Hi, I'm a Black male from California. I have good test scores, decent grades and activities but not outstanding. (Income level = middle class)
SAT scores: 2220 (first take; 760 math 760 reading 700 writing), 2400!
(second take, 12 essay; I prepped really hard for several months and also got really lucky; it was this October)
PSAT: 233 (National Merit)
SAT 2: 720 Biology M, 790 Math II, 780 US History
Schedule: 9th grade:
World History / PE
AP Computer science A
Algebra 2 Honors
European History AP
English Language AP
Economics / Government
Calculus BC AP
Spanish 3 Honors
US History AP
English Literature AP
AP Art Studio: drawing
Spanish Language AP
Physics C AP
My grades all range from A- to A+ except a B+ first semester of AP english lang (sophomore year) and a C first semester of AP USH (ouch
, got a 23% on the midterm because it was the day after my great grandma died, but that's not really an excuse) and a B- the next semester of it. Had a really hard teacher for that class.
AP scores: Computer Science A 4 (9th gr), European History 5 (10th), English Language 5 (10th), Calc BC 5 (5 AB subscore; 11th), US History 4 (11th), English Lit 4 (11th), Studio Art 2 (11th; idk why they hated my portfolio), Physics B 4 (self studied, 11th). I was kinda sick during AP week in junior year; I feel like I could have gotten 5s on Physics and Lit if I was feeling a little better.
Extra-curriculars: Football (JV freshman, sophomore year, Varsity junior, senior year)
Track (JV freshman year, Varsity sophomore junior year, and I will be varsity again once it starts next season)
Honor Society (4 year)
Science Bowl (4 year)
Marching band (4 year)
Democrats Club (2 year)
Recommendations: Physics teacher who I had junior year (got A+ both semesters), and Spanish teacher who I have had every single year and never gotten any grade lower than an A in his class. Counselor rec should be okay, I don't know him too well though. Should I send an additional rec in from my football coach? It might be too late to ask though... early is due in a week. Peer evaluation for Dartmouth is finished; it's from my best friend whom I've known since 2nd grade and gone to the same school with for 10 years.
Intended major: Physics (with a theoretical focus)
If you guys are wondering why I'm applying Dartmouth ED even though it's probably not that great for physics, it's because I visited the school and pretty much fell in love with the campus, and I also know it has a strong undergraduate focus. Also, I know this is a lot of apps but I've already finished Harvard, Duke, Dartmouth, UIUC, UMich Ann Arbor, MIT, and UC apps completely (at least, finished whatever is my part) although I haven't submitted anything yet.