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By Seran (Seran) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:28 pm: Edit

My last board got pushed into the July Archives, so...

I would greatly appreciate any inputs and comments; feel free to go wild and give a deep analysis of my profile and chances!

Princeton
Yale
Duke
MIT
U Penn
Cornell
Berkeley
Columbia
Johns Hopkins
NYU
Brown
Swarthmore
University of Maryland


Maryland resident
GPA: 3.86, Weighted GPA: 4.54
SATI: 750 verbal, 780 math
SATII: Math IIC: 800; Physics: 760; Writing: 740; US History: 730
AP: Calculus BC-5, Calculus AB-4, US History-4, Chemistry-4, Physics (Mechanics)-4
6 APs senior year, 4 junior year, 2 sophomore year

Advanced courses:
Multi-Variable Calculus C APGT
Chemistry APGT
Physics APGT
12th Grade:
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Biology APGT
Psych AP
Statistics AP
Art IV APGT
Spanish V APGT

Honors and Awards:
National Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Spanish National Honor Society
Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students
Maryland Technology Honors Society
National Society of High School Scholars
PTA Reflections Contest finalist, second place in County, reached state level in Literature
COMAP math modeling contest, Meritorious
Toshiba Exploravision Contest, Honorable Mention
George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, 1st place in county
USA Mathematical Talent Search, Silver Prize Winner

Clubs:
-Environmental Club, 4 years, Vice-President
-student business of about 50 people, 3 years, Manager of Research and Development Dept
-Cancer club, 2 years, Treasurer
-Student Government, Class Representative, 3 years

Activities:
-Delegate to American Red Cross Leadership Development Camp, 2003
-Class mural painter
-Played piano for nine years

Volunteer Experience (400+ hours):
-Johns Hopkins University, Department of Surgery-Johns Hopkins cancer Survivor Day, Activities Volunteer
-American Red Cross
-Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, tree planting
-Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pharmacy

Work:
-part-time job at Subway (just started)
-tutoring

All suggestions, opinions, questions, etc are welcome! Thanks for any and all help!

By Palmbeach12 (Palmbeach12) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 09:49 pm: Edit

wow, you have great stats. Where will you apply ED? Personally, I am applying to Hopkins-I'm from out of state, FLORIDA! Generally, I think you have a good shot at all of your schools-- maybe I'll see you at JH!!

By Seran (Seran) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 11:23 pm: Edit

thanks for the reply! I'm not sure about ED yet...The thing with JH is that I'm so familiar with it all ready- I'm thinking of branching out and hoping to experience some more of the east coast. If I get in I'll still be happy though, hehe.

By Augi7 (Augi7) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:22 am: Edit

the skools you applied to are VERY GOOD skools. They are also VERY hard to get into for ANYONE. so i agree your stats rock my world. you will definately get into NYU and UM, but the rest only God knows. They all reject valedictorians on a regular basis. Your essay will have to be GREAT, your recs will have to be AWESOME. And you MUST interview. i think they all might take you, but like i said only God knows. you also NEED more safety skools (i had like 4 of them). please get more safeties!

I applied to 13 skools last year and it was HELL on earth. my tip to you start applying NOW to the skools you just mentioned while you look for safeties. that will help you so much in senior year b/c you will have most of your sh** already done.


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