I plan on applying to Penn ED this fall, could you please look over my stats and give me any advice?
GPA: 4.0 (My school doesn't weight GPAs)
Rank: 1/371 (My school is extremely uncompetitive)
ACT Scores: C:33 E:33 M:32 R:34 S:33
SAT Subjects: Taking U.S. History and Literature in the fall
Will take Senior year:
APPhysics B (maybe)
In addition by the time I graduate high school I will have my A.A. (two year) degree from the local community college.
Letters About Literature Finalist
Academic Letter from high school
Junior Leadership Award for orchestra
AP Scholar (I know its not that prestigious)
4 years high school orchestra (Viola section leader 10-12, 11th Fundraising Chair, 12th Co-President)
High School Rock Quartet 10-12
Middle School Rock Orchestra Assistant Director 11-12
Viola lessons 8 years
Piano lessons 6 years
Cello lessons 2 years
Chair of Stringfest (Concert to raise money for instruments and lessons for kids who can't afford)
Mock Trial 11-12 (12th CoCapitan possibly)
Tennis 9-12 (11-12 Varsity)
National Honor Society 11-12 (12 President)
Phi Theta Kappa 10-12 (Community college honor society)
Young Republicans club 11-12 (12th president)
Interact Club 9-12
Chinese Club 11-12
Waitress at Chinese Restaurant 11-12
Wedding Performer 11-12
Viola Instructor 10-12 (I teach young kids viola lessons)
150+ Orchestra events, concerts, rehearsals, competitions, etc.
75+ Animal Shelter
25 Counselor at Bible Camp
50+ Watch kids while parents are in Church
Don't apply ED. You have great stats/rank/extracirriculars/test scores/work experience. Even if your heart is set on Wharton or CAS, you'll get more financial aid and more choices if you apply regularly. I truly believe that you can get into Wharton with decent recs/essays so don't freak out too much and seriously think this through before you make any choices you might regret.
Hi, i am a white, male, rising senior, who currently lives in California. My father attended Wharton school of business so i do get to pull the legacy card for Upenn.
SAT: 2140 total (w: 780 m: 700 cr: 660)
SAT II's: Biology-700 US History-760
GPA: uw- 3.67 w- 3.9 (i know its low :/ )
Attend one of the top public schools in the state of CA
As for EC's...
-I am the co-founder and vice president of my school's debate club (2010-2012)
-I also am the lead prosecutor on my school's defending state finalist mock trial team. (2011-2012)(i've won many awards for this)
-Along with both those clubs that take up a huge part of my time, i peer tutor everyday during 7th period for about an hour. This gives me about 170-180 hours total of tutoring for this year (however i will be doing the same thing next year). (2012, 2013)
-I also will lead a team, comprised of about 15 students, to Tijuana, Mexico, to help build houses for impoverished families living in terrible conditions. This trip will last a week and consists of about 9 hours of manual labor per day (2013)
-I am the lead guitarist in my church's worship group and i play every sunday and wednesday for about 250 to 300 people (2009-2012)
-I also have been playing competitive soccer since the age of 8 and have been a scholar athlete every year of my high school career.
-I assist the Winter Nights homeless shelter every year by helping make food and helping kids with their homework (2009-2012)
-I assisted with food preparation towards weekly soup, intended to feed approximately 80 to 100 homeless in Berkeley, CA. (2009-2012)
Sorry for the list please reply with any comments!
Are you applying to Wharton? Wharton is much more difficult to get into. I think you have a good chance for the arts and sciences college, Wharton less just because it is so competitive. I would suggest retaking the SAT of the SAT IIs to see if you can get a higher score on one of them. The GPA could hurt you, just try and raise it this upcoming school year. Your extracurriculars look good, I definitely like that your a prosecutor on your school's mock trial team because I am as well!
Yes i'm applying to the arts and sciences college. Alright thanks for the suggestions. Yeah my gpa for sophomore year hurt but then i kept a steady 4.2-4.4 so i hope to continue that at least my 1st semester of senior year. Haha yeah mock trial is the way to go. Thanks again for the help!
Hmmmm.... thanks for chancing me. For you, I can't really tell what you plan to major in based off your ECs. Music seems to be your strong point, but I'm not sure you would want to go to Penn for music. At my high school, your scores would be considered bottom 50th percentile, but then again my school is 80% asian so it really depends on what your school is like. Like above poster said, unless your scores are really good I'd advise against ED, because you'll be compared to all the people with ridiculous scores. Thanks again for chancing me!
I would like to major/minor in either music, political science, or asian studies, I'm really not quite sure yet. At my high school my scores are some of the best ever, it is unheard of to get a 5 on AP exams or above 30 on the ACT. The teachers aren't all that great and the students don't put much effort into anything. It's very hard to challenge myself and be involved in activities and clubs that relate to what I want to do in college because really there is nothing. I still plan on applying to Penn ED because there is a higher acceptance rate and I think I stand a fair chance. Thanks for chancing back!