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Chances RD!! :)

swim2daendswim2daend Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
edited June 2009 in Emory University
Jewish White male

South florida

Major: Math

ACT: 31 (29R, 29E, 34M, 30S) essay:10 i no it's not that great

SAT 2s: taking Math 1, Math 2, and Chem in October. I'll probably only send Math 2 and Chem. Been getting 770+ on Math 2 practices and 700+ on Chem practices.

IB Diploma Candidate

Rank: 8/324 as of 5/7/09

GPA UW: 3.9
GPA W: 4.975


Freshmen year:
Pre IB World History B/A
Pre IB Biology A/A
Pre IB French 2 B/A
Journalism 2 A/A
Research I/II (Physics H) A/A
Pre IB English 1 B/B
Precalculus A/A
MAC 2311 Calc 1 A

Sophomore year:
AP Calc AB A/A
Pre IB Chem A/A
AP Stats A/A
Pre IB French 3 A/A
AP US govt/VPS A/A
IB Computer Studies 1 A/A
AP English Lang A/A
AP Art History A/A
MAC 2312 Calc 2 A
ECO 2013 Macroecon A

Junior year:
IB Math Methods 2 SL A/A
IB Computer Studies 2 SL A/A
AP/IB English Lit SL A/A
IB Chem SL A/A
IB American History SL A/A
Research 6/IB TOK A/A
AP Micro A
MAC 2313 Calc 3 A
MAP 2302 Diff Eq A

Senior year:
IB Math HL
Discrete Math/Graph Theory
IB English HL
IB Chem HL
IB French SL - year 2
IB History of the Americas HL (yes 4 HL... what was I thinking lol)


- September ’07- December ‘07 AP Statistics tutor
Reason for leaving: It interfered with extra curricular activities and school work.

- June ’08 – November ’08 Lifeguard
- Group head in Freshmen Class Council: In charge of creating the float, which placed 3rd.
- Sophomore Class Council - Sergeant-at-Arms
- Junior Class council
- Group head in Project Earth- Recycling Program.
- Delegate for Mu Alpha Theta.
- Envirothon Captain
- Treasurer for Leukemia Inspired Fundraising Events (L.I.F.E.) club
- Treasurer for National Honor Society
- Created and President of ACE (Anti-Cheating Effort)
- Big Brother and Big Sister Program participant (10): purpose of program is to motivate potential drug abusers, potential gang members, etc. under the age of 12 to use the alternative path and encourage him or her to be a good student along with an all around good person.
- Varsity Swimmer (9,10,11): accomplishments: qualifier for district and county meets
- Varsity Water polo (10,11)
- Mu Alpha Theta (Math team/honor society) (9,10,11): accomplishments- attended state competition, received top score in the pre-calculus individual round at the state competition, qualified for team round at the state competition.
-Subjects competed in: 9th- Pre-calculus, 10th- Statistics and Calculus, 11th- Calculus
- Volunteer Tutor (Algebra 1 (H), Geometry (H), Algebra 2 (H), Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, Calculus H, AP Statistics, and Statistics H) (10,11)
- French Club (10)
- Project Earth (9,10,11)
- Florida Math League participant (9,10,11)
- AMC 10 participant (9,10)
- AMC 12 participant (11)
- Envirothon (10,11) – Won 5th place overall in 2008.
- Money collector for a school competition- Class that collects the most change in 2 weeks wins. All money went to help poverty in Africa. Sacrificed my lunch period for 2 weeks collecting change. (9)
- Accepted to Law Week 2008 – Selected students were accepted to have a tour of the West Palm Beach court house and learn more about the way trials work.(10)
- Nominated for the National Honor Society (10,11)
- Lifeguard (10,11)
- AP scholar with distinction since 2008- average AP score of 3.5 or higher and have at least 5 AP exams with a score of 3 or higher (10)
- Recruited onto the Palm Beach Community College math team (11). Won 3rd place individually at the State Competition.
- Top singer at Freeform (11) – A local talent show in the county that has been recognized for displaying the most talented performers.
- Princeton Book Award

I have a FANTASTIC rec from my english teacher I had for both freshmen and junior year. I went from getting Bs in her class freshmen year to all As junior year and an A on my IB internal assessment. She is like my best friend and she went to Brown, UVA, and UMichgan.

I went through a lot my junior year. Including finding out about an affair my dad had with many many people, which was an issue even after we found out. he got caught 3 more times after. Also, i almost moved midyear, which caused stress and some how we got called by the Department of child services saying i was getting beaten and I wasn't... It was strange, but more stress. Threat that my brother had cancer. more stress...

FANTASTIC rec from my guidance counselor! I love her!! lol.
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Replies to: Chances RD!! :)

  • slik nikslik nik Registered User Posts: 1,083 Senior Member
    I think you have a great chance at Emory... just make sure you focus on a few extracurriculars in your application and essay. Don't give a laundry list... the laundry list you wrote on this thread looks like you are not committed to any of them (aka you are spreading yourself to thin).

    Also, be sure to demonstrate interest... you can do so by visiting campus, meeting with an admissions rep, going to an information session in your area, or ordering a VideoVisit. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to PM me because I went through the admissions process at Emory this year and almost decided to attend there.

    BTW, you may want to look into applying for the Emory Scholars program.
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