|By Aznshcs7335 (Aznshcs7335) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit|
I appreciate whatever input you can give me. Here are the statistics:
PSAT - 227 (800M, 800W, 670V)
SAT I - 1530 (800M, 730V)
Math IIC - 800
Writing - 740 (retake in Oct)
Chemistry - ? (October - hoping for 700+)
Calculus AB - 5
Unweighted GPA - 4.0, (4.22 weighted)
Class Rank - 1(tie)/400 at Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
I am taking as many of my school's Honors and AP classes as I can fit. Unfortunately we have like 5 total APs.
Senior Year Schedule:
Physics Honors, Spanish V-AP, English Honors, AP Statistics, Honors Gov/Econ
*Also taking math at the nearby Community College (Calculus II)
Varsity Tennis 9/10/11/12 (will be captain this year)
JV Soccer 9
Varsity Soccer 12 (will play this year)
Club Soccer - Class I - 10 years
Model UN 9/10/11(co-president)/12(co-president)National Honors Society 11/12
California Scholarship Federation 9/10
Environmentally Concerned Kids Club 11
Leadership Executive Council 9/10/11
5 1/2 Years of Cello playing.
Cellist of Young People's Symphony Orchestra 9/10 (co-principal)
-Tour to Carnegie Hall 2003
Cellist of Oakland Youth Orchestra 11/12
-Tour to Australia and New Zealand 2004
San Francisco Youth Orchestra Instrument Training Program Scholarship- Cello (Summer 2003)
Mendocino Music Festival - Young Musicians Scholarship Program Participant 2004
8 years of Piano
National Guild Piano Teacher's Association Auditions winner - Six Years (Prepatory B Level)
Sonatina Medal - 2000
Will attempt High School Diploma of Piano Playing in 2005
I think that covers just about everything. I devote a lot of time to my music, especially the cello, but I'm not sure I want to major in it, definitely a Minor though. I have no clue what my major is going to be, it varies between Math and Economics to Physics or Business.
At the moment, I'm planning on applying to the following schools:
Rice Interim (can someone tell me what is the best thing to study at Rice?)
UPenn - Wharton maybe? *hopeful smile
UC San Diego
Any other suggestions for schools? How would you rate my chances for them? Thanks a lot!
|By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 12:57 am: Edit|
damn. pretty nice there.. music seems to be your hook. i would say everything but the UCs are just about slight reaches. You have a pretty good chance at all of those schools.
p.s. i did that piano guild thing too... it was a joke... i got to 2nd highest level of prepatory in the 8th grade. i cant remember what it was anymore... cause i moved on.
|By Jellybean24 (Jellybean24) on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 10:55 pm: Edit|
Your chances look great (although I feel I should discourage you from Stanford EA ... how about an Ivy ... come on ... Yale has a great music program). Ha ha. Best of luck. Be sure to send in your music samples.
|By Aznshcs7335 (Aznshcs7335) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 01:17 am: Edit|
"p.s. i did that piano guild thing too... it was a joke... i got to 2nd highest level of prepatory in the 8th grade. i cant remember what it was anymore... cause i moved on. "
word, dude - i don't even try on the piano anymore, it's boring. I only do it cuz my teacher is like in love with me.
"discourage you from Stanford EA" - but it's so close to home! I'm doin Stanford cuz it's EA, and it's in CA. And I got a live audition in two weeks on the cello.
thanks for the encouragement. any suggestions on other schools with good math/music programs?
|By Annieivy (Annieivy) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 01:40 am: Edit|
You have great stats, but It's a huge disadvantage at Stanford to be from CA. They have so many CA kids to accomodate with staff and the disproportionate number of legacies here and they get a huge applicant pool from in state. You actually have a better shot at HYP.
|By Aznshcs7335 (Aznshcs7335) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 08:14 pm: Edit|
Whoa - better shot at HYP??? Iono - somewhere i'd heard that stanford likes the in-stante. But ahh, what do i know...
|By Fresca (Fresca) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit|
The above poster is right. Stanford was not considered the school it is today until it became less regional. Stanford is very difficult for non-connected CA students.
|By Aznshcs7335 (Aznshcs7335) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:43 pm: Edit|
Holy snap - that's some crazy stuff to hear.
(Note to self: Make friends with Stanford staff)
|By Fresca (Fresca) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit|
You're a good candidate at Wharton. Have you considered some of the other ivys and top LACs, you would stand a good chance at those, too.
|By Aznshcs7335 (Aznshcs7335) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit|
U mean like - good chance for Early?
Or (I can't even say it) Regular...? Cuz i really don't know, some people around here, they're crazy-more qualified than me. They do lots and lots of stuff well, and I've never even though about comparing with them (sometimes i wonder if they even have time to breathe). But who knows...
And i suppose it's a bit late to change where i'm going to apply early. I've already got auditions for music at Stanford and all that stuff. So we'll just see i guess, and hope for the best.
Thanks for the input, fresca, and everyone else.
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