Well, I am an international student living in Japan (lived here all my life) but South Asian. I've been feeling nervous for the past few weeks about my Smith College application, so I would appreciate it if any of you could chance me.
I've had a bunch of problems during high school (which my counselor will explain in the rec) so my gpa right now is 3.45. The past two semesters I've been working really hard (my improvement is clearly shown on my transcript) to raise my poor gpa but this semester I had a extremely high fever during my AP calc AB exam and did extremely bad on my exam. Moreover, my school's math department is extremely tough---even with a C you can get a 5 on the AP exam. However, I got a C- for the semester and I am afraid this could lower my chances of getting admitted
Also, I speak five languages in total with English being my third language. Even though English is my third language, I decided to challenge myself by taking the toughest English courses available at school.
SAT Score: 1900 (650 Math, 640 Writing, 610 Reading)
ACT Score: 26 (27 English, 27 Math, 30 Science, 21 Reading)
Extracurriculars and Awards:
Choir- 3 Years (Two Silver Awards in a District Wide Competition)
Debate- 2 years (JV first year and Varsity second year)
Community Service/Work Experience----Worked as an Assistant English teacher at a local english-speaking kindergarten (200 hours total)
Philippines Relief Organization (4 years)
6 Seasons of Sports Management (over 300 hours of experience)
AP US History (Score: 4)
AP Biology (Score: 4)
AP Macroeconomics (Score: 5)
AP Japanese (Score: 5)
AP English Language and Composition (Score: 3---but I tried at least)
This year I am taking,
AP Calculus AB
AP Physics B
AP Environmental Science
AP English Language and Literature
Common Application Essay: How I want to become a doctor so that I can give free medical care to those who cannot afford the fees back in my country (Bangladesh)
I've also done the optional interview with an alumna (who was extremely nice) and I believe it went well.
I absolutely love Smith College and I regret not applying for Early Decision because I know that this is the college I want to go to.