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joshh34joshh34 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited July 2008 in Northwestern University
Asian American living abroad in Hong Kong
Freshman/Soph year British GCSE examinations. Graded from 1 - 7, 7 being the highest: English 7, Math 7, Co-science 7, Music 7, Chinese 7, Economics 5
IB Diploma, predicted 40/42 (before TOK and EE)
No class rank
SAT: 2200 (750M / 730CR / 720W)
SATII: MathII 780, Chinese 790, Literature 730

ECs:
Taekwondo - black belt (since 13), assistant teacher, official examiner for ***HK (Hong Kong offical Taekwondo federation)
Church – youth leader, worship team/leader, bible study leader
Varsity Soccer – 2 years
Varsity Tennis – 2 years
Tutoring at local community center - 2 years
Piano - ABRSM grade 8

Employment:
Summer before senior year: Working at Marriot Hotel (restaurant and housekeeping)
Summer before junior year: Working at Ben & Jerry’s

Others:
(Co)Organized a breast cancer charity concert that raised over $60,000 (and awareness!!)
Spent summer before sophomore year volunteering in Cambodia. I drank some kind of infected water or something and was diagnosed with hepatitis, spent a month in the hospital (I'm fine now). Sap story that I might use for app essay?
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Replies to: Chances?

  • arbiter213arbiter213 Registered User Posts: 3,572 Senior Member
    Ehh, be wary of the sap story unless it's really good.

    Good chances though!
  • joshh34joshh34 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Can I consider Northwestern a match, or is it still a reach?
  • hktkhktk Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    Getting into any school of Northwestern's stature is a tricky matter - no matter how qualified you are on paper. It would appear that you have a good chance, but you had better have back-up plans just in case. Calling it a "match" might lead to over-confidence. Neither one of my daughters got into her first choice school despite appearing to have a good chance in each case.
  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,099 Senior Member
    You are a strong candidate. That being said, the others are correct in noting that nothing is certain because there are too many strong candidates to admit.
  • chubeebochubeebo Registered User Posts: 489 Member
    i would say it's still a reach, but you are a solid candidate, josh.
  • Christian2Christian2 Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    You are a strong candidate and have a very good chance.
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