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chance me for Colby

konspacekonspace Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
edited February 2013 in Colby College
Hey I am white male from Georgia (country). I have above average scores, excellent grades and lots of activities. I will be applying for a scholarship.

SAT Scores:
1990 (first take) Reading 580 Math 720 Writing 690
will be retaking General SAT in autumn.
I'am going to take Math level 2 and Physics subject tests.
Math around 800, Physics hoping for above 700

All my grades are highest - 10/10 in every subject for several past years.
Class Rank: 1%
Class size: 80

Languages: English, Russian (perfect), German (ok), Georgian (native)


Extra-curriculars:
National Olympiad in Creative Writing 2009 - Finalist
National Olympiad in English language 2010 - Finalist
National Olympiad in Russian language 2012 - Finalist
International Anti-HumanTrafficking Youth Forum by World Vision International
Basic Journalism Course at Internews Network Georgia - 2011
Advanced Journalism Course at Internews Network Georgia - 2011
International Media Summer Camp by Internews Network Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan -2011
1 year working experience at a teen TV-Show on National Broadcaster as a journalist, produced by Internews Georgia.
Buckswood Summer School 2009/2010/2012 all with English language Certificates
What?Where?When? Intellectual game (3 years)
International Competition ALIANTE - National Finalist - 2011
Chemistry Project w/ Research for International Natural Sciences Conference - 2011
Physics Project w/ actual research and experimental part for International Natural Sciences Conference - 2012
Student Government (2 years)

Recommendations:
My College Counselor, knows me well, Hamilton Alumni
English teacher, knows me well Hamilton & Columbia Alumni
My school's principal, who also knows we well.
Physics teacher at my school.
I can also get a recommendation from an English literature teacher at Buckswood UK, I'm wondering if more recommendations mean more chances.

Intended Major: Computer Science/Mathematics
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Replies to: chance me for Colby

  • GDMACKGDMACK Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Who knows, but my impression is that you have a great shot of getting into Colby. You are a really interesting person with lots of activities. It would be good if you could get your critical reading score up a bit, but even so I think you have a great shot. Can you take the ACT? Many students in the USA do better on the ACT than on the SAT.
  • konspacekonspace Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    I saw this reply just now. I raised my critical reading score to 710 and writing to 720. Now I have a combined score of 2150. I added several extra-curriculars. Subjects: Math 730 and Physics 660. I applied under the ED2. Do you think I have chances?
  • lpt1995lpt1995 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    I also apply ED2. Have you got everything's status on the portal changed to "received", konspace?
  • Mules15Mules15 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    The average SAT scores for admitted students at colby are 700/700/700 and you fall right around there. Applying early decision two will also help your acceptance, as will being an international student. You mention applying for a scholarship, and Colby only offers one scholarship, all other money given is only for financial aid.
  • konspacekonspace Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    lpt1995, yes everything's status has been "Received" for nearly 1 month.

    Mules15, I am applying for financial aid, not for scholarship. I probably made a mistake in the previous post.
  • BluecholericBluecholeric Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    Average 700? What?
    700 is like 75th Percentile ;d
    average is like 650's

    700 means that you scored better than 75% of the college body
    and 650 like the score of 1950 means that half of the college has lower score and half higher
    so basically you guys are exaggerating everything
    especially SAT's
    anything over 2000 is GREAT for an international student and
    2150 is close to unreal
    so
    .. yeah

    you're in ^^^
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