Ivy a possibility for me?

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By Mehere (Mehere) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 10:54 pm: Edit

Do you think that my chance of going to Ivy is ver low? Here are my stats.

9th grade – math 11 – 100.
Social studies 10 – 91
Science 9/10 honours – 83
French 9 – 72
Social Studies honours 9 – 68
Electronics 9/10 – 72
Physical Education 9- 72
English 9 honours – 79
Band 9 – 83

10th grade – Math 12 honours – 95
Physics 11 honours – 95
Chemistry 11 honours – 97
Info tech 11 honours – 94
Social Studies 11 – 91
Physical Education 10 – 89
English 10/11 honours – 84
French 10 – 65 =(

11th grade – AP Chemistry – 99
AP Physicas – 98
English Literature 12 honours – 94
AP World History – 95
CAPP – 98
Foods 11 – 98
AP Calculus – 99
Biology 11 – 96
Band 12 – 94
Physics 12 – 97
Chemistry 12 – 97

I got 5s on all of my AP exams. And I have a 1580 SAT 1 and mostly perfects sat 2s.
I also have a great variety of Ecs. Presidents for a few clubs and provincial honours for sports. Some national and provincial distinctions for math and phy contests.

My 9th grade mark wasn’t very high because my parents were separated. I will write an essay to explain that.
I’m mainly concerned with my grade 10 french mark, do you think that will precent me from gaining admission?

What are my chances for the ivies?

Thanks a lot!

By Cmaher (Cmaher) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 11:29 pm: Edit

9th grade "marks" are pretty much meaningless..

dont "waste" your essay explaining it, talk about what you learned from your parents seperation, say it was a hard time for you, and THAT IS ALL, do not make all these excuses.

foreign languages are not really important..

variety of EC's.. that isn't so good. do you have any passions, ivy league schools look for passion in one area. they look for well-rounded student bodies, not individual students.

your test scores are amazingly high.. you should try for Caltech and MIT.

By Mehere (Mehere) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:11 am: Edit

well. i know that 9th grade isn't that important. but however, i had a C in french 10.. -_-. darn.

By Mehere (Mehere) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:12 am: Edit

yes.. i am in the math and physics contest club. math and science club, my MAIN passion is math and science.. i also volunteer and i am in the make a difference club, which shows that i am caring.

By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:31 am: Edit

This may sound like a really dumb question, but how do you take 11 classes the same year? Wouldn't that make for a veeery long school day? at my school we can take a maximum of eight classes.

By Mehere (Mehere) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 01:34 am: Edit

well. AP CHEM 12 and ap PHY 12 counts for 2 classes. and i fogot to include french 11. so its 12 classes.

so what do you think of my chances?

By Importunate (Importunate) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:09 pm: Edit

a 65 is a c?

By Justinfiddler (Justinfiddler) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:18 pm: Edit

he might live in canada

he probably does
because he says marks

the canadian grading system is weird. 86 is smallest a-.

so 65 is probably a c

By Cmaher (Cmaher) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:41 pm: Edit

language classes are unimportant, especially if you apply to engineering/science schools, like CalTech and MIT, who don't even take it into consideration and require 0 years of foreign language

By Haithman (Haithman) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:50 pm: Edit

do i have to have 4 years of spanish to get into yale or could i just get by with 3?

By Mehere (Mehere) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:56 pm: Edit

yeah. i live in vancouver. 86 is a 73 b 60 c 50 c-
below 50 is f.

By Mehere (Mehere) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:59 pm: Edit

darn. how am i gonna explain my french 10 mark and the jump from 65 - 94? well. i dont want them to think im using excuses... do you think its acceptable if i say that i didn't do well because my parents' separation in 9th grade affected my french 9. but french 10 requires French 9 knowledge, so i didn't do as well. During the summer of 10th grade, i had friends over helping me out with French. So i caught up a bit. I hate this explanation. I think the admission officers might think im just giving out excuses... argg... darn.

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 12:04 am: Edit

that's stupid

i guess i'm being too harsh on your system, i mean after all you do live in canada(or state #51)

By Metalgear52 (Metalgear52) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 02:59 pm: Edit

i go to a school in dc where my margin is much smaller than most schools, like 95-100 is A, 90-95 is B, 80-90 is C, and 75-80 is D, and F is below, when i apply will they take that into consideration because i have 1 grade that is an 89 and 3 that are below 95

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