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duke 2025 ed (chance me)

seabee1233seabee1233 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited July 14 in Duke University
hi i'm currently a junior but i'm super stressed about college and i was wondering if someone could chance me for duke ed. for reference, i'm an asian (indian) female from northeast.

SAT II: 730 chem/700 bio, gonna take physics and math II (i'm taking the act so like i won't need them then)
ACT: taking in april 2020 (currently scoring in the mid-30s on practice exams)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
Weighted GPA: 5.1 (not counting junior year)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 15%
AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (5), currently taking lang, physics 1, and whap
(Planned) Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB/BC, AP Chem, AP Bio, AP Lit

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
not rlly anything, which is why i'm super worried

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
columbia shp
band (i'm trying for drum major in my senior year, i have a pretty good shot)
indian classical flute
sunday school (13 years)

Job/Work Experience: N/A

Volunteer/Community service: not much (~40 hrs), but am doing hospital volunteering to add hours

Summer Activities: volunteering, research at umass amherst, and research next summer through pioneer (i'll have written a paper by the end of this summer)


Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
Intended Major: bioinformatics (pre-med)
State (if domestic applicant): tri state
School Type: public
Ethnicity: asian
Gender: female
Income Bracket: high (upper middle class)
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): female majoring in STEM

my recs are probably from my jr yr math teacher and my soph yr english teacher, both love me. my guidance counselor will also write an amazing rec, and i'm a good writer (i was accepted to a creative writing program at my local county college in middle school but didn't continue it in high school) so i know my essays will be rlly good.

could someone chance me, because like i said, i'm super scared that i won't have a shot, but i heard that trinity is more holistic than pratt so i might have a shot
edited July 14
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  • flamingogirlflamingogirl 61 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Sunday school is an interesting activity to mention a lot of people don't
    Not a lot from your list stands out to me but the research part is very interesting that might be something to push on your application
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  • stevensmith123stevensmith123 17 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Hi! I’m in a pretty similar spot, except I’m done with my ACT. I wish I had taken as many APs as you. I realized too late that course rigor is such an important factor. We have the same unweighted gpa and I don’t have any awards. One time I got student of the semester, that’s really it. I think I will stand out in my essays as well. I’m super stressed because I hate how people say college admissions are “holistic”, yet it seems as if everyone on here determines admission off of quantitative data. I had someone on reddit tell me yesterday that I’m academically weak and I have a 0 percent chance of getting in. To reduce the stress, id recommend staying off these forums and trying your best to focus on things you currently can control. I know I might not be qualified to say this, but I think you have a shot! I can tell you’re a great student. Keep working hard.
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