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Chances of Int'l Student---plz be realistic

tajtaj Registered User Posts: 477 Member
here's my current stats
I am an international student going to ma senior in an international christian school in indonesia. i will graduate in 2006. The school i attend is really small (total 70 students). Being a small school there arent many oppurtunities. No AP courses, no clubs and only 2 sports teams


3.678/4.0 GPA
enrolled in the most competitive courses that my school has to offer
class rank--doesnt rank--but prob around 5 or 6/20
SAT I taken in nov 2004 w/o prep- 690 Math, 590 Verbal plan to take again in oct--expect 2000+ Math-770+
SAT II- Chem-660, plan to take again in nov, confident that i can do much better, 720+, also plan on taking MATH II C in nov.
AP's- AP Chem May 05 taken w/o AP course, plan on taking Calc AB course in school and plan on AP Bio--w/o taking AP course

EC/other things
played tennis for 3 years at a local club
school Math Champion
participated in a musical drama
taken Level 1 keyboarding exam in music, plan on taking level 2
community service at old people's home..etc--120+ hrs
hospital volunteer work--100+hrs
organized several fund raisers for my class
incharge of the school snack shop

I would like to know my chances at Case (Biomed engg) and plz remember that I live in Indonesia where there are almost no oppurtunities for research work and things like that.

I would also like to know how to improve my resume, and the minimum SAT scores that i would need

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Replies to: Chances of Int'l Student---plz be realistic

  • tajtaj Registered User Posts: 477 Member
    bump...someone plz reply
  • WS17WS17 Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    There are a number of reasons why subscribers here are not in the best position to answer this with any authority. First, we are not Admissions Officers or Guidance Counsleors. Second, CWRU might have different criteria for international applicants than for domestic. Third, what has happened in regard to number of applicants and resultant yield at CWRU this year was not predicted even by CWRU itself. Who knows what will happen next year. They might want a smaller class, or is there a plan to increase the size of the school?

    That being said, you can evaluate your stats against the numbers of previous years at http://education.yahoo.com/college/facts/5574.html

    For example, notice that
    SAT verbal scores over 600 72%
    SAT math scores over 700 42%
    This data might be old though...

    Also, here is the selectivity data from CWRU for last year's class:


    One of the best things you can do is ask your Guidance Office about students from your HS in the past - where did they go and what were their stats. If this is not available, here is such informantion for a couple of US HS's that put it on line:



    Of course your situation is different, but this may help you plan.

    Lastly, if you like CWRU, by all means apply no matter what any of this says.
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