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Chance me for Emory RD 2024

PurpleLlama066PurpleLlama066 97 replies7 threads Junior Member
Hi everyone, i really appreciate anyone that responds to this. I know no once can predict the actual decision, but any insight would be helpful as I am getting mixed responses.

Location: Southeastern PA, public high school (class of 294 people)
Race/gender: Indian Male
Major: Neuroscience, minor in comp sci (pre-health)

SAT: 1500 (800 M, 700 R/W)
SAT Subject Tests: Will take Bio M, Math 2, and Chem in August.
Unweighted GPA: Around 3.97 (no Bs, all As except 2 A-)
Class Rank/Percentile: 8/294 (top 3%)
Courses/APs: Taken the highest level for all, so far 7 APs: AP Euro (5), AP Psych (5), AP Calc AB (5), AP Lang (5), APUSH (5), AP Physics 1 (4), AP Chemistry (4)
Upcoming course load: AP Physics C, AP Stat, AP Calc BC, AP Gov, AP Lang, AP Bio

Extracurriculars/Summer Activites:
Class Treasurer/Student Government (2 years)
Academic Competition Team (3 years)
Science Olympiad (Co-Captain) (4 years)
Junior Varsity and Varsity Tennis (4 years)
Math Club (Secretary) (4 years)
Club Tennis (6 years)
Piano (6 years)
Summer Biology Research with professor at local small university
Boeing High School Scholars Internship
National Honor Society
Spanish National Honor Society
Volunteering Helping Veterans with Technology at VA: 80+ hours
Volunteering helping students learn math and reading at a Kumon: 90+ hours
9+ Science Olympiad Medals at regional and invitational level (faced some super good nationally ranked teams)
4 years Honor Roll
First Place in local School Coding Competition
AP Scholar With Distinction (school did't let me take more than 2 APs until junior year)

Other interested schools (opinions on these would be helpful too thanks!) : Pitt, Penn State, UMD, Drexel, Boston U, Emory, UVa, University of Michigan, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Northeastern, UCLA , University of Rochester, Wake Forest (maybe), Northwestern

PS: Thank you for taking the time out to respond, any insight on how to strengthen my application/chancing would be greatly appreciated, thanks !!!!
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  • NghiaTrinhNghiaTrinh 1 replies1 threads New Member
    I am also applying for 2024. For me, your application file looks great, compared to mine. If you are not sure on RD, try ED, it is a good risk. (my best advice).
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29934 replies59 threads Senior Member
    At a 15% composite (ED + RD) accept rate last year, Emory is becoming a reach for just about everyone. Brown , Dartmouth, UCLA , UPenn, NW too. BU now at 18% is getting to be a tough admit too though the upper 25% student stay range not as severe.

    Get your state school applications in as early as possible. You’ll be set with those back ups that way. You have a good list of schools and I expect you’ll have some good choices in the spring. Just no telling which ones when looking at those selectively rates
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  • PurpleLlama066PurpleLlama066 97 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I appreciate that, thank you!
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  • PurpleLlama066PurpleLlama066 97 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately probably won't do ed because I have siblings who are going to college soon as well and possibly want to go the med school/grad school so I need to save money, thanks tho!
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  • jmmorehjmmoreh 3 replies0 threads New Member
    If I were you, I would ED to a school at the caliber of Northwestern, and then ED II to Emory, if that is a viable plan. Know, though, that no matter where you apply, it is insanely difficult to gauge if they will except you or not just based off of how crazy admissions is now. I got into Emory Class of 2023 RD. I think you can get into Emory RD, but ED is really a great way to up your chances. Best of luck this year!
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  • ljberkowljberkow 643 replies5 threads Member
    When money is an issue and you know you want grad school, those better state flagships get very appealing, as do offers for grants and other scholarships.
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  • Techno13Techno13 313 replies11 threads Member
    If you are not considering ED due to cost does that imply you're hoping for merit aid? Most of the schools you list do not offer merit aid.
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  • PurpleLlama066PurpleLlama066 97 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the advice guys, I really appreciate it. Techno13, I just don't want to ED because I don't want to be in a contract where I pay full tuition. I have updated my list a little have like 5-6 schools that should give me money (Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Drexel, UMD)
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  • swimmomofficialswimmomofficial 25 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Anyone else apply RD? My D applied RD
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  • CheeringsectionCheeringsection 2632 replies82 threads Senior Member
    Mine applied RD as well. 4/1 seems really far away!
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  • PurpleLlama066PurpleLlama066 97 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I applied RD, did you guys apply before Nov 15 for Emory Scholars as well?
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  • CheeringsectionCheeringsection 2632 replies82 threads Senior Member
    Yes, @PurpleLlama066 DD applied for scholars. Seems odd that she may hear about that before RDs come out. Is that what you understood about how it works as well?
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  • collegemom9collegemom9 819 replies30 threads Member
    @Cheeringsection Yes you’ll hear before RD decisions come out. So there are one of 3 possible outcomes: 1) Rejected from scholars with no decision on RD yet 2) rejected from scholars but early acceptance for RD or 3) accepted to scholars and accepted to Emory/Oxford.
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  • swimmomofficialswimmomofficial 25 replies3 threads Junior Member
    That is interesting. My D applied to scholars too, but I didn't realize they would hear from them first
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