What are my chances??? please help!!!

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By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:27 am: Edit

I am an Asian-American junior and was wondering what my chances were at the following schools:

Berkeley (NOT state resident)
Stanford (dad went there for graduate school--legacy...?)
Johns Hopkins

(please copy the list of schools and write "yes" or no" thanks in advance!)

GPA: 3.95
SAT: 1510
Taking hardest courseload at my schools...
AP Calc, AP Physics, AP US History this year.

Viola--all-state orchestra, section leader in youth symphony, church worship group

Piano--some minor awards, competitions etc.

Tennis--played on the varsity team freshman year, scholar-athlete award

Webdesign--created and maintain a webpage for my church and boy scout troop

Volunteer Work: volunteered as a strings teacher at an elementary school (1 years)

Summer Programs: YMA (music camp), Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (2 year)

Eagle Scout
Youth Group
Viola tutor
Oregon American Reigional Math League team

Classes at Oregon State University--took Statistics 1 and 2, recieved 2 A's

Thanks in advance!

By J0h (J0h) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:43 am: Edit

this is kind of premature, more info would be great. but here goes:

Berkeley Yes
Stanford Maybe b/c of legacy
UPenn Yes (not Wharton)
Columbia No (Yes at SEAS)
Johns Hopkins Yes (not BME)

By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:46 am: Edit

thanks! what other info would be useful?

By J0h (J0h) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 01:55 am: Edit

Do something productive over the summer. Try to find an internship or do research related to your prospective major. I took community college classes because I didn't konw what to do. But I see you spent your past 2 summers well.

It would help to distinguish yourself if u win Westinghouse or get into USAMO. but things are easier said than done...

plz rate me too: http://www.collegeconfidential.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?757/46544

By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit


By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit


By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit


By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit

sorry for the repeat bump... can i delete posts?

By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit


By Tommyy (Tommyy) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit


By Maryville (Maryville) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit

Athletics + great academic scores = good chance at the schools you listed. Maybe a couple more EC's would be nice, but that's a nice resume.

By Skyhawk (Skyhawk) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 11:33 am: Edit

Tommy - a gentle warning: the moderators all hate repeated bumps. If someone has a reply, believe me they will answer. If you want to keep your post at the top of the list ask a specific question about a school. Thanks, Moderator Skyhawk

By Jamimom (Jamimom) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit

You have a nice list of schools but look at their selctivity rates. It's always good to have a few safety schools on your list. Now that you have identified the schools you like at that end of the selectivity spectrum, you should look for somme school where you are sure to get in. If you are interested in aid, look for some where you are likely to get a nice merit award.

By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 01:21 pm: Edit

Keep in mind that for non-CA residents UCLA and UCB will be extremely difficult regardless of your credentials unless they extend to being 6' 5" 320 and very very fast.

You're in at USC and will probably be offered a large amount of scholarship money depending on how well you interview.

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