i think it's a great idea
i find it super cool that we all may spend our summers together!
Ppl usually don't like to share details about their grades, test scores, ECs, etc., since there are a lot of college admissions officers on this board, and usually ppl don't want to be identified by them. I know the chances are slim that that would actually happen, but usually people don't post much stats around normal threads just to be safe.
If you want, you can go and start an "LBW Chance Thread" and if ppl want to, they can go there and post their stats, etc. over there
plus I don't see much point in it now, either way you just have to wait till the decisions come out in April, and you would know how you would have done compared to the others. but as of now....
I agree with Brookie. However, we can all probably give each other an idea of our stats.
For example, I will say that my grades and test scores are probably a little below average, but I have some really cool ECs that I am hoping will get me in.
How about everyone just posts whether their grades, scores, and ECs are above, below, or on average.
^ I think that may be difficult, given that the point of posting stats in the first place was determining exactly what is average, below, and above. Though I do agree that sharing details here may not be the best idea, though it is common practice on CC...
I think the best thing for everyone to do right now is just to wait, try to not wory about this, lose yourself in extracurriculars and other fun pursuits. As you'll find next year with college apps, there's really nothing productive to be done, and stressing just raises your anxiety!
Hey guys- my counselor sent my transcript/test scores/school profile to the [email]LBW@jkcp.com[/email] address instead of the [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] address that the update emails say to send materials to. Do you think they will be able to get them from the LBW inbox/ will there be any complications? Super worried because the deadline is tonight. Thanks
apparently i'm competing against some major nerds..
im sorry to say but some on here are wayy too competitive.
personally im not going to be all secretive about my stats.
here they are, take it or leave it
sat: didnt send it in
sat subject tests: none
teacher recs: will definitely be great
essays: above average even though i know i made some changes last minute which contained 2 grammatical errors.
also i didnt necessarily write about a moment of leadership but rather one extracurricular
^hmmmm... I would actually say that most of us are NOT nerds. High grades and good ECs does not make someone a "nerd" or socially awkward, and I find your statement quite derogatory. If it makes you feel any better, Wharton doesn't like to accept "nerds" because that's not what the school is about. They want people who can change the world and that is simply not possible by secluding yourself from others. They want people who are smart who will do well in the *business world*
Regarding what is average, I would say:
Almost all As (up to 2 Bs per term)
People can use this to give everyone a brief idea of where they stand.
I don't see how posting our stats will affect admission decisions (whether LBW-related or college related). If we're sending our applications to any Admissions Board they'll have all of our stats available to them regardless. I really don't think admission officers would be assigned to snoop around CC to match the thousands of stats posted on this board to any one person. No need to be so paranoid :)
SAT's: Taking them on Saturday ^.^
SAT II's: World History - 760
EC's : FBLA - Chapter President
Seeds of Wisdom (A non-profit organization) - Founder and Director
EGGceptional Eats (I raise chickens) - Small Business CEO
Letters of Rec: I'm confident in my teachers :)
^what does your non-profit do? How long/much are you involved in it? How much money have you raised? Is it registered? Sorry for so many questions, but anyone can start a "non-profit."
Also, I am assuming your GPA is weighted out of 5.0? +5 for honors and +10 for APs? Cumulative or this year?
What is FBLA?
How much revenue/profit has your business generated?
Sorry for so many questions but depending on your involvement in each of these activities, you could either simply have a laundry list of achievements or a quite impressive application. Just trying to get an idea of where I (and everyone else) stand.
How about this... some people seem a little shy to share their stats so how about everyone just shares their ACT/SAT/PSAT scores and you can add any additional things if you feel so kind to do so. I promise, with the 400+ application that they will receive, their is no way that they would be able to (or want) identify you.
Currently, my non-profit isn't registered yet, but we plan to register it as a 501c3 by the end of the summer. Here's an excerpt from the Activity's description that I included in the LBW application:
As an aspiring non-profit organization that aims to provide rural students in China with a holistic education, SOW is working to address these problems by providing rural students with a digital library of insightful, educational resources, such as TED Talks and Khan Academy, that foster innovation, free-thinking, and the development of intellectual vitality.
Check out WorldPossible.org - we're collaborating with WorldPossible to devise a method to set up network servers in areas without internet to distribute our digital library.
My school's GPA weighing system's simple. +5 for AP/honor classes and +4 for regular courses.
My GPA's cumulative.
FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America.
As for my business, half of its generated revenue is reinvested within the business - I'm recruiting some of my friends in my neighborhood to begin raising chickens - with the other half donated to my church, since most of our customers are church members. Depending on how many eggs my feathery coworkers lay, our annual revenue ranges between $600-$820.
Hope that answers all of your questions!
We don't really calculate GPA in our school coz we all study A-Level stuff here. I don't really wanna talk about my SAT coz I did terribly bad.
But I did get some good grades in my IG year. I got three stars and two As.
For my ECs, they are not so special.
I participated a business contest and was elected to be the CEO of our company, and later was awarded best delegate.
I set up the yearbook project in our school, coz in china, high schools don't usually have one. I raised enough fund via the cooperation with local business.
I also run the student governing part, specially in charge of the public information department.It was similar as the promotion campaigns for the business.
I've had several other ECs like drama directing, MUN stuff, etc.
I think the most important thing is not your score, but the kind of person you really are.
BTW, are there anybody applying from China?
wcclirl444 you are literally so annoying.
First of all, you don’t want to post your own stats but you want everybody else to go in detail and second you want everybody to share their sat/act scores but you wont post yours.
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