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Discus: What Are My Chances?: January 2004 Archive: Michigan/BC/NYU
By K516 (K516) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 03:06 pm: Edit

Chances at Michigan/BC/NYU?

Korean-American student at a pretty well known public high school in Northern New Jersey.

SAT I: 1380
SAT IIs: Writing - 750, 2C - 730 (Retake), Lit - 710 (avg from prac tests)

High School - 2nd Decile Ranking of approximately 380 students (School only goes by 10%, 20% and so on. I'm technically top 15% but that probably won't show on the record). High Honor Roll Student (Took mostly Honors and AP)

GPA: Weighted: 4.0327, Unweighted: 3.6502

AP Courses: US History - 4, Physics B - 2

Senior Schedule
AP Advanced Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP English Literature
AP Latin
AP Psychology
Chamber Orchestra - Concertmaster

#Numbers Correspond to Grade Year Commited to the Event#
Extracurriculars (In School)

Cultural Diversity Asian Festival Event (Member: 9, 11, 12: Possible Leader)
Maroon and White Selected Soloists Recital (10-12)
Tri-M Music Honors Society (Member: 11-12)
High Times School Newspaper (Staff Writer: 11)
High School Chamber Orchestra (9-10: Member, 11: Assistant Concertmaster, 12: Concertmaster)
Latin Honor Society (Member: 10, 11)
National Honor Society (Member: 12)
Academic Decathlon (Member: 10)

I also was heavily involved with various chamber groups with orchestra peers. As first violinist for nearly all of the formed groups, I had a great time performing for various community service events since my sophomore year throughout my town and sometimes to other local towns. Total time commited to these activities is well over 150 hours.

Extracurriculars: Outside of School

Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division (Member: 9-12)
MSM Philharmonic Orchestra (Best in the Pre-College Division: 1st Violin 7th Chair)
Region I High School Orchestra (Member: 10, 1st Violin 7th Chair)
Global Ministries Youth Anti-Racism Dialogue (Participant: 10)(This event took place at a local Windham hotel in Newark, NJ. Peers from across the country came together to discuss racial issues in today's society. I was lucky enough to have been selected by a church youth pastor to attend this event).

Community Service Activities
Valley Hospital Junior Volunteer Services: 150+ Hours (Since Soph Year)
Church Mission Trips To Le Pan, Mexico: Well over 300 Hours (Member: 10, 11)
West Bergen Mental Health Center's Center for Children and Youth Aspergers Related Services (Intern: Since June of this summer) Will complete more than 150+ hours by the time I submit my app.

My intended major at the moment is psychology, or possibly a double of psychology and medicine.

OK. All Comments Accepted.

By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 04:57 pm: Edit

Good shot for all, but I'm assuming you already applied to UMich. If you haven't, you better ASAP. I hear their class fills up by January.

GPA looks a little low, but I know a lot of Northern NJ schools (I'm from NJ too) are competitve, especially those in Bergen County, so you may be alright.

BTW, NYU is good for psychology, but if you're thinking of medicine/sciences, I'd reconsider. Although their med school is very good, CAS isn't so great in the hardcore sciences. I had NYU on my list but had to take it off for this reason. Social sciences are great there, though.

By K516 (K516) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit

thanks, bump

By K516 (K516) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 10:23 pm: Edit


By K516 (K516) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 11:26 am: Edit


By Njgrl (Njgrl) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 11:40 am: Edit

which school do u go to? BA?

By K516 (K516) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 11:51 am: Edit


By K516 (K516) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 06:14 pm: Edit


By K516 (K516) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 02:31 pm: Edit


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By K516 (K516) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 01:43 pm: Edit


By Pisces3 (Pisces3) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 01:54 pm: Edit

i'd say you're stats are great for Boston College, and most likely for NYU and Michigan too. Spiffybrownboy's right.. your GPA is a little low, but you do have alot of good EC's. Good Luck.

By K516 (K516) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 02:51 am: Edit

thanks. bump

By K516 (K516) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 04:58 am: Edit


By K516 (K516) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 04:17 pm: Edit


By Mjl86 (Mjl86) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 04:56 pm: Edit

yo yo

since you are not top 10%, I can not say that you have a high chance at any of the schools. But,you do have a chance. Just discourage people at your school from applying to the three you picked.

What is the ranking of the school?

I'm also taking ap psych and ap calc right now I took ap english lit last year and I was wondering if you could list what you guys are doing in class to see where you guys are in the courses. My clac class is a bit behind, we are finsihing differentiation this week with a big test :(

By K516 (K516) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 09:12 pm: Edit

calc ab - studying antiderivs

bump, need more comments plz k thx.

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