|By Cujoe169 (Cujoe169) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
I know this is long, please bear with me, and this is most appreciated¡K
i'm an asian male junior in a public school, fairly competitive #18 in nj, of about 450 in my grade...
my weighted gpa is a 4.5798
my unweighted gpa is a 3.59
my rank (though they don't give it anymore) is probably around the 20-25/450
I have taken 5 AP courses through this year: physics B, Chemistry, Biology, Calculus BC, Stat, and all my other courses have all been honors... through my junior year i have 137.5 credits, i'll have 180 or 190 by the time i graduate (need 120 to graduate)... senior year, i plan to take AP programming, psychology, Physics C, and latin...
i scored a 198 on my psats sophmore year 72, 61, 65 for math, writing, and reading respectively... and on the last sat i took i scored a 1360, an 800 on math and a 560 on English, which seems to be a fluke because I usually score around 650 like on my psat¡¦s... my SAT II scores are an 800 on math IIc, a 740 on chem, and a 690 on physics. (i also plan on taking writing)
* I took alg/II trig honors as a freshman as an independent study, and I am taking latin III as an independent study¡K
interact & able
peer tutoring (in school)
latin honor society
hunterdon symphony 1st violin 3rd chair (counts as volunteer hours, perform dress rehearsals at senior centers and for mental development centers)
violin (9 years)
saturday strings was 1st chair 1st violin (also counts for volunteer, play at hospitals and senior centers)
gaming club (chess/pente things of that sort)
intermural hockey (2 years captain of team)
chemistry club (president)
science league (chemistry/physics)
pit orchestra (1st violin)
volunteer tutoring (personal) 2 hrs per week...
national academic achievement award
math student of the month
language student of the month
AMC competition: 99 as freshman, 96 as sophomore
math league (9th place all state as a freshman¡K)
chemistry olympics (5th in state)
i should add that i wish to major in chemical enginnering
|By Dr_Juris (Dr_Juris) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit|
Hate to be the bearer of bad news. But, no, your chances aren't looking that good. You seem to be a science guy...I would look into Cornell. The fact is admissions into Princeton from Jew Jersey (I mean New Jersey) are vulgarly competitive and you, I hate to say, aren't that competitive. You wouldn't be competitive if you from Wyoming. That was harsh, I apologize. Pandas are cute.
|By Jesusofsuburbia (Jesusofsuburbia) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 06:40 pm: Edit|
I think you have a decent chance.
You're only a junior right?
Try to improve your SAT I. Aim for 1500. Take it another one or two times even, keep working at it. I wrote mine on Saturday and I only had one shot at it. Sucks.
I live in Canada, and I'm still baffled how you Americans take Calculus BC in Grade 11 (Junior year).
|By Cujoe169 (Cujoe169) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit|
hmm... i more than a decent chance, so dr juris i'll take ur advice and try for cornell, princeton was a hella reach for me anyway... and yes panda's are cute, and i'm not in denial, i'm not that impressive, the gpa kills me...
|By Mr_Sanguine (Mr_Sanguine) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 11:44 pm: Edit|
yeah you've got a chance, just try your best, def worth a shot.
I'm curious though...you said your school doesn't rank anymore, why is that? What prompted them to change?
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