What the Hell.. One More Shot





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By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

Okay, I'll give you what I have so far.

(I like to thank Alexandre, Dstark, Clipper, Cheers, Par72, Marite, Cyclingdad, and Mom101 who have all already contributed to this thread via the Parents' forum. I was intending it to go on both the PForum and WAMC, but the WAMC was down.. Thanks to all the above and thanks to the people who are about to respond!)

GPA-Wise
3.741 Weighted
3.67 Unweighted (3.7 Rounded)
3.9 UC (4.1 with final points addition)
Most Rigorous Course Taken (Says the Counselor)
Class Rank: 29th out of 808

Test Scores
680 - Verbal
640 - Mathematics
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1320 - SAT I (May 2004)

700 - US History / 740 - World History / 780 - Writing

5 - AP English Language / 4 - AP Environmental Science / 3 - AP Art History

Current Classes
AP Biology
AP English Literature
AP US History
AP Psychology
JROTC
Tutoring
Statistics (Community College)
Principles of Mathematics I and II (It's a 2nd Tier Math Course, just below Statistics in tiering. Way above Algebra II, NOT a kickback course)

Next Semester Courses
All courses minus AP Psychology, which will be replaced with AP Macro-economics

Extracurriculars - Top Ones Only
JROTC - 4 yrs - Battalion Commander
World Affairs Council - 3 yrs - Sen. Student Rep.
Mock Trial - 3 yrs - President/Founder
Freedom's Foundation - 1 yr - Nat. Delegate
American Legion: Boys State - 1 yr - Judge of the Year/Superior Court Judge
International Relations Competition Team - 3 yrs - Team Captain

Sundry
Race: Korean-American
Location: Los Angeles, California
Intended Major: Political Science/International Relations
Linguistics: Tri-lingual (English, Korean, and Japanese)

Super-reaches
Georgetown University (Application P-I sent, Transcript Sent)
Northwestern University (Application P-I and P-II sent)
Notre-Dame University (Application P-I and P-II Sent)
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago

Reaches
University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor (Application in progress)
University of California, Los Angeles

Reach-Matches
New York University
Bowdoin College

Matches
George Washington University
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Rochester
Grinnell College
College of the Holy Cross

Safeties
American University
Fordham University
Northeastern University
University of Indiana-Bloomington

I need a few more matches and safeties; I also take suggestions on reaches.

I took a look at Macalester and a few other small liberal arts colleges, but I already ruled them out.

I also ruled out Boston College, because, well, I don't feel I'm qualified.

I also ruled out Boston University, because.. well.. I've heard not-so-good things about it.

I don't think I have a shot at Tufts or JHU, so I left those two off the list.

Any other suggestions?

By Grumptious (Grumptious) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

i think you can get into UCLA and Berkeley pretty easily. you have a good chance at all the others too, just be sure to spend time on your application. i know people with lower test scores who still got into like Stanford.
were you at boys state this summer? what city were you from? i was from Mills.

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:12 am: Edit

Cool! I was from Bancroft (woot woot! Model City and County!).. What were you in Mills?

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:25 am: Edit

Actually, never mind, I took a look at your stats page. Hehe. Assembly Majority Leader. Makes my position look kinda pathetic. :-D

By Grumptious (Grumptious) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:29 am: Edit

haha. nah. superior court judge and judge of the year is awesome! i was just really happy about the oratorical contest. giving a speech in front of all the guys was awesome.

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:32 am: Edit

Ah! I thought you sounded familiar! The oratory! I was thinking the one the American Legion sponsors annually.

But I remember.. the Oratorical contest..

Meeting Boys Staters on CC is scary..

Your speech was very excellent, by the way.

By Grumptious (Grumptious) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:36 am: Edit

yes. quite scary.

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 11:28 am: Edit

Why not bump this, anyway.


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