior and i wanted to know if i can get in here. Assume my sat's are high and stuff, ill make sure of that. none of that "o cant tell until u take ur test blah blah blah"
*Unweighted – 3.6
*Weighted – 5.2
SAT 1 – taking the new 2005 one (assume i get about a 2300 or 2400, somewhere there)
SAT 2 – taking bio M and mat2c in oct (prob near an 800 for math and middle 700's for bio)
Currently Taken- (middle school-10th): 5 APs, 10 honors, 3 Regulars
Future- 10th summer: 1 AP, 4 honors, 1 regular
11th: 6 APs, and 2 APs online over 11th summer
12th: 4 to 6 APs and lab internship for two or more periods
EC: 450+ Community Service hours, Job at a convenient store from 8th grade summer to 10th grade, Internships with a CPA, a teacher, a Physician, Aeronautical Engineer, and Optometrist, I also tutor math and science after school, may do research this summer
Clubs: Debate Club, Chess Club, FBLA, Spanish Club/honor society, TSA/SECME, National Forensic Society, Geography Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society.
Positions: Math Honor Society Vice President, Mu Alpha Theta Vice President, National Honor Society Administrator, tried to start a Fencing club but it’s too “violent”
Sports: Captain of Basketball Youth Group Team, Captain of Football Youth Group Team, Badminton, Bowling, Fencing.
Awards: Won a lot of calculus competitions, science fairs, got American legion, AP scholar stuff, got National Honor Roll every year…etc stuff like that
Umm…I think this is about it, what else can I do to improve myself? Am I pretty well rounded yet? Do I have a chance at top colleges and ivies? Please input
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 10:13 pm: Edit|
bodanka bump bump
|By Deerhunter (Deerhunter) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit|
o cant tell until u take ur test blah blah blah
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit|
omfg if u gonna be a smartass screw off-----------------------any one else?
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit|
|By Sarasote (Sarasote) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:05 am: Edit|
well u seem to be on the right track. if u get those SAT scores and SAT 2s up there then u should be a regular candidate
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:46 pm: Edit|
|By Phantom (Phantom) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:44 pm: Edit|
the fact that you'll be a National AP Scholar by the time you apply is pretty impressive
other that that, your ecs seem pretty typical for a Princeton applicant. I dunno how highly your honor societies are weighted at your school, however, but having those should help. I would say you have a pretty good shot, esp. if u apply ED. good luck.
|By G_Li (G_Li) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit|
Not to get your hopes up, but I heard that being a National AP Scholar signficantly increases your chances of being accepted to a good school. National AP Scholars are few (considering all the students) and so colleges try to look for them. I wish you luck on your tests and applications. Post what you got on your SATs and maybe you'll get more responses.
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:53 pm: Edit|
g li- thanks
phantom- would apply ED bind me to go to princeton if i get accepted becuase if i were to get accepted to a bs/md program id rather much go to the program
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:19 pm: Edit|
|By Entropicgirl (Entropicgirl) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit|
YES, ED IS BINDING.
You can get that information ANYWHERE. Go to the Princeton website and look it up yourself.
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:25 pm: Edit|
|By Ericmeng (Ericmeng) on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:59 pm: Edit|
Let me be honest.
I think your ECs need to be more in line with who you are. You do so many "academic" honor societies, but your GPA isn't that high. Not to be an , but maybe you should focus on getting your grades a bit higher?
Just trying to be truthful. I mean, you do so many things, but why would they want someone who simply has the time and will to join random things? Anyone can do that. You obviously have some talent, so do something really exceptional!
Still, don't be ashamed of what you've done. It's tons more than where I was at that point, actually.
Good luck, and I hope to see you next year!
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 04:23 pm: Edit|
lol i never thought of it that way before, thanks, anymore input?
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit|
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
|By G_Li (G_Li) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 08:33 pm: Edit|
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 10:31 pm: Edit|
|By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 11:01 pm: Edit|
Yes, ditch the "honor" societies while you still can.
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 07:21 pm: Edit|
whats so bad about honor societies?
|By G_Li (G_Li) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit|
Yeah, jenesaispas, I think you really don't know what you're talking about. Fitting.
Why would you want to dump honor societies?
|By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 09:19 am: Edit|
That's a good one, G_Li. Very clever and endowed with such perception. C'est vrai. I mean, who really *does* know what he's talking about? Who really knows what truth is? (As a side note, I think your little personal insult of me is childish. Why don't you treat me with some respect and ask for an explanation outright instead of first degarding my intelligence. I would appreciate it in the future!)
But, to the point: For one thing, all of the societies make you appear spread out, as though you just joined them for the sake of joining them. I think they must suck time out of your day--it must be incredibly difficult for you to be in all of those things at once! For another, if your school is truly legitimate in its difficult, rigor, etc., how is one person with a not-so-perfect GPA in ALL of them? I think they devalue your high school experience. I tend to believe membership to honor societes should only be reserved fot the very top students (which well may be you, but something at your school prevents your GPA from showing it, i.e., rigor, problems, etc.). No on *really* cares that you're a member of English and social studies honor societies. I perceive a passion for math and science. Bear in mind, I could totally be off on this one but that's what your resume conveys. Continue your involvement with those societies, for I think they truly represent what you're about. And do some more things with math and science, to show that it's truly your passion, if indeed it is. Do some research involving both. That would an excellent way for you to convey your passion.
I hope this rambling post helped.
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 01:32 am: Edit|
yeh that was good insight, anymore opinions
|By Kayoshin (Kayoshin) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit|
I havent heard too much about the National AP Scholars, could you explain exactly what they are?
MiamiDude, I think you've spread your efforts in too many directions. Take a while, and think about what you really love to do. And if you can stress this in your essays in the future, it will really make you out to be a unique induvidual, and very interesting to the admissions officers
Hope this helps
|By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
well i believe the requirements for ap national scholor is a 4 or higher on 8 exams but u need an average of atleast a 4 with all the exams uve taken in ur life
thanks for ur insight
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