|By Emilo2387 (Emilo2387) on Monday, September 06, 2004 - 06:41 pm: Edit|
HELLO, I AM PLANNING ON APPLYING FOR THE JEROME FISHER PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (A JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM) AT UPENN. I AM APPLYING EARLY DECISION. I HAVE VISITED THE SCHOOL AND WAS AMAZED BY IT. I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME IF I STAND A CHANCE:
ASIAN Indian - Male
SAT: 710M, 770V (1480)
SAT II: 740 WRITING, 640 MATH I, (taking chemistry and math ii in October)
GPA: 4.3 Weighted
RANK: 12 / 236 (TOP 5%)
An honors/AP student, after high school I will have taken 9 AP courses. The rest of my classes have all been honors. I also take two languages (french and spanish).
- President of a national church youth group
- President of a local youth group
- Student Council treasurer at my school
- over 100 hours community service
- Vice-President of the National Honor Society at our school
- Treasurer of the Spanish club
- member of the asian club
- member of the french club
- student mentor
- member of the science honor society, french honor society, and spanish honor society
- an active church member
- national minority leadership award
- high honor roll for whole high school career
- Who's who among high school american students
- excellence in computer sceince award
- principals award for 2 years
- excellence in social studies award
- chosen for the people to people student ambassador program (but could not go to due to financial reasons)
I HAVE REALLY GOOD TEACHER RECS AND I KNOW MY ESSAY WILL BE REALLY GOOD.
|By Deerhunter (Deerhunter) on Monday, September 06, 2004 - 09:35 pm: Edit|
"I KNOW MY ESSAY WILL BE REALLY GOOD."
Really good? Better than the guy who posted a few threads down who said he'll have an "amazing essay?" Yeah, your chances are decent, good luck.
|By Emilo2387 (Emilo2387) on Monday, September 06, 2004 - 09:42 pm: Edit|
thanx, do you think i should do an interview just to better my chances?
|By Knightmare (Knightmare) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit|
I'm sorry to say this, but I find your chances at getting into M&T weak. It's a really really competetive program, and you don't exhibit anything particularly outstanding. None of your extracurriculars are very unique or specifically stand out, none of your awards are state or national, and even your scores are average. I'm just being honest here - perhaps you could get lucky, but I think without an essay or recommendation that is absolutely exceptional, I'd say it's going to be tough.
|By Emilo2387 (Emilo2387) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 09:13 am: Edit|
thanx for the honesty, do u think there is anything i could do to get a better chance?
|By Knightmare (Knightmare) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 10:03 am: Edit|
Retake as many of the SAT I and SAT II tests as you can. Also consider taking the ACT.
|By Emilo2387 (Emilo2387) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 10:29 am: Edit|
so basically is it my sat I and sat II's that are holding me back?
|By Bigjake587 (Bigjake587) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit|
You have pretty good ECs. Be sure to play up your leadership and describe how you are a leader in the clubs that you do. For academics, I agree with Knightmare that you could do better. It would be more impressive if you had a higher rank. For the SATs, I would say that you are alright if you do well on the ones that you are taking in October. However, you should definitely do something about your Math IC score. Fisher probably puts a good deal of emphasis on math and a 640 is not that great. BUT, if you really do well on IIC and your math grades and AP exams are good, then UPENN should be able to look past it. To be on the safe side, you should retake as many as you can as knightmare suggested previously.
It probably will be tough for Fisher but I think you have a decent chance at Wharton or the Engineering school. But make sure your essays and recs are good, and apply there anyway and hope for the best. Good luck.
|By Emilo2387 (Emilo2387) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 12:16 pm: Edit|
would an interview help my chances?
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