Hi, I am thinking to apply for Harvard.
Here are my stats:
Race : Asian
Gender : Female
Nationality : Japanese
If I get in, I will be the first family member to attend Harvard.
SAT : 1510 (800 math, 710 Reading, No essay)
SAT Physics : 780, Math II : 790
High School : I am in the best public school in my prefecture (=state)
GPA : 3.1/5 in sophomore, 4.0/5 in junior, and 4.8/5 in senior's first semester.
When I got in to my high school, I was not fluent in English at all, which led to low grades.
I scored 100＋ in TOEFL.
I am an IB student, with a predicted grade of 35+/42
I will apply to financial aid.
I took a gold medal in a scientific olympiad, and was chosen in the national team.
I also play an instrument, and I was the finalist of the National Competition of Art and Music.
I was in the first chair in the school orchestra.
I have done many other extracurricular that are, according to my counselor, "stellar" , but I would like to not mention it here, since there are all unique, and I can be easily identified.
I am sure that the teacher's recommendation letter are good : they all like me.
GPA is my weak point while I am proud of myself being the gold medalist in a scientific olympiad.
Do you think they will reject me because of my GPA? Or will they consider the fact that I did really well in the Olympiad??