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Do I have a shot?

tikiman53tikiman53 Registered User Posts: 731 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Emory University
GPA: 9-12: 3.71/4.24
10-12: 3.73/4.35
Senior year grades haven't been factored in yet, so it should go up in a while
Courseload: Most rigorous or close to it. Three honors freshman year; three honors, 1 AP sophomore year; 4 APs junior year; 4 APs senior year.

SAT I: 2210 (690CR, 730M, 790W)
I took it for the second time in October. We'll see how I did, but I think I did really well and I'm pretty sure my score improved. But again, we'll see.

SAT II: American History: 770
Literature: 720 (I'm gonna retake this and I think I'll do a lot better b/c literature is kinda my thing)
Math II C: Haven't taken it yet, but I expect this to be the most challenging SAT II for me because math isn't my strongest subject. I'm expecting low to mid 700.

APs: AP Euro: 5
AP Psych: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP Chem: 4

Extracurriculars: to be honest, I don't really have anything that amazing.

Tennis: all four years. Played some tournaments. Had major surgery on my feet my junior year, putting me on crutches for months, so I didn't play much that year. I'll be on varsity this year.

Music: My main instrument is the clarinet. I've had honors like All Southern California band in 9th grade, All State Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra my junior and senior years, and Colburn Wind Ensemble (a music conservatory in Los Angeles) grades 10-12. I also give clarinet lessons as a part time job. And I have like 70-80 hours of service from either musical therapy or teaching piano at an elementary school. And I love playing the guitar, but I don't have any awards or anything for it.

Writing: I love writing, but alas, nothing much to prove it. I had something published in my school's literary arts magazine my junior year, and I write some stuff for this website online, but that's pretty much it. This year, I have an independent project for school where I'm writing a novel.

Tutoring: I tutor about 5 hours a week. Math and English and Science. So I guess that counts as a part time job.

Green Club: I'm president of this club. It's basically an environmental club, where we recycle all our school's trash and fund raise for certain causes. Last year I was secretary.

Art: I've been in art for 3 years. I love it. Big hobby of mine. No awards though. Just take the class at school and do it for fun.

I'm also a national merit semifinalist, and I think there's a good chance I'll be a finalist.
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Replies to: Do I have a shot?

  • tikiman53tikiman53 Registered User Posts: 731 Junior Member

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  • citylife873citylife873 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    You'll probably get in. Emory is looking to raise their admission stats so having a high SAT score and being a national merit scholar will help a lot. You're applying early right? If so, you'll get in.
  • tikiman53tikiman53 Registered User Posts: 731 Junior Member
    Wow, thanks for replying! I was totally not expecting that after all these weeks. I'm actually applying regular decision. Do I still have a good chance?
  • JasonGomJasonGom Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    I think your fine...

    just capitalize on your essays...that will make a difference...
  • citylife873citylife873 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    I think you'll get in. Emory isn't that difficult to get into. I have friends who got in that didn't get into U Michigan and Carnegie Mellon. It also depends on where you go to high school. Emory is trying get students from different areas of the country where they don't have many and also trying to get more students from top private high schools. Is Emory your top choice school?
  • tikiman53tikiman53 Registered User Posts: 731 Junior Member
    Emory isn't my top choice school. I don't think I really have one because of all the colleges in my list, I think I'd be happy with all of them. But of the colleges on my list, Emory seems like a more realistic option. I'm applying to Brown and Dartmouth, but you never know with those schools. I'm considering applying to one or two of HYPS just for the hell of it. And I'm also applying to Northwestern, WashU in St. Louis, Tufts, Wesleyan, and Connecticut College. Well, my list so far is tentative. There are many colleges I'm thinking about, but I'm trying to keep my list at about 9ish because app fees are crazy. Not including my UCs and the safety colleges that I'm applying to for free.
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