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By Tbone (Tbone) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:18 pm: Edit

I was wondering what my chances seem to be for being accepted to MIT next year (im a junior this year):

760 M
680 V

760 Biology
790 Physics
800 Math iic
760 Writing

-Taking seven AP's next year with two both this and last year.

-3.92 unweighted GPA, 4.5 weighted
-class rank weighted is 9, unweighted is 20

-captain of chess team that got to high ranking state competitions for the past three years.

-scholastic bowl state competitor and captain for this and next years

-math team state competitor this year

-I help out at a local veterinary clinic
-I have also signed up for a presitigous internship this summer at a hospital

-I also have 1st degree black belt in tae kwon do
and some other things i cant remember right now

-my proposed major is uncertain, but I like biology, physics, and engineering

(I am taking the april SAT and hope to bring those scores up. i was also pondering whether or not to take the june or october SAT. Any comments abuot this?)

Thanks for the help in advance.

By Frank (Frank) on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 09:03 pm: Edit

Ask yourself: what differentiates you from the rest of the crowd? It better be something. Realistically, you've got numbers good enough to get in (you're in the middle 50% range...and I got accepted this year with numbers similar to yours) but MIT rejects 4 outta 5 people with your scores, take your app VERY seriously and make sure it makes you stand out. Something like "Prez of chess club" doesn't cut it because just about every applicant shows a lot of leadership in EC's. You've got a shot ... think about what makes you truly unique.

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