right arrow
PARENTS4PARENTS is a new initiative aimed at highlighting the vast expertise of our parents community while helping other parents better navigate the college admissions process. aggies1989 is a UC alumnus and parent of two UC college kids. ASK HIM ANYTHING!
GUEST STUDENT OF THE WEEK: fintech3753 is a current student at the Wharton School. Majoring in finance, he is hoping to pursue a career at the intersection of finance and technology. ASK HIM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our August Checklist for HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
As we work to adjust to the current reality, make sure to check out these dedicated COVID-19 resources: our directory of virtual campus tours, our directory of extended deadlines, as well as the list of schools going test optional this fall.

What are my chances of getting in?

rvarg555rvarg555 26 replies2 threads Junior Member
edited July 2019 in Harvard University
So junior year classes were
IB bio,IB psych, AP comp sci principles , TOK, Calc AB, APUSH, AP english comp.
SAT:1510
GPA: 4.9 weighted, top 15 in class
EC: Code club, chess club, medical club, Eagle scout (Was head of troop and now a troop guide for younger scouts), like to code in free time, did a prestigious neuro-science project with mayo clinic. I won nationals in Latin certamen but our team was disbanded after sophomore year by our crazy teacher. Help teach this Taiwanese girl English while she helps teach me with chinese.
Honor Societies; psych (just created) ,science, history, national, chinese
Goal: I want to go into neuro-science , and apply for med school.
*I don't think i will be eligible for that much aid. I'm not rich but colleges don't help much if you are in the middle.
** And what about other Ivies or schools around that level like WashU, am I good enough for them?
*** also should i take IB physics or continue with comp sci? Which is better because i like both and have taken AP physics.
edited July 2019
6 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: What are my chances of getting in?

  • supernovacoachsupernovacoach 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    You better write a good essay
    · Reply · Share
  • rvarg555rvarg555 26 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Oh i completely forgot my AP scores
    At the moment ;
    APWH: 5, Psych: 5, HuG: 5 , Bio: 5, AP CSP: 5, AP CP A: 5, Euro : 5, Calc AB : 4,
    AP Physics 1: 4, English Comp 5 , APUSH: 5
    SAT II: Bio : 800, Math II 800, Latin 800, APUSH: 800 , Physics : 800
    · Reply · Share
  • supernovacoachsupernovacoach 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Maybe Wash U will take you. But without a killer essay and killer interview the very top schools will take a pass.
    · Reply · Share
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 5557 replies93 threads Senior Member
    edited July 2019
    Your stats seem competitive for any school, but what is your unweighted GPA? If your school doesn't calculate it, calculate it yourself.

    I can't chance you but Harvard, the rest of the Ivies and WashU will be reaches for you, as they are for everyone. For WashU you also have to make sure to demonstrate interest.

    Spend adequate time identifying and applying to 4-6 target schools and 1-2 affordable safeties that you would be delighted to attend. It is most likely you will be attending a target or safety school. Good luck.
    edited July 2019
    · Reply · Share
  • HamurtleHamurtle 2740 replies36 threads Senior Member
    Probably better chances at WashU than the Ivies, but make sure there is some focus to your ECs, as they seem scattered and seem more liberal arts/social science related.

    WashU does love their demonstrated interest (visits, interviews).
    · Reply · Share
  • rvarg555rvarg555 26 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Unweighted is a 4.0
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity