|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 12:42 am: Edit|
Schools: Stanford, Brown, Wash U. St. Louis, Northwestern, USC, Harvard, UCLA, UCSD, Berkeley
750 math, 690 verbal
680 us history, 710 writing, 760 math iic
7 ap classes: european history (3), us history (4), calculus ab (4), chemistry (3), english lit, calculus bc, biology
-high school soccer, earned letter, offensive mvp, (9,10)
-high school baseball (9,10)
-varsity academic league captain, earned letter (11,12)
-high school tennis, all-league first team honors, earned letter (11,12)
-outside of school, ten years of soccer, nine years of baseball, and eight years of basketball
-ASB student government interclub commissioner (10,12)
-class council (10,11,12)
-link crew student ambassador (11,12)
-opinions section editor, school newspaper, 14 published articles (10)
-member of CSF (10,11,12)
-key club (10,11,12)
-ap math/science tutor (11,12)
-seven year reflections art program school finalist and district finalist, in both visual arts and literature
-westview high school, north county times, and san diego union tribune scholar athlete (11)
-took a course in the theory of relativity at a stanford university summer program (11)
i am also the co-ceo of a teen-owned clothing company that two friends from school and i established in december of 2002. we've been featured in three different newspapers, have sold hundreds of items of merchandise, and have had response from all over the nation, and even from places like brazil and turkey. we were invited to spyfest on the queen mary, we have an official business plan published, ficticious name license, all that jazz, its been crazy. and its something unique.
do i have the numbers, ec balance, and overall unique enough of a resume to get into these places? with three varsity letters, two in athletics and one academic, as well as experience in student govt, school newspaper, tutoring, community service, etc etc, is that enough to boost myself past all the 1600-er's and 5.0-er's out there?
|By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:23 am: Edit|
Brown: Slight Reach
Wash U. St. Louis: Match
Northwestern: Slight Reach
UCLA: Match (in-state)
UCSD: Safe Match (in-state)
UCB: Match (in-state)
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 01:30 am: Edit|
does anyone out there agree/disagree with flopsy's rankings?
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit|
What's your rank in class like?
|By Gianscolere (Gianscolere) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 06:34 pm: Edit|
your scores are a bit on the low end for harvard and stanford but you certainly have a decent chance at both.
question: how has the clothing company you co-established affected you personally? what were your responsibilities as co-head? how many hours per week did you commit to it? over how many years? what marketing strategy did you use to attract international buyers? (just curious). i'm impressed by your initiative...what was your motivation to do it?
your interests are scattered, so your chances will be greatly affected by how well you present yourself to committee. how many hours per week did you/have you committed or do you commit to each of your clubs?
i'm no expert but here's my take on your chances based on the info you posted (your chances will change based on SAT score improvement and class rank). however, i do have a general idea of what it takes to get in, since a full third of my school's senior class who graduated last year went to the ivies, in addition to the other top schools on your list.
Wash U. St. Louis- reach
Northwestern- high match
Berkley- (no basis for judgment)
UCLA- (no basis for judgment)
UCSD (no basis for judgment)
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit|
the clothing company has been a great opportunity to exercise entrepreneurship and to simply enjoy doing something unique. as co-ceo, we shared equal responsibilities: updating the website, carrying out orders, public relations, paperwork, anything that a full-fledged company would need to be doing. for approx a year and a half we spent roughly 10-15 hours together working on the whole project. we worked both during lunch at school, after schools, and often weekends having business meetings. we used our uniqueness and originality to succeed. our motivation was to accomplish something that seemed out of reach or farfetched. one day i told them it would be nice to own a company...and so we set out to it.
the problem im having with my ec's, is that i havent really emphasized any one of the listed things over the others...relatively speaking, ive spent pretty much the same amount of time, passion, and effort into all of them. sports were yearround, newspaper was about 15 hours a week, same with asb, class council, and tutoring. etc etc.
my class rank is approx the 10 percentile. our school is a brand-new, highly competitive public school that has been ranking highly over the three years its been in existence. in fact, i believe our school is the #1 school in the nation of amount of 9th and 10th grade ap calculus students. but dont quote me on it.
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit|
heres the list again: Stanford, Brown, Wash U. St. Louis, Northwestern, USC, Harvard, UCLA, UCSD, Berkeley
how do my chances look?
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 01:41 am: Edit|
and my weighted gpa for soph/junior year is 4.20
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit|
more input needed, buckaroos.
|By John123 (John123) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 09:23 pm: Edit|
show me a sample of your apparel and i'll pass a judgment on both.
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 12:25 am: Edit|
|By Makeshiftceo (Makeshiftceo) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit|
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit|
"the problem im having with my ec's, is that i havent really emphasized any one of the listed things over the others...relatively speaking, ive spent pretty much the same amount of time, passion, and effort into all of them."
The problem isn't with you EC's - its just a question of how you present them in the limited space of your application. I think the clothing business is interesting; it shows spirit and a refusal to be boxed in. You might like to take a look at Rock Hard Apps for ideas on how to present your information to the adcoms. Perhaps this is a case where a portfolio would be appropriate - I'm not sure.
Unless UCSD qualifies as a safety for you (I don't know the UC's) I think you should add a safety - otherwise, your list looks fine and I wish you the best of luck with your applications.
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