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Chance me for Princeton SCEA

bigmoodbigmood 32 replies22 threads Junior Member
edited July 10 in Princeton University
I don't want to waste my only early action on something unrealistic. Do I have a shot at Princeton SCEA?
(Some APs are predictions based on practice tests, BTW)

Gender: Female
State: Decently competitive
Major: Economics & Math
School Type: Large competitive public, ~800 in grade
Race/ethnicity: White
Income bracket: upper middle class

SAT I (breakdown): 1530 (m: 800 r+w:730)
SAT II: biology e: 770 math II: 760 (yikes lol)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.72
Rank: No official rank, won award for top 5% GPA though
AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s: APUSH, Lang, Macroecon, Microecon, Calc BC, 4: French
Also taking at local university: 200-level geopolitics course, 300-level finance course, 600 level multivariable calculus course
Senior Year Course Load: AP Comp Sci, AP Lit, AP Euro, AP Bio, AP Gov, Modern Middle Eastern History A, History of Film, Philosophy A
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Rensselaer Medal Award: Awarded by RPI to recognize the country’s best STEM students, only one student from each participating high school receives it (which is cool cause there’s 800 other kids in my grade)

Semi-finalist in national student essay contest, won some $$

2nd place in local essay contest, essay published in literary journal

Some school-wide awards

National French Honor Society

Will qualify for National Merit


Substantial organizing role in Biden Campaign: Can't go into specifics for privacy reasons, but I was the head student organizer for a major metropolitan area. Recruited support, coordinated with state director, planned virtual events. (15 hrs a week May 2020-November 2020)

Local chapter of Students for Joe Biden (Founder): Manage social media, plan events, recruit support, etc. 11-12 (5 hrs a week March 2020-November 2020)

Joe Biden Campaign (Fellow): Basically an unpaid internship, I organized events, recruited support, and coordinated with other organizers at the national level. 11-12 (10 hrs April 2020-November 2020)

Community Initiative (Co-Founder): I helped found a program which connects high school students as pen pals to local senior citizens who are currently isolated in retirement homes. 65 (and counting) students are currently participating in the program 11-12 (4 hrs a week March 2020-now)

-Junior States of America (Co-president): Basically a political discussion club 11-12 (1 hr weekly)

-Math Team (Competitor): I have medalled at the local and regional level, and have qualified for the state competition twice. 9-12 (1 hr weekly)

-Science Olympiad (Treasurer + Varsity Competitor): I have received twelve medals, qualified for state, and was voted MVP of the team. 9-12 (2 hr weekly)

-Scholastic Bowl (Head of Social Media + Varsity Competitor): 11-12 (2 hrs weekly)

-Junior Economic Club (Member): This is a selective regional organization which gives students access to lectures and discussions with leading entrepreneurs and economic scholars. 11-12 (averages 4 hrs monthly)

"Specific reality TV show) Roleplay Game (Volunteer and Marketing Officer): I assist in supervising and publicizing this game, which draws applicants from across the region. Two events have been successfully carried out, with another planned for this summer. 11-12

Summer Activities:
-Selective academic summer program, online this summer (11) :(
-Appalachian backpacking + leadership trip (10)
-Study abroad in France (10)
edited July 10
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  • TigerInWinterTigerInWinter 110 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I think you have a shot. How much of a shot, I don't know, given the level of competition. But why not try, if you're not going to apply somewhere else early decision?

    As I'm sure you're aware, Princeton's SCEA does let you apply early to public universities, so don't refrain from doing that if you've got a good public option. At the very least, having an early acceptance in hand will be a huge relief if Princeton doesn't admit you in December.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 10848 replies588 threads Super Moderator
    Duplicate thread. Closing.
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