I know that this is not a chance forum, but I figured that those who are perusing this site would be those sincerely interested in Carleton.
I am a rising senior and I am greatly anxious over my chances at the top LAC's. Well here it is...
1st generation Korean-American
Born in Georgia, now residing in suburbs in California
Income bracket <40,000
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.67 weighted
Rank: 4/517 (for now...I think I will be moving up to 2/517 by next year)
SAT: ugh....690M, 650W, 640CR----I am currently studying to retake in Oct....my goal is to get 730+M, 700+W, 700CR
SAT II: 660 Math IIC, 670Bio E, 710 US History---retaking in Nov.
Special Circumstances: nothing really, except that I moved from GA to CA in the second semester of my sophomore year and that GA did not offer AP classes to sophomores...so I technically had only 1 semester of AP World History...
AP World History: A (5 on exam)
Pre-IB Pre Calc/AP Calc AB: A
AP English Language: A
AP US History: A
AP Biology: A
AP Calculus BC
AP Art History
1. National Honor Society 2 years
2. California Scholarship Federation 2.5 years
3. Latin Club 4 years (founder/instructor)
I had previously taken Latin in GA however, moving to CA which did not offer Latin, I decided to create a latin club and teach latin I and the culture to those interested)
I also took the National Latin Exam for Latin I and got bronze medal
4. Future Doctors of America 2 years (founder/co-president)
Basically, we bring guest speakers to our club meetings (neurosurgeons to pediatric cardiologists) who talk about their occupations, do volunteer work at local hospitals/Red Cross, and provide hands on experience to those interested in pursuing a medical profession.
5. LiNK-Liberty in North Korea 3 years (co-secretary/promotions director/public relations)
Spreading awareness upon the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and doing humanitarian activist promotions (ie: organized an all-day LiNK awareness assembly at school, protests in front of the Chinese Embassy in LA, sending petitions to various embassies and release North Korean detainees, host a benefit concert and raise $5,000 for SAFE Haven orphanages in China that are posts involved in an Underground Railroad to help NK refugees) I am a great advocate for this cause while many ppl in my church have dissapproved b/c they feel that I am simply straining the already tense relations our motherland: SKorea and NKorea and US. Nevertheless, I this issue itself is my passion and energy not only b/c of the horrendous atrocities being committed right under noses but also b/c some of my family members are in NKorea right now...and so, its not only a matter of human decency but of ultimate necessity.
6. Model UN 2 years (cofounder/activities director)
My involvement in LiNK led me to intiate our school's 1st MUN chapter. (our school just opened in 2004...hence our class is the 1st graduating class for 2007!)
so....what will it be! Too big of a dream for me at Carleton? PLEASE Be HONEST while I still have time to improve! Thank you!!!!! :)