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Chance me for Amherst College ED

notcomplexnotcomplex 4 replies2 threads New Member
Demographic:
- Asian male
- Both parents went to college here but are immigrants
- Making over 100K
- School is top ranked and very competitive
- Applying to pre-law

Education:
- 4.1 W out of 5
- Took AP Biology, AP Lang, APUSH (all 4s)
- Taking AP Chem, AP Lit, AP French, AP Calc AB
- SAT: 1540 (750 Math, 790 English), Biology (790 E)
- School doesn't do rankings but probably top 15%
- Very evident upward trend, still got Bs junior year but my school weighs honors and AP courses as higher so I still somehow have a 4.1

ECs:
- Presidential Award for volunteer service (2 years)
- All State Chamber Violist (1 year)
- 5 time regional violist
- Paid and volunteer violin/viola teacher
- Science Olympiad, Model UN, Chamber Music Club (no noteworthy awards)
- Principal chair in school orchestra
- Additional volunteer hours at charities (500+ hours)
- Fencing (was nationally ranked but quit at freshman year so doesn't really count?)
- Internship at top private school in the area as assistant for Biology and English teachers
- French honors society

Awards:
- Honor roll (3 years)
- 2nd place at a music competition
- Selected to play at Lincoln Center with chamber group (2 years)

Recs:
- Lang teacher loved my writing and we had a good connection
- Bio teacher saw that I was struggling and helped me to bring my grade up later in the year, also had a really good relationship with him
- Counselor and I had very deep conversations and we relate a lot, should also be a very strong rec

I don't have any extenuating circumstances other than my grandfather passing away and my grandmother consequently moving in with my family. My father also lost his job this year and could a be a point to mention. Didn't even mention it in my essays however. I have visited the campus and don't have any connections there. I'm struggling between either applying ED to Amherst or Tufts and I know that I probably have a better chance at Tufts but if there is a reasonable chance of me getting into to Amherst I'm gonna full send it. I'm willing to provide any additional information if needed and thank you for taking the time to help.



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