|By Anxious_HYP on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 05:34 pm: Edit|
Applying to HYP + Cornell (Economics)
White, legacy at Cornell
SAT1: 790M, 670V; 710M, 710V (top score for 1500)
SAT2: 740 Lit, 740 M1C, 720 M2C, 710 WH, 710 Writing
Am foreign (Ukraine), studying in Britain at a top boarding school. 6 A-Levels, all A predicted; straight-A record.
Top 100/100,000 in UK Senior Maths Challenge - praticipating in 2nd round of national Math Olympiad; gold certificate.
School chess team; county chess team; was national U14 chess team; gold medals
School tennis team
School running team; considered for county running team
A number of school prizes, especially in Economics + teamwork-related activities
I am led to believe I have excellent recommendations. I thought my interview went rather well.
School debating team; gold medal in nationwide competition.
Speak 4 languages fluently.
Several small items such as school newspaper co-editor.
Several hundred hours of community service; summer volunteer work in India and Peru; experience as pro web designer.
Non-typical personal essays.
Applied Harvard EA - deferred.
What are my chances? Sorry this post is so long, but I am depressing myself so much. Please tell me what I can do to improve my chances - send a lot of essays? Write a letter to dean of Harvard?
Thanks a lot for your help.
|By bumper on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 05:35 pm: Edit|
Hmm, your chances are appaling! You may get into Cornell on your legacy, but you will fail HYP
|By E-star on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 05:53 pm: Edit|
bumper is correct, your chances are not good...
|By Burberry (Burberry) on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
how are his chances apalling?
4 languages? 1500 score? medals? what is wrong with you people
|By Fish3715 on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 06:04 pm: Edit|
What other schools are you applying to?
|By Anxious_HYP on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 06:28 pm: Edit|
Cambridge - admitted. LSE, UCL, Imperial (all British) - admitted. But I have no wish whatever to go to a British university.
Do you think I should put that I am admitted to Cambridge on forms for US unis? It is kind of an academic achievement.
No other US schools
|By Fish3715 on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 07:22 pm: Edit|
I think you shouldn't mention Cambridge because the other universities may assume you won't attend their schools (IMHO).
|By g on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 08:17 pm: Edit|
HYP = ?
|By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 08:27 pm: Edit|
I haven't heard E-jackass tell anyone they have a good shot yet.
|By Meg B on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 08:28 pm: Edit|
HYP = Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Hope that helps.
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