Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone in advance for being helpful in this forum as a whole
Secondly, on to a few questions I have:
1. Are recommendation letters from 11th grade teachers highly recommended or is it okay to get sophomore teachers to write them for you? For example, in my case specifically, I took AP Chemistry as a Sophomore and was the only one to do so. The teacher I had, taught me as a freshman too and liked me a lot so I think I can get a powerful recommendation from her that will speak personally about my experience as the only sophomore in the class. Or I could get a relatively generic recommendation letter from my junior AP Biology teacher. I am confident it will be good, as he like me a lot, but I don't think it will be as personal. Which one is more beneficial to send in this case?
2. I have gone to a summer program and worked on a research paper that I am proud of, but did not submit to a Science Fair. Is it still a good idea to submit this paper as a science supplement, or would it be basically useless? Would it help in any way? Does Yale like seeing science background even without significant achievement?
3. How much does Yale value the AIME? I am not sure this question is possible to answer, but I am highly interested in pursuing Math at Yale, and as a Junior I qualified for the AIME (something I did not even know about until I qualified) which is rare from my school. We haven't had many in our history from what my teacher tells me.
4. Lastly, is anyone here a Math major at Yale? If so, I'd like to hear a little about your experience. You can write it here or PM it to me if that is preferred!
Sorry guys, I know it's a lot, but I'm applying SCEA and with only a month and a half left until the deadline, I'm trying to get everything together to avoid last minute problems. Thanks so much for all of you help and support!