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RussianbioHackerRussianbioHacker Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
This may seem a little early, but it may be helpful to discuss what we're doing to get ahead of the curve.

Replies to: RSI 2018

  • ritikulousritikulous Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Lolol just a little early
  • gkdudtlffjgkdudtlffj Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Hello! I'll start off lol

    GPA: 3.95 (unweighted.. A- in chinese) about 4.5-4.6 weighted
    AP Scores: 4 AP bio, 4 AP chem, 5 AP calc BC and AB.. these are the only relevant scores needed
    AP Classes: AP HUGs, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Calc AB and BC, AP Seminar, AP World History
    AP Classes Junior year: AP US Gov, APUSH, AP physics, AP Stats, AP Lang
    Extracurricular: Red Cross Youth Council, Red Cross, Key Club, Band Leadership, Percussion Ensemble, Club Swimming, High School Swimming, Portland Youth Philharmonics, STEM (a club where u teach elementary school kids about science)..
    Leadership: President of Red Cross Club at school, Red Cross Youth Council Member, Section Leader in Percussion at school,
    Awards: 2x State First Place in the Percussion Ensemble, Second Place in Timpani Solo at State
    Scores: 800 Math 2, 800 SAT Bio, (results come out for SAT chem today lol)... 1410 on PSAT sophomore year
    During this summer, I am interning/researching at a University in Korea. Currently, I am researching at the Organic chem and Immunololgy/Biology facility

    I guess if I had to point out a weakness in my resume, it would be the lack of science-oriented extracurricular. I haven't gotten any science awards because I am too invested into music.

    I am really hoping to get into RSI because it's the best summer research program in the US.
  • ritikulousritikulous Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Hey! Your ECs are fine lol. We have the same PSAT :D. It's so cool that you're doing research in Korea! I wanna apply to RSI next year too. But honestly I don't want the application process to take over my life. So I'm going to go in with low expectations. Hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised! @gkdudtlffj
  • taehyungtaehyung Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Hi!! I really really want to get into RSI because it looks like so much fun.
    Stats (copying @gkdudtlffj)

    GPA: 4.00 UW 4.86 W
    Scores: 1480 PSAT (10th grade), 35 ACT, 1550 SAT, 760 Physics SAT 2
    AP Scores: 5 on Calc AB, Calc BC, Psychology, US Gov, Comp Gov, Human Geo, Environmental Science; 4 on Physics I; 3 on Physics 2, World History (rip)
    AP Classes: see above
    AP Classes Junior year: US History, Physics C Mech, Stats, Latin, Lang, Chem
    Extracurriculars: Molecular biology research @ local uni (5 years ongoing) + science fairs/competitions, Science Bowl, Junior Classical League, Mu Alpha Theta, Chemistry Club, Beta Club, STEM Club, VEX Robotics, Interact Club
    Leadership: State 1st VP (will not specify what club), Mu secretary, Chem Club historian
    Awards: ISEF finalist, won a category award and special award (2017), other science fairs + compeititons
    During this summer, I am researching at the same university as a student worker.
  • SlaveTrade1234SlaveTrade1234 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @taehyung I obviously am not an admissions person, but your stats seem great! Lol don't worry about the 2 in AP World, they probably only care about STEM AP classes.
  • SlaveTrade1234SlaveTrade1234 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Also, is the fact that I will probably only have a paper of my research (at local university) by the application deadline going to look "bad"? Unfortunately, most competitions are after the application deadline.
  • gkdudtlffjgkdudtlffj Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    edited July 18
    @taehyung LOL WOW you actually did copy my format xP Are you korean by any chance..? (I am). Also which state do you live in?

    Anyways, I got 800 on the SAT chem recently so I have 3 800s now. Hoping to get into a biochem or immunology field. But getting into RSI is like walking on water so don't be disappointed if you guys don't get in (3-5% acceptance rate which is lower than getting into Harvard.)
  • gkdudtlffjgkdudtlffj Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    edited July 18
    @SlaveTrade1234 uhh. I am not sure how RSI works but some summer programs allow you to add new test scores or new achievements after the deadline
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