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Chance Me: Emory Uni (or Rice but stretch)

kvkselkvksel Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
Ok so I just want to see if my goals are achievable...
Sidenote: AICE is a new program from Cambridge international that can award college credits much like AP at many universities around the US (such as University of Florida). It is weighted the same as an AP and has the same difficulty with an exam at the end of the year as well. It counts as a college credit class. The exams are graded a-e with a being highest and e being lowest but still passing. For A levels (second years) the grading is A-E with A being the highest and E lowest at passing (A level is a capitalized score)

Rice was my top school however I do not see my stats as competitive because of my scores-Emory is still a slight stretch but I genuinely am in love with what they offer!

Gender: Female
Income: Upper middle class (yay no scholarships or aid :( )
Race: White (both parents are immigrants from turkey)
I am fully fluent in Turkish...reading writing speaking!
Location: South Florida
HS: Public but very very competitive
Rank: 15/900 but it will drop because of the first B I just got.

I have received my AICE diploma which granted me Florida bright futures

Freshman Year
AICE General Paper (a)
AICE Global Perspectives (b)
AP CapstoneSeminar (4)
AICE Thinking Skills (a)
Spanish 1
Geometry Honors
AICE Marine (b)
AP Environmental (4)

Sophomore Year
AICE English (d)
Algebra 2 Honors
AICE International History (e)
AP Biology (4)
AICE Biology (d)
AP Capstone Research (4)
AICE Global Perspectives A Level (A)
Spanish 2

Junior Year (no scores yet because still in this year)
AP English Comp
AICE Math (I got a B first quarter...this class will be my first B in high school dropping my GPA) (AICE math is the AICE version of AP Calc with a little bit of pre calc...tough because I never took precalc)
AP 2D Art (photo)
AICE US history
AP Human Geography
AP Statistics
AP Psychology

Next year I am planning on taking
AP Lit
AP Calc AB
AP Government
AP Micro
AP Art History
AP Physics or dual enroll in chem
Maybe AICE sociology ?? Idk this is a next year problem!!

I had AP chem but the teacher was so so bad so I had to switch the class for stats...I will either take AP physics next year or dual enroll at Florida Atlantic Uni in chem (or both)! Def wanna take chem before I graduate

This is the embarrassing part: I have gotten a 25 on my ACT and a 1150 on my SAT without studying but I was genuinely so sad because I am decently smart...I guess I can't take standardized tests for the life of me...I will try to get them up (I have to)

GPA 4.0 however after this semester it'll be a 3.9-3.98ish?? (darn aice math)
Weighted 5.4 ish (5.3-5.6 range)
SAT Subject Test
Bio: 730

Class officer of Key Club Freshman year
Secretary of Key Club end of sophomore and all through Junior year
Heavily involved with the Key Club International board and am actually waiting to see if I got the committee position I applied for...
I have volunteered in the local ER and Trauma Bay for the last year and will continue to do so-incredible experience...I am actually sitting in scrub pants as I type this (it is hands down one of my favorite activities...I cannot express how much I love what I do) I can go on and on with stories and amazing experiences with doctors and nurses
In NHS, NEHS, NAHS, AOA HS (medical)
Secretary of Ted Talk club and attend a lot of public speaking seminars (and have attended Ted X events !! love em)
Treasurer of National Art Honor
Running for secretary of National English and am hoping to win next week
I am on the schools science olympiad team

Cool stuff I can talk about ?? Random info??

I have scrubbed in on surgeries oversees and worked with orthopedic manufacturing companies (amazing experience)
this summer I will be working full time in an OR
I am trying to get some researchers to pick up some genetic research I have been writing for a couple years
I am planning on starting a non profit to fund for a couple projects I have in mind
I will be running for lieutenant governor of my division in key club this year!

-these I will not include on my application however I am the treasurer of ultimate frisbee and secretary of neuroscience club

I have a huge love for Emory because of its location in atlanta and the hospital and all!!!!!

Thank youuuuu

Replies to: Chance Me: Emory Uni (or Rice but stretch)

  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 277 Junior Member
    If Rice is truly your top choice. Go for it. The regrets will haunt you, you still have time to retake those tests. Besides Emory is a High Reach for you along with Rice, soupy minus well go with the one you prefer.
  • Houston1021Houston1021 Forum Champion Rice Posts: 863 Forum Champion
    You should do some intensive test prep and try to pull up your scores. Khan Academy is free online or you can go to a place like Testmasters if you need structure. Some schools (not Emory or Rice) are now test optional.
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