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Amherst RD chances

nbachris2788nbachris2788 Registered User Posts: 4,447 Senior Member
edited October 2005 in Amherst College
Citizenship: Canadian

Ethnicity: Korean

SAT I: 2350 (800 CR, 760 M, 790 W)

SAT II: 800 USH, ~750 Math 2, ~730 Lit

Grades: All A’s since grade 9, except for grade 9 French (B+); accumulative GPA is ~93%

Rank: ~3-5 out of 135

Grade 12 courses: (hardest load, no spare blocks) AP Calculus AB, Physics 12, Lit 12, Chemistry 12, AP European History, Spanish 12, Religious Studies 12 (mandatory), Accelerated English 12


- Football (4 yrs., major time taker-upper, ~20 hrs/week)
- Senior Concert Band; hornist, soloist (4 yrs.)
- Senior Jazz Band; pianist (3 yrs.)
- Inklings, school literary club (3 yrs.)
- School newspaper (senior editor in gr. 12)
- Piano: classical, pop, jazz (10 yrs.)
- Volunteer for disabled seniors, at UBC Hospital (2 yrs.)


- Founder and chief organizer of my school’s first film festival (I’m still in the process of organizing it to take place at school year’s end… I came up with the idea while I was in grade 11)


- President’s Honour Society (gr. 9 – 11)
- 3rd highest GPA (gr. 11)
- Top Academic Award (Varsity Football, gr. 11)
- Man for Our Times Award (kind of like an NHS award) (gr. 11)
- Highly Commended Award from Commonwealth Essay Society (gr. 11)
- First place in Literary Arts Competition for Vancouver Teens (gr. 11)
- Silver Award in Hypatia Math Contest (gr. 11)
- Top 25% finish in Pascal (gr. 9) and Cayley (gr. 10) math contests (Univ of - Waterloo math contests)


- Football program is the best in the province (JV champs in 2003, Varsity runner-ups in 2004)
- Jazz band won a Gold rating at MusicFest Canada (2004), which is Canada's biggest band festival
- Prospective major: English/Literature
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Replies to: Amherst RD chances

  • Hope1988Hope1988 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member

    Now go somewhere else! You are hurting my chances.

    How do you get 93% GPA with one B+?
  • nbachris2788nbachris2788 Registered User Posts: 4,447 Senior Member
    How do you get 93% GPA with one B+?

    I don't quite understand. Is 93 too high, or too low?

    In Canadian schools, 86%+ is an A. I'm telling you, some American schools either have the biggest bookworms in the world, or suffer from the biggest grade inflation. I've seen some CCers who have 98% averages who aren't even top 5 in their grade.
  • day_tripper87day_tripper87 Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    I think I should rethink my application to Amherst now.
  • evitajr1evitajr1 Registered User Posts: 943 Member
    On the serious side, Canada, your chances are very good. Your stats are wonderful! But there is never an absolute to any elite school. Work hard on your essays. Go ahead, apply and I hope you are a member of the class of 2010.
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