Chance at Smith/others, IB, art supplement
I am an American citizen attending a highly rigorous international school in Switzerland, doing a full IB diploma.
Applying to: Smith (ED), Bryn Mawr, Sarah Lawrence, Mount Holyoke, Bard
The subjective part of my application is pretty strong, but I am not sure if my grades are good enough.
Intended majors: Undecided between Studio Art, psychology/sociology, and gender studies
SAT I (breakdown): 2020 (M: 650, CR: 720, W: 650) <- with just my best scores, the two individually added up to 1940 and then 2000.
SAT II: Biology E, Literature, Maths level 1 (scores not received yet)
Senior year courses:
IB Higher Level Visual Arts (6/7)
IB HL Biology (6)
IB HL English (5/6)
IB Standard Level Maths (4/5)
IB SL French B (5)
IB SL History (5)
Extended Essay: World Studies "To what extent is the sociopolitical oppression of transgender women in the USA comparable to that of the kathoeys in Thailand?"
Theory of Knowledge
Peer Counselor/middle school homeroom leader (2 years)
Newspaper: writer and head illustrator (3 years)
Analytical drawing workshop with professor at Paris College of Art
Major role in student-led play "The Dining Room"
Supporting/speaking role in "Fiddler on the Roof"
Studied Japanese outside of school with an independent tutor (1 year)
Lead percussionist in Concert Band (2 years)
Drum lessons (2 years)
Job/Work Experience: N/A (don't have a swiss work permit)
Worked at a local cat shelter to help socialize kittens for adoption
Teacher Recommendation: Haven't read them but I am sure they are good as both the teachers (English & extended essay supervisor) like me & know me very well
Counselor Rec: Same
I am submitting the art supplement (drawing and painting), my artwork is very good (my art teacher said I could get into any art school I applied to, and he is VERY honest) and I have read his recommendation and it is very strong.
My Common App essay is about feminism and my struggles with reconciling my feminine gender presentation with my ideas of power and masculinity, also very strong.
State (if domestic applicant): n/a
Country (if international applicant): Switzerland
School Type: Private International school
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Full IB Diploma, speak 2 languages: English (native) and French (proficient)
Last edited by fuwaclick; 11-14-2012 at 06:34 AM.