These past few months. I've fallen in love with Barnard and it's one of my top choices, but I'm not sure if I'll stand a chance. I've already posted chancing info but I didn't include Barnard.
I'm a rising Asian senior, international school and passport.
Freshman GPA: 3.8
Sophomore GPA: 3.76
Junior GPA: 3.62 (1st semester) 3.52 (2nd)
Cumulative: 3.69-3.7 (unweighted)
no ranking system or weighted grades in my school
AP Psych (5)
AP Bio (5)
AP Lang & Comp (not back yet..hopefully a 4/5)
plan on taking: AP Calc AB, AP Euro, AP Lit, AP Econ (Macro/Micro)
I took Spanish 4 this year, the equivalent of AP Spanish, and I'm moving on to taking Spanish 5 next year, which is equal to the IB Spanish B Year 2 level. I've also taken Band for the past 3 years, and still plan on taking it next year as an elective.
SAT IIs: US History (690), Biology E (660)
SAT I: 1920 -- 670 M 640 CR 610 W (I was so mortified...I'm retaking it in October)
I'm really not much of an athlete due to health issues. I was involved in my school's community service program full-time in 9th grade, visiting orphanages etc. every week after school. Joined the Habitat for Humanity club sophomore year till now, just got elected for a leadership position for the next school year. I plan on going on a Habitat building trip as well. On weekends I alternate weeks for visiting orphanages and volunteering at a cerebral palsy care home as much as I can. In addition, I'm also involved in NHS and Prom Committee.
I've played the piano for 9-10 years, passed the ABRSM level 8 exam along with intermediate music theory. Also played clarinet in band since 5th grade.
I'm passionate about classical music, appreciating art, and humanitarian endeavors, but my school has limited opportunities for me to expand on them. ..so I'm not sure how I'll be able to show my interest in those areas.
On a different note, I'm also interested in studying abroad, either in Japan or Europe (I'd like to do a double major on art history and business). Are Barnard and Columbia study abroad programs part of the same system?