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Chance me for Columbia ED 2017-2018

biochem26biochem26 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
Grade: 12th
Ethnicity: Black (Caribbean)
Gender: Male
Citizenship: US Citizen

Education: 4 years, same high school
Special Program: AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education; Cambridge AS and A Levels)
GPA: 3.9434 / 4.000 unweighted; 5.0920 / 4.000 weighted
Rank: 4 / 736 exact

Freshman Year
1. AICE Thinking Skills AS (Received a "c" on exam)
2. Geometry I Honors
3. Biology I Honors
4. Physical Education
5. Spanish I
6. Research I Honors (Science Fair Class; won 2nd place at regional science fair, competed at state science fair)
7. AICE General Paper AS (Received a "b" on exam)
8. (Summer: Algebra II Honors, Spanish II)

Sophomore Year
1. AICE English Language AS (Received a "b" on exam)
2. AP World History
3. Chemistry I Honors
4. AP Biology
5. Spanish III Honors
6. AICE Environmental Management AS (Received an "a" on exam, wrote a research paper)
7. Pre-Calculus Honors

Junior Year
1. AP US History
2. AICE Spanish Language and Culture AS (Received an "a" on exam, Speaking with Distinction (highest honor))
3. AICE English Literature AS (Received a "d" on exam)
4. AP Physics 1
5. AP Calculus AB
6. AP Chemistry
7. AICE Marine Science A (Received an "A" on exam)
*(Received the AICE Diploma with Distinction (highest level), and AP Scholar with Distinction)
8. (Summer: Art History Honors, AP Macroeconomics)

Senior Year
1. AP Spanish Language and Culture
2. AP Statistics
3. AP Calculus BC
4. AP European History
5. AP Microeconomics (First Semester); AP US Government and Politics (Second Semester)
6. AP Psychology
7. AP English Literature and Composition

AP Exam Scores
1. AP World History: 5
2. AP Biology: 4
3. AP US History: 5
4. AP Physics 1: 3
5. AP Calculus AB: 5
6. AP Chemistry: 5
7. (AP Scholar with Distinction)

SAT (Old): 2090: 780 Reading; 650 Math; 660 Writing
SAT (New): Superscore 1520: 740 Reading and Writing; 780 Math; 20 Essay
SAT Subject Tests: 760 Chemistry; 760 US History; 770 Biology Molecular; 690 Math Level 2
ACT: 33 Composite: 35 English; 30 Math; 34 Reading; 34 Science; 33 Writing

Activities and Clubs
Honor Societies: National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society (President)
Clubs: Chemistry Club (Vice President), Green Space Environmental Club, Applied Calculus Club (President), Key Club
Other: School Duel Competitor (Academic Games), JV Soccer

Letters of Recommendation
Teacher 1: AP Chemistry Teacher, 9/10
Teacher 2: AP European History Teacher, 10/10
Guidance Counselor: Hundreds to write in a class of 736, 5/10

Essays (I can send them if you would like to read them)
Common App: 8/10
Why Columbia: 8/10
Why Major of Interest: 9/10
Columbia Community Impact: 7/10

Other Specials
Worked as an unpaid intern in a materials chemistry laboratory on my own Metal Organic Framework Syntheses (Common App Essay)
Volunteered at a local hospital over the summer
Volunteered as a youth soccer referee

Intended Major: Biochemistry
Intended Field: Neurosurgeon
Other: Would like to participate in Colombia's Medical Scientist Training Program (Dual M.D./Ph.D Program)
Financial Aid: Yes
Income: >175,000
Legacy: No
First Generation: No
Early Decision: YES, absolute first choice
Applying to: 8 other schools, including 4 other Ivy League schools

Please let me know if any other information would be helpful!

Replies to: Chance me for Columbia ED 2017-2018

  • biochem26biochem26 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Sorry, I forgot to include a dedicated awards section.

    Regional Science Fair Winner: 2nd Place Microbiology
    State Science Fair Participant
    AICE Diploma with Distinction
    AP Scholar with Distinction
    Outstanding Science Student (School-based award, 1 given)
    Sunshine State Scholar for Science and Mathematics Nominee

    I hope this helps. Please help me out!
  • biochem26biochem26 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I was accepted Early Decision to Columbia University!
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