International Student - ED?
I'm an Indian National, who will be applying in ~Nov,2012 for an undergrad in Engineering/Computer Science, fall semester (2013).
I've heard good things about Swarthmore's Engineering program- hand's-on learning and focused, small classes. It sounds like the place I want to learn at!
I intend to apply to Swarthmore for Early Decision, as an international student. I will be asking for Financial Aid, which as I understand, is need-conscious for internationals, but once admitted, covers full Cost-of-Attendance.
SAT 1 - 2170 (700/760/710) - 96th percentile (May scores)
SAT 2 - Will take it in October - Physics, Math 2
GPA (/4.0) - 11,12th - 3.8 & 9,10th - 4.0
Rank - Top 5%, class of 90 students, So I rank in the top 3.
In my Junior+Senior years-
Core Subjects - Math, Science,Physics,Chemistry
Languages - English, Hindi
--Subjects are comparable or at higher levels than US equivalent APs.
-MARRS International Spelling Bee - International Level Qualifier (1 year), State level Qualifier (1 year)
-Okinawa Karate - Black Belt (9 years - since 2nd grade in the US)
-National Science Olympiad - City topper (3 years)
-National Interactive Science Olympiad - National Rank 53 (1 year)
-On school Science and Literature (debate,spelling,essay) competition teams. (throughout high school)
-On School Basketball and Handball teams (throughout High School)
-In student council/government - 9, 10th grade
-House Vice-President - in 9th grade
-House President - in 10th grade
-Won numerous school-level, inter-school-level Debate, Essay and Speech Competitions
-Won various other competitions - Science & English mainly (throughout High School)