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Scea 2017?

LlamaLloverLlamaLlover Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
edited June 2012 in Princeton University
I apologize for this - I know so many people have done it, but I'm super curious...
Might it be worth it to apply SCEA this year?

I copied the format from another post:

SAT I (breakdown): N/A
ACT: 35
SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 World History, 770 French
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 UW/4.5 W
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10% of ~700
AP (place score in parenthesis): Statistics (5), European History (5), Chemistry (5), Microeconomics (5), Macroeconomics (5), World History (5), Waiting on: Biology, Calculus BC, English Lang, English Lit, French, and US History
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: Multivariable Calculus, AP Physics, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, AP World Lit, Independent Study French Literature, Orchestra
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Not much haha... National AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist, Haravard Book Award, "Superior" soloist (violin), etc...

Extracurriculars: Varsity Swimming (Captain, 3-time state champs, section finalist, 4 letters), Math Team (Captain, state runners-up, 3 letters), An extracurricular orchestra (Asst. Concertmaster, 8 years, top orchestra), Chamber Orchestra (Concertmaster, 2 letters), Knowledge Masters (Captain), Quiz Bowl (A Team), Year-round club swimming

Volunteer/Community service: I volunteer at a nursing home playing violin for dementia patients; it's not very many hours; perhaps 40 per year?
Summer Activities: All-State Orchestra, Lifeguard, swimming every morning (6 a.m. wuddup :P), French courses, orchestra camps
Essays: I'm a strong writer.
Teacher Recommendation: They should be very good.
Counselor Rec: Getting a new counselor, but the old one will help write it (and we had a good relationship)

State (if domestic applicant): MN
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Female
Income Bracket: High
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

Thanks for your opinion!!
Post edited by LlamaLlover on

Replies to: Scea 2017?

  • rmldadrmldad Registered User Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    Might it be worth it? Only you can determine this. If Princeton is your first choice, you would be a competitive candidate, with you chances probably better than the average of 7%.
  • rmldadrmldad Registered User Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    It also sounds like you are a strong swimmer. Consider contacting the coach to see if there might be interest in recruiting you. If the coach gets on your side in the adcom, your chances would improve dramatically.
  • LlamaLloverLlamaLlover Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    That's reassuring; thanks for your response. I consider myself to be an average swimmer; I won't be recruited. But fingers crossed for Princeton nonetheless!
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