|By Perfectangelt16 (Perfectangelt16) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 11:57 pm: Edit|
UPenn is my dream school. I love UPenn. Not to mention the fact that since my mother works there that i dont have to pay for tuition, but i'm not sure if i will get in because after i moved in my sophmore year i suffered from depression and was also diagnosed with ADHD. My grades improved during the second semester of my junior year. I'm sure that my grades will improve in my senior year but will i get in?
competitive public school
GPA 3.33/4 unweighted
all AP and Honors courses
90/500 people top 17%
SAT 1320 690math 630 verbal (i'm planning to retake these)
SATII Math 2: 650 Writing:630
I didnt really study for these so i'm retaking them and also taking Physics
Ap tests-Calc BC 4
US History 4
College credit-gathered while still in hs from community college
Emergency Medical technician
I'm taking enlish ap, vertebrae anatomy H, Human anatomy H, psychology AP, Calc 2 H(i've already finished AP calc BC), marketing, business academy H next year.
Cheerleading competiton-practice 6 days a week, team competes on ESPN
Future Doctors of America
Shakespear for the busy person-secretary
Junior statesmen of America-publicity manager
School newspaper staff-rated #1 school newspaper in usa
Emerency medical technician-the people who come when you call 911 w/ ambulance
Summer Research student at UPenn-viral infections of placenta increasing risk of preclampsia
Chinese,pre-med, new jersey
my recommendations are my boss from upenn, my calc teacher(grad of upenn), us history(upenn grad), physics, cheer coach
Also should i apply to Engineering so i can do biomedical engineering, nursing, or art/science for bio because all of them will help me get into medical school. My guidance counselor said that nursing is the easiest to get into but i would feel bad if i went there and then transfered after a year to the normal college. Should i apply to nursing or college?
|By Philliesphan54 (Philliesphan54) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit|
I think there is a part in the app. where it says "explain any extraordinary circumstances..." so you could explain the reason behind your grades in that space. other than that, you have a good shot because your ECs are stellar.
|By Knightmare (Knightmare) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:07 am: Edit|
Yeah, your extracurrics are stellar. If you do ED to nursing, you're as good as in. ED to college you have a good chance, but no guarantee.
|By Regulus (Regulus) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 05:42 am: Edit|
You might want to avoid mentioning your ADHD diagnosis. While there are a lot of kids at Penn, and indeed all universities, that have ADHD, using it as an excuse for anything will definitely turn off the adcoms. As long as there's a clear upward trend following your slump I'm sure they'll let it slide.
|By M_Nguyen426 (M_Nguyen426) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 10:12 pm: Edit|
Do you mind telling me how to become an emergency medical technician. It sounds really interesting
|By Ivyboy05 (Ivyboy05) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit|
I'm thinking about going into the medical field also. I was thinking about applying to the Nursing school and double majoring in Nursing and Bioengineering (I'm pretty sure Penn has no biomedical engineering major), while also fullfilling the requirements for premed. I'm probably crazy...but I've heard that the hands-on from the nursing school is good for med school...who knows.
|By Perfectangelt16 (Perfectangelt16) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:44 am: Edit|
you should contact the local emergency medical services in your area of local places to take emt courses. Your local community college should offer it. Your local state health website should have a list of all emt courses offered in the state. The nj website is http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/dhss/ems/courses.pl it contains a list of all classes offered and the time and location. It takes about 120 hours of training.
|By Perfectangelt16 (Perfectangelt16) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit|
would I have a chance at all if I applied to either the engineering school in bioenginnering or biology at the college
|By Pcahill99 (Pcahill99) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:09 am: Edit|
if you want to go to med school, major in biology at the college.
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