|By Indcat (Indcat) on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit|
SAT-I 1430 (660V 770M)
GPA- 4.0 (unweighted)
Rank - 3 / 150 (Class 10)
2 / 36 (Class 11)
4. Secured 94% in Indian CBSE Class-X . Scored High Distinctions in all subjects.
5. Scored district-high marks (92/100) in Hindi(Foreign Language) and was awarded trophy for the same .
6. District overall rank – 16/2665
7. Awarded Scholars’ Badge every year in high school.(4 times)
8. Won 1 Gold Card and 3 Silver Cards for subject highest marks.
9. Ranked 28/1401 (98 percentile) in Chitkara Mock CBSE .
10. 2nd youngest student in State to qualify for Advanced Mathematics lectures held at the Punjab University
Was elected Editor of School Magazine ( Soaring Eagle) in Classes 9 and 10 and Editor of School Newsletter (The Mouthpiece) in Classes 11 and 12.
Awarded the Badge of Honor for exceptional leadership.
Vice President of School Debating Society
Member of School Quizzing team .
Member of School Band.
Historical article published in French Magazine – Les Amis
Completed B.A. in Indian Classical Music in Tabla.
Awarded 6 certificates of music (6yrs) by Pracheen Kala Kendra .
Given several performances at school functions and private shows.
3rd youngest in district to complete B.A.(Mus)
Successfully completed rigorous Outdoor Based Learning Program in Mountain Biking.
Awarded trophy in appreciation of Resource mobilization for Leprosy Eradication.
Assisted Chandigarh Blood Bank Society in promoting voluntary blood donation.
Took part in Special Olympics (Sports for mentally Challenged)
SAT-IIs to be given in October - Writing , Math IC and Math IIC (and this combination is allowed)
Can I get into Brown with international financial aid?
Worth a shot?
|By Indcat (Indcat) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 06:05 am: Edit|
Bump some help plz
|By Instantkarma (Instantkarma) on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 05:55 pm: Edit|
It's hard for anyone on this board to answer this question, especially so because most people aren't familiar with the Indian educational system. That said, I'm an international student currently at Brown (and my family's from Chandigarh, as it happens), so although I don't really understand it either I'll give it a shot.
First off, as you probably know, Brown is not need blind for international students, so your applying for aid will affect (reduce) your chances. I do know international students with amazing aid packages, so it does happen; just be aware that your application has to be that much more amazing.
From the little information available, it seems like your stats are pretty much in common with the stereotypical Indian/Asian applicant; much stronger on math than verbal. I would reccomend that you do not take both Math IC and IIC - even if you are technically allowed to do this, it just doesn't add anything to your application. If you do well on the IIC, I would assume that your basic math is strong as well. Can't you take a science SAT II instead? Or even self-study the literature exam?
Your activities are fine, but again, there is nothing execptional. I would drop listing things like band member and quiz team member; it doesn't show leadership, and just dilutes your overall application.
It seems like your strongest "hook" is your extensive involvement in music, especially since you play the tabla, and rather than some form of western classical music. I would play that up in your essays.
I hope this helps and doesn't come accross as being too harsh. You should definitely go ahead and apply if Brown is where you want to be, and you definitely have a shot (it goes without saying that you should work really, really hard on all your essays). If aid is a major consideration, look at schools that are need blind for international students: Yale, Princeton and Williams come to mind. Good luck!
|By Indcat (Indcat) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit|
Thanks a lot for your help.
But the problem is that im in the Commerce Stream and have no science subjects . So i cant take their SAT IIs . As for Lit , its too tough for me , even though im the school topper in English.
Brown and Penn are my reaches . I know that .
My real match is Colgate ED.
|By Asianalto (Asianalto) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 06:19 pm: Edit|
Hey! If you come to Colgate, come visit me while I'm working in the coffeeshop!
|By Indcat (Indcat) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:33 am: Edit|
Sure ..let me hope so....You know Varun Sondhi ('05) . Ask him about me
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