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By Arashf (Arashf) on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 10:39 pm: Edit

I applied EA, but just wondering what you guys think, and a friend wanted me to ask too.

http://pr.damnsw.net/display.php?user=arashf

summarized:
4.0uw/4.6w
1/404
Lots of APs/Honors and 4 CC classes (currently in Calc3, diffeq next sem)

Oh, almost forgot, I'm Persian and from Kansas, too. I have three cousins at MIT (one works there) but I'm not sure that it makes a difference.

800m, 770v
8002c, 800wri, 760chem

ECS:
-Math/Science Teams (regional and state awards, ARML, AIME, president of both, etc..)
-Varsity Debate all 4 years with regional awards
-Tae-kwon-do for all 4 years, black belt, help instruct, pretty big tournament awards
-Run computer company for last few years, build, sell, etc..
-Literacy and Computer tutoring
-Community Service projects
-Categories (essentially quiz bowl, school leading scorer)

Random Awards:
-Several letters in debate/academic
-NMSF
-Bausch & Lomb Honorary Sci. Award
-Presidential Service Award
-Random school academic awards
-Kansas Honor Scholar/Book Award Winner
-NHS/FHS
-couple other random things

By Johnkgh (Johnkgh) on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 10:43 pm: Edit

Hm...you need a 1600...=).

By Abz1986 (Abz1986) on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 10:52 pm: Edit

"Oh, almost forgot, I'm Persian and from Kansas, too. I have three cousins at MIT (one works there) but I'm not sure that it makes a difference. "

- Is Persian/Iranian background URM or something?

Your stats are good, but you need to keep promises to friends in order to get into MIT, like help edit their essays... :)

By Abz1986 (Abz1986) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit

Arash, tear up all your other applications because

you're officially a MIT Class of 2008 student!

By Memememe (Memememe) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:12 am: Edit

Do you know Arup Sarma? He went to RSI. I used to live in Lawrence, BTW.

Anyways, you have some sweet stats there. Valedictorian, even (I'm too lazy to be that). I certainly hope you do make it. Being Persian could certainly help you right now. And being from Kansas helps geographic diversity, though whether or not they care is highly doubtful.

By Abz1986 (Abz1986) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:58 pm: Edit

Haha Arash, you won't be vale if you don't start tearing up bio :)

By Arashf (Arashf) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 05:06 pm: Edit

Me...me-
I actually know of Arup and have heard his name quite a few times. Pretty sure he goes to Shawnee Mission East. I also know he's a Westinghouse semi. Just a guess, but RSI probably played a role in that. Anyway, good luck to you as well. :)

By Arashf (Arashf) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 05:19 pm: Edit

BTW, do you know if Arup is applying to MIT EA/RD?

By Arashf (Arashf) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 06:16 pm: Edit

and I just noticed I didn't mention working for NASA this summer... :) I'm hoping this might be something to push me over to the admit pile EA, but from what I've seen, EA is very, very difficult.

By Memememe (Memememe) on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 01:30 am: Edit

Arup is Stanford EA. RSI did play a role in Westinghouse semi. As in, he submitted his RSI project. :-) Great kid. Hope you do well.

By Ecismyhome (Ecismyhome) on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 02:26 am: Edit

yup. RSI :-D It most definitely helps out, just in development overall as well as in getting opportunities such as this.


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