Have I a chance(URM)?
I'm waiting like everyone else till 3/31, and while its beyond my control I just wanted to hedge my bets....
SAT: 2110(700 CR,670M,740 W)
SAT IIs: 650 Math I, 700 Bio M, 800 World History
GPA: 3.77 weighted, 3.49 unweighted
Rank: school doesn't rank, but I'm in the top 20%
AP Courses: USGov(11),Macroeconomics(11),Physics B(11), European History(11),Lit and Composition(12),Spanish Language(12),Biology(12),US History(12),BC Calc(12)
AP Exams:USGov(4)Macro(4)Euro(4)Physics B(3)
Other stats: Diagnosed with ADHD in 10th grade
Orchestra(cellist),co-principal (9, 10)principal(11, 12),MVP of Symphony 11th grade
Track and Field: four year varsity competitor, school record in Triple Jump(11th grade, outdoors)
Forensics: (international extemporaneous speaking( NJ states 5th place),Harvard Octafinalist(10th,11th,top 48 at largest debate tournament anywhere, district finalist in IX, and Congress
Academic League: raised team to third in county in 11th grade, led team to 1st in county in 12th grade, league high scorer
Essays: my english teacher liked it,and my english teachers have generally liked my writing alot( hope I haven't jinxed it)
Teacher Recs: pretty confident about two, not too sure about a third one.
Counselor Rec: not too sure
Hook (if any):URM,decently high-achieving LD student , Black Male, son of immigrants(?), education major(?)
State or Country:NJ
School Type: public
major strengths: Black Male w/ decent marks(better than average SATS), decently high-achieving LD student who doesn't use extended time, improving grades
major weaknesses:inconsistent grades( 4 C's over the years), grades don't match up with w/e test scores
Volunteer/Community service: Music Therapist at local veteran's hospital, student instructor and tutor in Music and other subjects througout school district
National Merit Commended Student(210 PSATS(65R65M,80W)),
National Achievement Finalist
AP Scholar w/Honor,
Governor's School of Arts nominee,
Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Award in the Arts
MVP of Symphony Orchestra(11th)
summer activities: researcher for Tufts New England Medical Center, co-designer of series of educational guidlines for Mass General Hospital(2008), cited in Research paper for Tufts Medical school
would AA help me? would I need it? or will it not help me at all?