Chances for UPenn CAS ED!!
Hello fellow CC users,
I'm hoping you guys can give me a bit of feedback on whether or not I have a legitimate chance at Wharton Early Decision. I'm a rising senior. Thanks in advance! Here are my stats and whatnot:
School: Top School in the state; also top 20 in the nation for Math, Science, and Tech.
Hooks: First generation student.
GPA: 4.1 out of 4.25 (this is weighted. our school doesn't report unweighted)
SAT: 780 CR, 760 M, 700 Wr (2240 compositie)
SAT II: 800 Math , 800 Literature, 730 Biology
APs: Bio - 5, Language - 5, Calc AB - 3, Chem - 2 (Idk what happened on Chem to be honest. I had a great grade in the course if that makes any difference)
AP Calc BC
AP Macro and Micro Econ
AP US Gov't
Jefferson Council: This a nationally recognized club that helps put together service based activities in school and in our surrounding community.
Website: I run my own website thats all about technology. I write a lot of long-form opinion/feature articles instead of the normal tech news.
Business Professionals of America: I founded this club and I'm also the president. I'm heavily involved in business, and I do virtual online stock trading as well.
Model UN: This really speaks for itself I think.
Translator: This isn't really a typical EC, but I act as a translator for nearly everything in my household.
Volunteering: About 75 hours at a local hospice.
There are a few others that I dabble in but these are the ones I'm really passionate about and spend a lot of time and effort on.
Research: I'm currently working with a business professor at my state university on a research paper regarding Google and their advertising business model. This paper will likely get published, and there is a good chance that I will be listed as a coauthor.
Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award Nominee
COMAP Math Modeling - Meritorious Award
M3 Math Modeling - Meritorious Award
4th Place at Personal Finance Challenge
Also I won the Common Wealth Awards Writing Competition.
Recommendations: I chose two teachers who really like me and I've done great in their classes. One will showcase my writing, the other will talk about business and BPA. Also, my guidance counselor told me that my college counselor is planning to write a really great 2 page rec.
Essays: My essay will be about my country of birth and how that affects my love of technology.
So yeah...thats about it. I really would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
Last edited by Goldkind; 08-20-2012 at 10:52 AM.