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By Silver_Wavez (Silver_Wavez) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit

Hello, I'd really appreciate if someone could see what chances I have at Columbia ED.
I'm a Korean girl going to an international school in Singapore.
I do the IB.

My SAT score is not that great. It is a 1350, and I don't think that I have a chance to retake them.
V - 670
M - 680

I'm doing my SAT 2's in french, writing and math in Oct.

Photo club (9,10,11,12)
Dance - including performances (9,10, 11, 12)
Yearbook Editor (11)
Student Executive member for Global Concerns (11)
Member of Promoting Animal Welfare Global Concerns (11,12)
Figure drawing, portraiture classes (11)
Art outreach community service (11,12)
Riding for the disable community service (11)
Footprints magazine layout team member (12)
School newspaper journalist (11,12)

Work experience at an Art gallery (11)

Community service for a week in an orphanage in Bali, which a group of friends and I raised money for (11)

I want to major in English literature and art history

I don't know exactly what my predicted IB grades are..
But I do HL - Eng, Art and History and I should most likely get 7,6,7. Maybe if I'm lucky 3 7's/

And SL - STS, French B, Math Methods and I know for sure that I'd get 6,7,7
And again if I'm lucky a 7 in french too.

I'm doing my extended essay on english. And hopefully I'll be able to get the 3 bonus points.

I'm at least expecting a 40+ score.

I really really am dying to go to Columbia. And I know that I'll have great teacher recs and a solid essay.

What do you think?
How could I increase my chances...
Do SAT 1 really count so much if I'm an international student and all that..

By Jamimom (Jamimom) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:26 am: Edit

Yes they do count. And the international students tend to have very strong scores. With what your statistics are currently, you do not have a good chance at Columbia unless you have a strong hook that you have not mentioned. Columbia is a lottery ticket pick for everyone and if you really like the school, go on ahead and apply there but you need to look at some more realistic options as well. Anyone and everyone applying to Columbia is in the same boat as you, even with a 100 points over you on the SATs.

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