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What Can I improve?

cstar125cstar125 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited July 2011 in College Admissions
What Can I improve for College Apps?

Freshman Year Grades
Gym A+
Bio Honors B+
French 4 Honors A
Concert Band A
US History I Honors A-
English 9 Honors A
Heroes Villains and Mythology A
Algebra II Honors B+

Sophomore Year Grades
Chemistry Honors A-
Gym A
Concert Band A
French 5 Honors A
American Literature Honors B+
Musicianship A+
Pre-Calculus Honors B+
World History Honors A

Junior Year Schedule
Physics Honors
Gym
Wind Ensemble Honors
AP French
AP English Language and Composition
Intro to Computer Science
AP Calculus BC
AP US History

3.85 UW GPA/4.2 Weighted

School doesnt give rank, my counselor said I was at least top 10% though

Extra Curriculars:
Played Alto Saxophone since 5th Grade
Lead Baritone and Alto Player in my school's Jazz Band (We won silver 3 times last year in State Festivals)
Class Council (Treasurer for 2 Years)
Scored Merit on the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical Exams in Level 4 and 5
Academic Mentor in 9th Grade for struggling students
Volunteer with Leo Club-Around 50 hours; collecting books for poor children in Tanzania, Playing for Senior Citizens, And Running Community Events (i.e parades and festivals)

Rec Basketball for 4 years, starting Center last year and helped lead the team to the district championship game where we sadly lost

Participate in Virtual Online Stock Trading for 3 years and portfolio is up 74%.

Standardized Test Scores
PSAT in Sophomore Year-177; failed, didnt prepare at all and Calculator malfunction screwed me over on the math part

SAT IIs: Math IIC-800, Chem-760 (retake?)

Dream Colleges: UPenn @ Wharton or U Chicago or Berkley (Haas)
Middle Tier: NYU Stern, University of Virginia (McIntire School of Commerce), Washington University at St Louis (Olin Business School), University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business), U Michigan Ann Arbor (Ross School of Business)
Safeties: University of Maryland College Park, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Highly Competitive High School in New Jersey (We Send at least 6 to Princeton each year, 1 to Harvard, a couple to Caltech, upenn, dartmouth, Columbia, London School of Economics)

Asian Male
Dad works at Colombia as a Biologist (Legacy?)
First Generation College Student
What should I improve?
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Replies to: What Can I improve?

  • kagami6918kagami6918 Registered User Posts: 593 Member
    Grades seem fine, but you can still improve them. Don't retake your Chemistry SAT. You can try taking community colleges courses as well, or finding an internship.
  • drumwriter22drumwriter22 Registered User Posts: 292 Junior Member
    I'm confused. You can't be a legacy and first gen...

    Agree with above. Grades could go up. You could also work on starting your own...something. whatever you find interesting. A club or charity or something that really showed your leadership potential.
  • kagami6918kagami6918 Registered User Posts: 593 Member
    Oh right, I forgot about the legacy part.

    It's not legacy unless your dad actually attended the college as a student. Working there doesn't count.
    (...Right?)
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