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Chance Me/Emory ED 2023

hyxzb23hyxzb23 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited October 2018 in Emory University
Hey people, I'm a senior who's applying in like, um, one and a half month. Just wondering what you guys think my chances are.
Race: Asian....-.-
Gender: Female
GPA: 3.96 UW, 4.45 W(9-12)
Ranking: 14 out of 700
SAT: 1570 superscored from two times
SAT math II: 800
SAT Chem: 780
AP Physics 1, AP Chemistry, APUSH, AP lang, AP Calc AB, AP Chinese
Got 5s for all the APs I've taken.
Currently taking AP Calc BC, AP lit, AP Bio, AP Econ
I also did a four year PLTW biomed program(and got my only 2 Bs in high school there lol)

ECs: I plan to go pre-med, most likely will major in chem

8 weeks Internship (like 25-30hr/week) at Stanford over the summer before senior year in a lab and I'm getting a letter of rec from the professor;

Also interned in another lab at Stanford at the same time but less time commitment

Owns a science blog (pretty small and not popular )

President for Red Cross club: I participated all 4 yrs; took over and restarted club sophomore year; certified first aider at major events; organized free school-wide CPR lessons.

Volunteered at a hospital for three years

Volunteered+shadowed a doctor at a free clinic for 4 yrs

MUN for 4 years and won a couple awards

Work in a restaurant during my senior year for 16 hr/week

Volunteered in a Chinese school for 4 yrs (I'm debating whether I should put it on common app)

I'm getting letters of rec from my AP chem(who likes me a lot) and AP lang teacher(who saw me struggle and still got a 5)
And let's assume my essays are between top and average(I really like my supplementals but my personal statement sounds very serious and I don't know how I feel about it)

I'm worrying about 1. being Asian American, especially as an immigrant 2. I have literally no awards besides MUN.

Replies to: Chance Me/Emory ED 2023

  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 276 Junior Member

    You can post here, if you want more reply's.

    I think you have a good chance, but you biggest problem is coming across like a typical or non enticing per-med, so your essays really matter.
  • hyxzb23hyxzb23 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Great, thank you! I think my supplementals are rather creative and branches out from just premed so they might help a bit:)
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    @hyxzb23 : I am assuming you are RD, so basically cross your fingers if applying to Emory and other elites (More stats sensitive schools no doubt will like you better). I do not think your personal statement being "serious" will be an issue. Also, what state are you from and are you only considering pre-med or are you also interested in chemistry beyond a vehicle to pre-health (maybe research or industry, you know, actually practicing science, because elites like Emory, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, WUSTL, and Hopkins have applicant pools full of "pre-med since I came out of the womb and not really open to much else"....and I am sure it gets boring reading these apps after a while, even the ones who seem the most statistically qualified and have the strongest ECs)? State can matter because some states (like mid-Atlantic, the larger southern states, and California) are highly represented in the applicant pool.

    It is okay to state the interest, just do as you say and quickly branch out from it and perhaps avoid stereotypes about why you are applying to particular schools such as "this school has access to X,Y, and Z non-academic things which are great for pre-healths". I'm sure, like any normal person who gets highered will think: "Well so many US schools have these resources")? Perhaps you could sell that interest (or your lab research if you enjoyed it) and maybe even the blog (does not matter if it is popular more so than the quality of content and writing on it and what that content means to you/indicates you could contribute to the campus conversation and intellectual vitality). Emory is very holistic so for all we know, the adcoms may actually take a look. They even send applications to academic departments now if an applicant seems like a good fit and maybe somewhat on the "border".
  • hyxzb23hyxzb23 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    @bernie12 : Thanks for the advice! I'm from California so very strong competition pool. I def agree that I need to show the admission officers that I have other interests. I'll probably work on writing my supplementals in a non-premed focused way.
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