Hi, I'm applying to Emory RD for 2018 fall term and would greatly appreciated any feedback for my chances at getting accepted. Thanks for reading in advance!
Male, Caucasian. Both parents immigrants. I applied for a Chemistry major, and have a heavy interest in science.
GPA UW: 3.85. My school doesn't do weighted or class ranks.
Full IB Candidate. My HL's are English, History, and Physics. My SL's are Math, Biology and Spanish.
AP courses: AP Human Geography, AP World, AP/IBUSH, AP Chem, AP Env Science, AP/IB Gov
*My school has the history and physics classes as IB/AP. Not entirely sure why but I assume that it is just the same class (which it is) and there is additional IB stuff for IB candidates.
IB Courses: Bio SL, Math SL 2, Spanish SL (did all the way to 4), Physics SL 1, IB Physics HL 2, IB Lang/Lit.
AP Scores: APHUG - 5, APWorld - 4, APUSH - 4, AP Chem - 4, AP Lang - 5.
IB Score: 6 in Spanish (taking the rest senior year)
Sat: 1410 (kinda low. I'm bad at standardized tests
Only took one subject SAT and it was for Chem. Got a 760.
HS Swim (Varsity all 4 years. Went to state)
Club Swim (8 years)
HOSA (its a health/science related club). Officer (treasurer role) in senior year. Won 1st at state in a group event and placed like 12th at nationals (out of 90 teams).
CIA (Its a solar panel building club which is entirely volunteering. We build solar panels for homeless people who reside in temporary encampments. We also built panels for a community in Tijuana, Mexico and our adviser went there to install them over the summer.) - around 60 hours
AP Scholar with Distinction
I would give my college essay a 9/10. Spent a butt load of time and I asked my junior English teacher to read over it and give me feedback.
I assume my recommendations should be pretty good. Asked 2 of my favorite teachers: AP Chem and APUSH. No college visits unfortunately because of lower income.
Thanks again for reading through this and I appreciate any feedback!