I am a Canadian Asian Male student (Asian)
and I would like to study in US for college education, and I would like to receive as much finanacial aid as possible.
I would like to study bio, and I know it is very tough to get in, so I was wondering how I could boost my chance up...
GPA/Ranking: School doesn't have GPA nor Ranking.
In Canadian standard, all A's. Had 94.8% average in Grade 11
Doing IB diploma, finished IB SL Bio and IB SL Math (7 in both)
Grade 11 courses:
IB Chemistry 11 - 95%
IB English 11 - 90%
IB Geography 11 - 94%
IB Biology 12(SL) - 94%
IB Math 12(SL) -98%
AB Japanese 11 - 98%
Summer School Physics 11 - 100%
Grade 12 courses:
IB English (HL)
IB Geography (HL)
IB Chemistry (HL)
AB Japanese (Sl)
IB Physics (SL)
Senior Jazz Band
(skipped 1 year in math, bio... never took physics IB 11).
SAT I: Math 800, Reading 690, Writing 720 = 2210
I haven't really studied for SATs, I will retkae in December.
SAT II: Korean 800, Math IIC 800, (will take Bio..expecting 700+).
EC: I will just put what I will put in the commonapp.
Grade 11,12: Established and led International Group for my community ...I was in a local Korean newspaper and featured as one of the future prospective students.
Grade 8 - 12: Part of CCM band at my church, played main bass guitar and synthesizer. Also led children's Sunday programs. (I play 5 instruements...)
Grade 8 - 11: Competitive Club soccer. In grade 9 - 10, I was in the most competitive regional team (metro team)
Grade 9-11: varsity tennis, played some competitive club tennis as well.. ranked 100 in the province...
Duke of Edinburgh: Gold Award Qualification.
Grade 8 - 9: Varsity Football, Basketball...
Grade 11 Summer: Summer intern for a local church: Did office works like accounting, led Sunday programs for children, carried out projects like interviweing people and posting their stories on website, (35 hours/week).
Grade 8 - 11 Worked as a janitor for a maintenance company
Grade 11 summer: Tutoring: tennis, English, ESL (7 hrs/week)
Grade 8 -11: Honor roll with distinction, Certificate of distinction from Math contests (top 25%)
Grade 8: Scholar athlete, multiple sports award, English and Social subject awards, placed 12th overall in regional math contest, 36th in provincial...part of math team finishing 3rd in regionals
Grade 9: Business10 Subject Award, Math 10 subject award