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Please Chance Me!! I applied ED and im freaking out

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SAT I (breakdown): N/A
ACT (breakdown): 34 (35 - math, 35 - reading, 35 - English, 31 - Science
SAT II: 770 - Math II, 760 - US history
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.66 (ik low but my parents got divorced in freshman year and it rly messed up my average) (4.35 weighted)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A definitely top 10% of a 710 class size
AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 - APUSH, 4 - AP lang, 5 - comparative government, 5 - calc BC, 4 - AP bio, 4 - American government
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP physics 1, AP Euro, AP Econ (macro/micro), AP lit, Honors Multivariable Calculus, Honors Spanish 6
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar with distinction, Outstanding delegate at Harvard MUN, Best delegate at Rutgers MUN, Verbal Mention at Princeton MUN, Social Studies award (school wide), House Award (School wide), a couple of awards from my part time job at starbucks


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

President/Founder - US history review club
President/Founder - Political Activism club (work in conjunction with League of Women voters)
Model UN (Mentor)
Internship for congressional candidate
We the People
Winter play
Track and Field - Captain 2020

Job/Work Experience:
Part time job at Starbucks (+20 hours a week for 2 yrs)
Volunteer/Community service:
Teachers assistant at orchestra camp
Seaside center volunteer
League of women voters volunteer

Summer Activities:
Summer camp volunteer
Brown pre-college

Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Contribution: 9/10
Open Curriculum: 10/10
Community: 9/10
Extra Curricular: 10/10
Commonapp: 9/10 - took a huge risk with this one
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
I got 3
10/10 - Model UN supervisor and teacher for 3/4 of years in high school. thinks i’m the best and asks me to babysit his daughter
10/10 - APUSH teacher, supervises both my clubs, we get along super well
10/10 - math teacher sophomore year but also essay tutor. knows me in and out. we go out to dinner all the time.

Counselor Rec: 8/10 not sure i’m kind of mean to him bc he told me i couldn’t get in

Interview: hasn’t happened yet but i am so good at interviews

Other: I’ve been taking 1 second of video every day for 3 years and put it on a website and linked it in my application

Applied for Financial Aid?: No
Intended Major: Mathematics & History
State (if domestic applicant): CT
Country (if international applicant): USA
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Female
Income Bracket: Not sure (+80,000?)
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation American - my parents both moved to America from England — Dual citizen


Strengths: Recs, Extra Curriculars, MOST essays (i easily spent 80+ hours revising, editing, and perfecting but i’m not sure how perfect they are)
Weaknesses: My GPA - i would really be ok with my application if it weren’t for this but i’ve taken the hardest classes i could since freshman year and challenged myself
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  • MWolfMWolf 1789 replies11 threads Senior Member
    Being the child of immigrants is not a hook. The only first-gen that is considered a hook is first generation attending college.

    Otherwise - you've applied. Asking to be chanced just gets you that much more obsessed with this. There is nothing more that you can do to help yourself with Brown.

    What you should do is apply and forget. Any application which you have submitted is over until you either are asked for some more material, or are notified as to whether you are accepted, deferred, or rejected. From now until then - your Brown application no longer exists. Don't talk about it, don't ask about it online or elsewhere, and find another place to invest your time and energy.

    There is a lot you can do otherwise, like put together your applications to other colleges, do your homework, hang out with friends, or look for cute cat pictures online. Each of these is better for you than doing this.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 6915 replies60 threads Senior Member
    Asking for chances after your app is in is like poking a sore tooth: it adds no new information, you still have to wait for the professional verdict, and it doesn’t get less sore.

    Every time you start to fret go do something physical or do something useful for somebody else. IOW, put your nervous energy to a better use. And- stay off CC until you get your official answer (but do come back & tell us- we will either cheer for you or help you with Plan B!)
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29644 replies58 threads Senior Member
    You pretty much know what your chances are. Look at the accept rate for Brown. Your GC would also have particular insight ( as his REC is an important component of your application ) as he knows who with what resume has been getting accepted to Brown from your school. You well knew and know that this is a school that rejects far more excellent candidates that it accepts.

    When you apply to these highly selective schools, you can make yourself miserable looking for feedback that is useless when the only thing that matters is The acceptance. You really think everyone telling you that you have a great chance of acceptance when you do not, boosts your chances? The reason these schools are highly selective is because they reject most applicants, by pure definition.
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  • compmomcompmom 10914 replies77 threads Senior Member
    Don't expect to get in. That's the safest way to handle this emotionally. Don't fix on any one school either. Make sure you learn about all the schools that might be a good fit. Brown's admissions have the reputation of being a bit quirky.
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  • Techno13Techno13 298 replies11 threads Member
    Why on earth would you not apply for financial aid with an $80k income bracket? Brown must meet all need. It costs about $80k/year so you have financial need almost certainly.
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 5675 replies1 threads Senior Member
    If you really have a family income of $80,000 per year, and if you did not apply for financial aid, then you cannot afford to attend. It does not matter whether you are accepted or not.

    You might want to double check whether it is too late to apply for financial aid.
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