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Another chances thread!! Pls be honest!!

neethu16neethu16 Registered User Posts: 447 Member
edited February 2009 in Carleton College
Hi... I am an international student and I have applied RD to Carleton. Can someone chance me pls!!

class of 2013

C) WRITING - 760
2) TOEFL IBT - 112

HIGH SCHOOL GPA: 3.93/4.0 (Unweighted)

Scored 1172/1200 (97.7%) in Higher Secondary Course Examination, with centum (200/200) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, a feat achieved by only 123 students out of more than 2 lakh students (12th standard)
Honour roll in school (12th standard).
Outstanding All-Rounder Award (12th standard)
Recipient of Shymalambal Award for centum in Chemistry (12th standard)
Average GPA - 3.87 / 4.0 (Unweighted) (11th & 12th standard)
School Rank- 2 / 166 (11th & 12th standard)
Scored 94.4% in All India Secondary School Examination (10th standard)
Recipient of Madhana Gopala Dikshidar Award for Topping in Tamil (96%) (10th standard)
Average GPA – 4.0 / 4.0 (Unweighted) (9th & 10th standard)
Scored 97% in National Mathematics Olympiad Contest (10th standard)
Merit Certificate for being among the top 10% scorers in the National Mathematics Talent Competition (10th standard)
Certificate of Merit in Senior Geography Talent Test (9th standard)

School dance team for two years ( 11th & 12th standard)
School dramatics team (9th & 10th standard)
School cultural committee for one year, in charge of Event Management (11th standard)
Tamil elocution team (9th & 10th standard)
School Magazine & Newspaper:
Reporter (11th standard)
Co-editor(12th standard)
Won the second place in District level Poster Making competition on the topic “Empowerment of Women”(9th standard)
Won first place in Book Fair Group Dance (9th standard)
Won first place in City level Tamil Essay writing competition(10th standard)
o Captain of school team for four years( 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th standards)
o Winner- Inter School Tournament (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th standards)
o Winner- District level Tournament (9th & 11th standards)
o Runner- District level Tournament (10th standard)
o Captain of school team for two years (11th & 12th standards)
o Winner- Inter School Tournament (11th & 12th standards)
o Runner- District level (12th standard)
o Captain of school team for four years (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th standards)
o Winner- Inter School Tournament (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th standards)

o Intra-school athletics championship-Winner(10th standard)
o Intra-school athletics championship- Runner(12th standard)
• CAPTAIN- School house for two years(11th & 12th standards)

Prepared food for children in orphanage for past five years
Volunteered for Tsunami relief for 2 hours per day for one month(12th grade)
Member of Road Safety Patrol (RSP) for two years(9th & 10th standard)
Member of the ‘Peer Teaching Programme’. Two hours of peer teaching twice a week(9th & 10th standard)
Member of Volunteering Committee of Book Fair for two years(9th & 10th standard)
Volunteered at an orphanage for Physically and Mentally challenged Children for 3 hours per day for one month(10th standard)
Donate clothes and stationery to an Orphanage every year.
Volunteered at a Religious Ashram once a year.

Learning to play the electronic Keyboard & Guitar for the past three years(2005-2008)
Won first place in the Senior level in the Keyboard competition ‘Bala Uthsav’ conducted by ‘Swaralayam music school’
Scored 96% with Distinction in Grade II & Grade III Music Theory Examination conducted by the Trinity College, UK.

I would say my essays are okay n good recs. My prob is I am an international asking for loads of aid. My ED college turned me down for this very reason.
So can someone chance me honestly please?
Post edited by neethu16 on

Replies to: Another chances thread!! Pls be honest!!

  • stuckinillinoisstuckinillinois Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    I don't know at what rate Carleton accepts international students, but you should get in. As far as the aid, it depends on how much your family makes, and if you come across as a top applicant. I think you'll get in, but I'm not sure if the aid you do receive will be sufficient. Remember, Carleton is an excellent LAC with plenty of applicants who'd go regardless of aid. If you don't go there, someone will be glad to take your spot. I think only about 7 of 270 waitlisted students get in. Competitive for admissions. Good luck
  • BB012BB012 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    You have a great shot, as far as I can tell. Yes, your requiring aid will definitely hurt your chances, especially during this financial crisis (though I don't know how much Carleton has been affected by it). As you may know, Carleton offers 6 full scholarships and 6 partial scholarships. So, that makes 12 scholarships to international students. Needless to say, it is extremely difficult to get in when you ask for aid. But one thing you have in your favor is that the Star scholarship (the largest source of funding for international students) is given only to Asian students. With all said, you can certainly be one of the top six applicants among those who apply for admission and aid.
  • neethu16neethu16 Registered User Posts: 447 Member
    Thank you very much. I know it's very competitive as an international asking for aid and especially this year. Thank you for your opinions. :)
  • vandit_dabossvandit_daboss Registered User Posts: 399 Member
    hey..i feel you have a reasonable shot at it, albeit the aid factor could hurt..pretty good ECs though..i am Indian too applying RD to Carleton..will be giving my XII boards this March..could you chance me please?? http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/international-students/652134-chance-indian-please.html
  • neethu16neethu16 Registered User Posts: 447 Member
    Yeah. Aid seems to be my downfall for studying in the U.S :(
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