|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
I'm in an extremely comptetive magnet program at a large well-known MD school. All APs, advanced, honors, or magnet.
GPA [3.5 unw/4.4 weighted]:
Barely missed the 10% cutoff (4.5 weighted), so in top 10-20%.
SAT1s: 670 V, 800 M
SAT2s: 690 Math2c, 680 Writing, US history soon.
Senior Class President
Student Advocacy Coordinator for County-wide SGA
Captain of the Mock Trial Team
Head Attorney of Montgomery County Teen Court (a real juvenile court)
Cello- 9 years
Director of a student run a cappella group
International Thespian Club- Actress/Secretary
Lead roles in school/community theatre
I've earned 700+ hours of community service through public entertainment (performing cello or in plays for nursing homes)
No awards (besides National Honor Society)
|By Jennyzsong (Jennyzsong) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 11:06 pm: Edit|
I don't think your crap shots are crap shots. I wouldn't be surprised if you got into any of those...
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 11:21 pm: Edit|
The magnet program has 100 kids, 80% of them over a 1500 SAT score and better grades than mine, and they're ALL applying to top colleges. Fortunately, most are math and science people [i want to do psychology], but a good handful are competing directly with me.
And i have no awards.
Oh! My father is white and mother is korean. I think I lose out on the teeny racial advantage as well.
Any other opinions? Be brutal.
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 02:14 pm: Edit|
(By the way, thank you Jennyzsong). I know i might have a chance, but any opinion on what the chances are?
|By Pseudo (Pseudo) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 02:56 pm: Edit|
I don't want to be mean but I don't think you have much of a chance at brown or swarthmore but theres absolutely no harm in trying. Both of those schools look for top 10% (you dont have it), they look for strong grades (3.5 uw isnt amazing at all), your sats are fine but you should know you'll be competeing with everyone else at your school in admissions so based on what you've told me i don't think you have a good chance at being accepted to some of those top schools but that doesn't mean you can't apply and that doesn't mean you won't get into any good schools, its just that even some of those who "walk on water" dont get into schools like brown. Your ec's arn't bad so if you wanna make a good impression try and incorporate some of the things you've done in interviews and essays.
|By Insanechild (Insanechild) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 04:54 pm: Edit|
What would that school be? Blair High School?
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 09:40 pm: Edit|
Yes! Know anything about it in the application process that would give me insight into my chances?
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 08:50 pm: Edit|
|By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 08:58 pm: Edit|
white father and korean mother...
is your mother constantly screaming that you need to go to an IVY league, like my mother?
Ok...I think your chances are good. Not so good, but worth a shot, such as Swarthy and Brownie. Also, just curious, why are you applying mostly to LAC's?
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 11:53 pm: Edit|
OH MY GOD. http://www.collegeconfidential.com/discus/messages/70/31221.html This is what I wrote about parental stress, and it got a lot of response. I suggest you take a look at it.
I love LACs: the environment, the personalized attention, how i can take lots of humanities, getting close to teachers...i know that i want to study social psychology and theatre, and LACs have it.
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 11:55 pm: Edit|
Psuedo: I have a steadily increasing trend since my freshman year.
All of my classes are weighted due to the magnet program.
|By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 12:31 am: Edit|
|By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Friday, November 07, 2003 - 05:32 pm: Edit|
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