UPenn, Haverford, Wesleyan?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: January 2004 Archive: UPenn, Haverford, Wesleyan?
By Medadu (Medadu) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 01:47 pm: Edit

Boy-Junior in HS

PSAT-62V 66M 65W (Taking SAT tomorrow!)

GPA-4.0 unweighted

APs- AP Spanish Seminar, AP Human Geography(taking test in Spanish at the end of this year, estimating 4-5)


Camerata (Chorus) (grades 9, 10, 11)
Cantata (Select Chorus) (grades 9, 10, 11)
Silvertones (Premier Select Group) (grades 10, 11)
PMEA District 12 Chorus (grades 10, 11)

Musical Theatre (grades 9, 10, 11)

A capella group (grades 10, 11; co-founder 10, 11)

Marching Band (grades 10, 11) Baritone Horn

Symphonic Band (grades 10, 11) Baritone Horn

Class Representative (grade 11)

SEED (Seeking Equity and Educational Diversity) (grades 9, 10, 11)

SAGABA (Straight and Gay and Bisexual Alliance) (grades 10, 11)

Anti-Defamation League Peer Trainer (grades 9, 10, 11) conducted diversity workshops at middle school and trained other high school students to do diversity

Peer Educator (Sexuality Mentor) (grade 11) Educated high school students about the hazards of sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and safe sex.

Volunteer Lab Assistant in Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania (~70 hours, summer 2003) Shadowed Gastroenterologist in Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, conducted Molecular Biology lab procedures: Western Blots, Southern Blots, RNA isolation, and Immunohistochemistry.

JV Tennis (grades 9, 10, 11)
JV Swimming (grade 9)


Award for Academic Excellence (grade 9)
achieving honor roll all year

Award for Academic Excellence (grade 10) achieving honor roll all year

Varsity Arts Letter for Vocal Music (grade 10) displaying excellence in vocal musicianship

National Spanish Exam (grades 9, 10) commended for high achievement in Spanish

Hey guys, thanks for reading all that. I'm not sure what I should do for my senior year just yet. Should I add more ECs? I'm hoping to break 1350 on my SATs, and probably get ~650-700 on SAT IIs. Testing just isn't my thing, but I do pretty well in class. The schools I'm looking at currently are UPenn(stretch?), Haverford College, and Wesleyan University. Any thoughts? Thanks.

By Medadu (Medadu) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit


By Aclockworkowens (Aclockworkowens) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit

U Penn is a strech with under a 1400 and under 700's on your SAT II's, so I'd strive for higher, but your GPA and EC's are impressive...so Haverford and Wesleyan should accept you...assuming you at least match your target test scroes.

By Exerful (Exerful) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit

i think haverford looks more for people who have very distinct and unique personalities, so the numbers aren't necessarily DIRE. however, it definitely would help if you get 1400+ on your SATs and 700+ on SAT IIs. all three schools are really tough to get into, but like aclock said, your EC's and gpa are strong, so just work on those standardized tests and you'll be golden. good luck!

By Deeny1414 (Deeny1414) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

UPenn is not a stretch at all. Just go to the UPenn board and you will see how many people under a 1400 got in. I have a good friend who got into UPenn and she had like a 1340, so I definitely think you have a great chance, especially w/ the 4.0. Good luck!

By Medadu (Medadu) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 01:59 pm: Edit

Wow, thanks for all the constructive criticism guys! Yeah, I just took my SAT today, so I should be getting those back in 2 weeks. I think I did pretty well... but ya never know. I'm thinking anywhere from ~1300-1400. I'll post 'em up when I get them.

By Medadu (Medadu) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit

bump- any other thoughts? *hopeful*

By Sammgc68 (Sammgc68) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 05:09 pm: Edit

Unrelated, but wow! You play baritone? You're like the first other person I've met who plays, outside of school and comps and stuff. And with that, you could try out for county/district/state bands, if you are good enough. They're a low time commitment, but colleges, especially LACs like Haverford and Wesleyan, love creativity and artisticness. HTH.

By Thejuiceisback (Thejuiceisback) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 06:37 am: Edit

Yo, y´all think I´ll get into UPenn being trilingual and having an A-/B+ overall high school average, I´m doing a special foreign language program this year too. Can someone just tell me what UPenn desires from most applicants? If you´ve had a relative go or something, hit me back, I´d appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 09:42 am: Edit

thejuiceisback...what did you just say???!!!

By Medadu (Medadu) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:42 pm: Edit

Forgot to mention:

All honors 9-11: 4.0 GPA 9-11. Challenging courses...precalc, etc.

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