HYP chances - I am so depressed!

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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).

Good luck :)

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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