Chances for EA

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By Gustav (Gustav) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 08:26 pm: Edit

I'm wondering how my stats stack up for EA at MIT.

I'm a half Euro-American/half Indian rising senior at a well known private school in Southern California.

ACT: 35 (36 sci, 35 math, 35 writing, 33 reading)
Math IIC: 800
Chemistry: 800
Writing: 780
While I took the SAT and did well, my ACT score is significantly better.

Academic Stats:
4.8~ish, my school doesn't rank but I think i'm around 3 in my class of 100.
My school promoted me directly from 10th grade to 12th grade (graduating high school with diploma in 3 years; first student in my school's 90+ year history to do so).
10th grade courses: AP Chemistry, AP CS A, AP World History, H. Pre Calc, H. Brit Lit, and Spanish IV (skipped Spanish 3H); A+ in all courses except history (A or A-)
12th grade courses: AP Calc BC, AP Physics C, AP Lit & Comp, AP Lang & Comp, AP US H, H. Advanced Computer Science, H. Latin American Cultures
I received many "top grade in class" pins in approx. half of my classes in 9th and 10th grades.

ECs and honors (in school): Academic League Team Captain (2nd in League), Science Olympiad Vice President (3rd in county), NHS, CSF, competitive member of math league, placed in 1st-3rd place in several math and chemistry competitions, AIME competitor, 1st place/3rd place National Spanish Exam, Kids Read to Kids (a community service club), Cross Country (every year), Track and Field

Other ECs: Website director and summer instructor at a major community center; computer-related internship at major engineering firm; violin since age 8 privately, in musicals, and youth symphony; experienced in Java, VB, and HTML (and related technologies/tools such as Dreamweaver); and fluent in Spanish

My essays are/will be good (working with a nationally-recognized english teacher at my HS, too).

Recs (I hope) will be good, too


By Lahlahlah (Lahlahlah) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

I'd say you have a pretty good chance at MIT and if you want to improve your chances even more do more EC's that are centered on tech/sci like teaching at a community center (thats what im doing this summer hopefully tambien ;) ).

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