chance me for ED SEAS
Average Public High School
Applying to Penn SEAS for ED. Want to major in Engineering.
ACT: Comp-31 (not sure, but considering taking again)
(recently received scores, expecting a 9 or 10 on writing)
GPA and Classes:
GPA Unweighted-3.67 (difficult courseload); Weighted-4.853 (top 5% of class of approximately 220)
I have taken the hardest possible courseload my high school offers. Additionally, I am one of two students taking every AP class available.
Classes of Notability:
AP Calculus (AB?)
AP Physics (BC)
AP European History
Honors German 5 (only honors is offered)
Math and Science Leagues, History Club, school science fair (won 1st one year), HS JV Baseball Team, couny baseball team, volunteer at food bank, volunteer at summer camp, volunteer for Relay for Life, and volunteer for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (writing essay about this). Volunteer work for the entirety of high school is around 350-400 hrs.
Worked as a bagboy in a supermarket and a camp counselor at a summer camp.
Essay (common app): Overall, I think my essay is well written and unique. It is about how volunteering as a clown in the Macy's Thankgiving Day Parade (well known televised parade in NY) gave me the courage to express myself even though I was an intrinsically quiet and introverted person.
Supplements: My supplements also have a personal and unique twist to them.
URMs: None, middle class
Reccomendations: One will be from my German teacher, who I have had for 5 years. She knows me well and I am confident that the rec will be good. My other rec will be from my physics teacher; I know it will be good, but not as good as the latter.
By the way: Please no trolls that say that you can't get into a prestigious college without a 3.9-4.0, 2250-2400/33-36, and participating in a science olympiad. I know for a fact that that is false. Please give me your honest oppinion, good or bad, and any advice that could help improve my application.
Thank you very much.