•SAT I (breakdown): I never took it
•SAT II: US History: 720, Literature: 630, World History: 630
•Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
•Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1 of 55
•AP (place score in parenthesis): There are not any AP offered at my school
•IB (place score in parenthesis): There are not any IB offered at my school
•Senior Year Course Load: Band, Physics, Personal Finance, Sociology, Calculus, College English, Spanish IV, Agriculture Communications
•Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National FFA Band, 3rd Radio Districts, 5th Radio State
•Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):NHS (VP), Drama/Speech (VP), Math and Science (President), FFA (member), Spanish Club (member), Student Council (President), International Student Exchange (President), Miss Howard County Fair Queen 2011, Band (Loads of stuff, I don't want to list
, Varisty Track for 4 years)
•Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard
•Volunteer/Community service: One summer volunteer at hospital, Teaches Uncles to read and write English in spare time.
•Summer Activities: Fair Queen, Lifeguard, Hospital Volunteer, Hanging with the friends
•Essays: Common App one was about my heritage. I am a first generation Afghan American woman, and the first to ever get an education period. I ended it with a quote in Pashto from my mother. (I speak Pashto fluently)
Supplement Essay was about my father being stationed overseas and how I have grown as a person because my mother had cancer while he was away. I had to step up and care for the family.
•Teacher Recommendation: Did not read, though one teacher has been my teacher ince 2nd grade.
•Counselor Rec: Did not read.
•Additional Rec: None
•Interview: It was alright I suppose. Kind of awkward. He said he would make sure the addmissions people knew my school was too small for AP and IB
•State (if domestic applicant): MO
•Country (if international applicant):
•School Type: Public, very small, rural school
•Income Bracket: I don't know. 150k+?
•Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Afghan Woman, Unique EC of being Queen, no one has applied to any ivy from my school in living memory.
•Strengths: Academics, Leadership/ ECs, Teacher rec, and probably my heritage.
•Weaknesses: Test scores!!!
•Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I have no idea. I guess it was because of how small my school is, my heritage (they did specifically say that they were looking for a diverse class), and my essays were pretty unique.
•Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Only my state school, Mizzou. I did not apply anywhere else
OH MY GOSSHH!!! It's so crazy. I just want to say that scores do not matter as much as we think. My scores were terrible, but I still got in! Never give up!
After ten years of dreaming, I finally got in. I found out at a home basketball game, and my school went nuts! I am the happiest person alive.
Please excuse the spelling mistakes. Spelling has never been a strong point of mine.