|By Goodgame (Goodgame) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:02 pm: Edit|
I'm somewhat confused as to whether I can get in or not. Compared to other kids in my school, I think I can get into MIT. What about compared to the country? But first, here's what I roughly have so far:
Rank: Dont know exact yet, but in top 5%
Some courses taken:
AP Calculus (A+), AP Biology (A+), AP Chemistry (A), AP Physics (A-), AP European History (A), AP U.S. History (B), AP English (A), AP Spanish (A), Computer Programming (A).
Extra Curriculars: Computer Club, Math League, National Honor Society, Science National Honor society (President), Common Ground, Mock Trials, Model UN, History Club, and about 66 hours of volunteer work at veteran's hospital.
SAT Math: 750 (Going to retake)
SAT Verbal: 600 (going to retake)
SAT II: Yet to take
My thinking: Ok, my SAT scores are going to be much better guaranteed. Also, my GPA/rank is somewhat lower than it should be because of several stupid classes that I didn't get A's in like Drawing (B+), English 10 (B), AP US History (B), and worst of all, Geometry (B+). But, if i can get my SAT scores up there, and prove that I have what it takes in my essay/recommendations/interview, then i think I have a chance. Do I?
|By Yourworld (Yourworld) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:41 am: Edit|
Your EC tells you are a joiner, got a mix-bag of the usual clubs. National Honor and Science National honor is confusing. All the more so since you were the president of latter. Why join 2? Maybe you want to leave out one, and just mentioned your involvement and election as president to the Science Honor Society since science is your leaning if I may assume. Finally, I would broaden my search of colleges beside MIT to include some matches and safeties. MIT is a reach for you based on the information given.
|By Burutzagiuribe (Burutzagiuribe) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit|
Considering your history of B's and your non-valedictorianship/salship, I'd say you need to raise that SAT to AT LEAST a 1550+ to be competitive.
|By Goodgame (Goodgame) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 03:18 pm: Edit|
Ok thanks. Im definetely going for a much better SAT score. And actually, the GPA was 3.96/4. I read in another topic that ivys dont care if you get all A's or B's, as long as the classes are toughest. Of course, you need to stand out in your essays/interview. I've got some safeties already. By the way, NHS in our school requires 40 hours of community service, and required a maintenence of "character, leadership, blah blah" so I thought that would look good. As for the science, im going into science so i thought that would look good too. Why would i want to leave one out?
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