|By Victronix (Victronix) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:32 am: Edit|
Hey Guys, I'm an Australian/American dual citizen (I was born in America but came here when I was 1) and just trying to familiarise myself with the system. I've read through a lot of stuff on this site and it seems that Stanford has the most random application policy on EartH! - more of an art than a science.
Still, does anyone know what sort of IB results Ivy colleges like to see?
Also, how does having musical skills help with getting in? (I play quite a bit of trumpet)
I was going to post my stats initially but realised that I only wanted to do it for the ego boost, so I'll leave them down for the moment.
Good luck with your own applications,
|By Victronix (Victronix) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:10 am: Edit|
Bugger it I'm too impatient by half. And a hypocrite to boot! Here are my stats:
1560 (800 math 760 verbal)
Sat IIs to come
IB Student, PROJECTED:
HL maths (7)/7
HL Phys (7)/7
HL chem (7)/7
SL english (7)/7
SL jap (5-7)/7
SL history (6-7)/7
EE and TOK (2-3)/3
Rank: I don't know, we don't do rank or GPA in Aus, but top handful.
Large Private School ~300 in Y12 (big for Australia)
Cash Prize in Australian Mathematics Competition (Top 0.3%)
Ranked in 100th Percentile in UMAT (undergrad medical admissions test)
Attended national maths summer school
High Ds in Science Comp/Chemistry Comp
School subject awards (Year 10) in Drama/Maths/Science/Japanese
Year 11 Academic award in all subjects (honour roll?)
School Captain 2004
Captain of Debating 2004
Regional Debating Award Winner
Captain of Big Band 2004
Lead Trumpet in Big Band
Trumpet in concert band, soloist with school
Selected to National SuperBand on Trumpet
Drama Program - Lead and Major roles
6 musicals/ 2 plays, school takes productions
Triple Arts Award - Honour colours in debating, drama, music
50 + hrs,
Including a 7-day overnight program camp for underpriveleged kids (I was a volunteer, not a 'patient' lol!)
Only dabbled in lots of sports - more for fitness, involvement and fun than exceptional levels of achievement.
BLAH BLAH BLAH,
|By Victronix (Victronix) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 04:26 am: Edit|
|By Yz16 (Yz16) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 07:44 am: Edit|
heyhey, i'm applying there too.
you sound like me. just, better.
|By Paulhomework (Paulhomework) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:55 am: Edit|
they don't care about projected score, btw are you applying as an international? cuz they have a slightly diffrent policy for internationals, like you have to have money, etc.
|By Kfc4u (Kfc4u) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 04:12 am: Edit|
projected score means nothing to colleges. besides, theres not much to guarantee that youll actually get the projected score.
anyway, if your grades really match up to what i think they'd be based on your projected scores, then you should have a good shot at stanford. scoring in the 41-45 range is impressive even to the best universities in the world.
plus your overall balance by being a good debater and a good muscian should make you an appealing candidate for admission.
f.y.i.: stanford is not in the ivy league athlete conference
|By Yz16 (Yz16) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:56 pm: Edit|
Victornix, you kick me out of the sky, but I was hoping (since I can't start a new convo in this forum) - that I could get some feedback from people here?
is this a good mix of colleges for me to apply to? female US citizen applying from Hong Kong (does this help me or hurt me?) major: life sciences or premed or bioengineering (would i be better off to put 'undeclared'?
Northwestern, Northwestern HPME
UCLA, UCB, UCI
By mix, I mean, in terms of selectivity. I know I'm aiming high but have I got enough safeties to be sure of having somewhere to go? (I do know that the colleges are different = ].)
some vague stats (sorry - i know vague makes things difficult):
1600 SAT1, 800 writing
math and chem just taken: math, should be 800 or very close.
chem - consider it bombed.
my ECs are only average. I've got plenty of leadership(co-valedictorian, co-chair of student committee, editor, principal violinist of school orchestra) , but only within the school, nothing national or international or really special. I'm a bit worried - I've done a lot, because I'm fairly well-rounded, but nothing sticks out.
teacher recs, good.
essay: having trouble finding something to write on, so they will probably be unremarkable. however, the writing itself shouldn't hurt me. I've never really had trouble writing essays.
high school record: straight As. predicted all 7s for IB - bonus points not predicted.
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