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Chance me please

cleverlycreatedcleverlycreated Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited June 2007 in Claremont McKenna College
Applicant from British Columbia, Canada
SAT: CR 800 Math 730 WR 670
SAT2: World History/US History (pending score returns)

Sophomore Year: Comp Gov Pol (5),World History(self study: 4) US Gov Pol(did not take exam)
Junior Year: Human Geo(exp. 5) Psych(exp. 5)
Senior Year: US History, Econ(Micro & Macro), Art History, Biology, English, Calc(AB)

Grades: between 3.7-4.0 UW: top 20%(highly competitive school)

EC's :
Debate: Placed 4th as team at largest provincial tournament, captain of Vars. debate team
Public Speaking: Finalist at prestigious provincial public speaking tournament, Senior mentor for public speaking program
MUN: Best Delegation Stanford MUN, numerous Honorable Mentions/Head of Delegation at others, Secretary General(organizer) of Vancouver Model United Nations (300+ participants, largest high school run MUN in Canada)
3 Varsity Sports: Swimming, Water Polo, Cricket
Senior Photographer for Award-winning yearbook
Robotics Team: Competed at National Competition at NASA Neutral Buoyancy Tank in Houston
98% on National Mythology Exam
UNIS invitational conference participant
Homeroom Adviser next year for a sophomore class
4th year public service award(highest community service award at school)
On Merit-based Scholarship at school
Conservative Club

Hooks: I grew up on a farm, I am a US resident yet I go to school in Canada, I am politically involved (shook the hand of the Prime Minister of Canada the night before he was elected)

Visited, Toured and Interviewed at Claremont
Brother is already attending the school
2 really good teacher letters lined up and a good counselor letter
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Replies to: Chance me please

  • Elizzan87Elizzan87 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    I think you have a really good shot. Just remember to play up leadership. Use your brother- he's a bigger asset than you might think.
  • croutoncrouton Registered User Posts: 1,345 Senior Member
    i think you have a really good chance... you have everythin that claremont wants - high sats, good gpa, solid ecs, politically minded/leadership oriented ecs, and athletics

    you are the epitome of what CMC wants. that said, if you can make yourself stand out a little further, just becuase of how much more selective its gotten (16% accept rate and all) i think youll be fine. good luck to you
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