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.

Chance Me Princeton, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Harvard, and MIT for 2020 Fall Applications?

peacapitapeacapita 6 replies2 threads New Member
edited July 10 in Princeton University
Chance me for the new application cycle w/o SATs for Princeton, Hopkins, UPenn, Harvard, and MIT?
I haven't taken the SAT due to Covid-19.

AP Calc BC: 5, AP Calc AB Subscore: 5
AP Physics 1: 5
AP Statistics: 5
AP Biology: 4
AP World History: 4
AP Microeconomics: I'm guessing 4 or 5?
AP Macroeconomics: I'm guessing 4 or 5?
SAT Subject Tests: Math 2 (770), Biology M (770)

1. TA for AP Calculus BC class, AP Calculus AB class, and AP Statistics class
2. Research Project for Sports Medicine in ASA, currently in the process of getting published with Harvard's JEI journal
3. MIT Covid19 Hackathon
4. 3 Summers Medical Internship and Volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital: 80+ hours per summer
5. Team USA Figure Skater. Represents team USA internationally as a singles figure skater. International silver medalist. Top 10 in the US, 4x US Nationals competitor, US Eastern Sectionals Champion, 5x US South Atlantic Regionals Champion, etc
(I heard that Princeton tends to favor athletes and their skaters but if anyone has any experience please share :))

Future Medical Leader Award of Excellence by pHD doctor

I am currently waiting to see if I placed top 3 at the ASA competition for my research :)

Homeschooled to accommodate figure skating training and international competition schedule.

I planned on applying to Princeton EA, but since they just took out the EA, I can't decide where to apply early. My top 2 choices are Princeton and Hopkins, but I am a bit hesitant on applying ED to Hopkins as it is binding. I want to major in cellular and molecular biology and eventually go into med school for surgery. Should I ED Hopkins, or should I REA Harvard/MIT and take my chances RD at Princeton, Hopkins and UPenn? Thoughts?

edited July 10
4 replies
Post edited by ccadminkris on
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Chance Me Princeton, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Harvard, and MIT for 2020 Fall Applications?

  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 5523 replies93 threads Senior Member
    edited June 19
    Congratulations on your achievements.

    What is your unweighted GPA, core courses only?

    You will need to check if an SAT or ACT is required, as you were homeschooled....so a score may be required for you even though the school is test optional. Are you registered for an SAT or ACT test?

    With that said, the figure skating thing is impressive, unique, and likely to be looked upon very favorably by AOs. The rest of your ECs are impressive as well.

    Will you be applying for financial aid? If so, what is your budget?
    edited June 19
    · Reply · Share
  • peacapitapeacapita 6 replies2 threads New Member
    My unweighted GPA is 3.97/4.00. The SAT/ACT is not required for me, but I am registered for the August test. I have not decided about financial aid yet!
    · Reply · Share
  • peacapitapeacapita 6 replies2 threads New Member
    Also, is the SAT/ACT requirement based off of the homeschool's law or the university's law?
    · Reply · Share
  • peacapitapeacapita 6 replies2 threads New Member
    I have also been offered a contract for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity