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ArabicRossArabicRoss Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
edited May 2010 in Dartmouth College
What's good? My name's Ross and I'm a Junior. Avg Stats, subpar scores, and above average ambition!

GPA: 3.91
Frosh: 3.21
Soph: 4.14
Jun: 4.70

AP Chemistry 5
AP Literature 4
AP Statistics 3
AP European Hist 5

Next year
AP Macro
AP Micro
AP Physics C
AP Language
AP Gov

SAT Score: 2130
SAT II's: USH-740 Chem-750

President of Muslim Student Association
President of Asian Student Associaton
President of Scienctific Research Club
Secretary General of Model United Nations
Secretary of NHS
Secretary of Math League

VA Residential Governor's School
Presidential Letter for Academic Excellence
Academic Letters for Honor Roll

Pakistani (Not really, right? haha)
First Gen
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  • OpensecretOpensecret Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    The upward trend in grades is good; keep it up. It'll help you're moving into a strong class rank. If you could get the SAT up, that would be good, though your grades and test scores put you in the ballpark for Dartmouth. Do you have some significant accomplishments that you can point to in your ECs? Can you wrap your first-gen Muslim Pakistani heritage into a persuasive essay?
  • ArabicRossArabicRoss Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    bump dis threaddd:)
  • ArabicRossArabicRoss Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    Oh yeah, I'm definitely going to play the immigrant card in my essays, and I've lived in PK long enough to know a lot about how cultural stigma affects students, so I"ll try to tie that in with my own personal experiences. Thanks!
  • OpensecretOpensecret Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    You've probably already thought about this, but some of Obama's writings about himself might be a useful source. There's positives and negatives about straddling two very different cultures, particularly when there's significant tension between the two, and there may be a very interesting story you could develop in that neighborhood that might make you distinctive -- the key to Ivy admissions is something that differentiates you amid a huge pool of very talented applicants.
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