I'm a 10th grader from India, interested in biology. I'm also female, if that helps .
Will be applying for class of 2014.
*Won't be needing financial aid*
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Grades:Awesome. Top few students in the class. No problems here.
Standardized tests: Taking the ACT in October, let's see how it goes, but I'm getting 34's in practise tests from the Rea ACT Book. SAT 2's should be pretty good as well.
EC's (where I think I need to focus):
National level athlete
Zillions of sports at the school level
Heavy involvement in MUN.
School magazine stuff.
Over the next 2 years, I'll probably be highly involved with in-school and some state-level cultural activities.
Gonna start biological research in a few months.
Plan to do quite a bit of volunteer work from next summer on (I'll have a 2 or 3-month break in May)
*These EC's are the ones I'll be continuing till I'm done with school*
Recs: Should be pretty good. I'm on amazing terms with all my teachers
Essays: Expect them to be good, I feel I'm quite a good writer
Amherst's open curriculum sounds awesome. It's New England location is also a great plus point (for me at least). The small size and atmosphere all fit with what I'm looking for in a college. Might I be there in 2010?