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Chance me for RSI!

bjergerkingbjergerking Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Male junior from Midwest

ACT: 34
English: 32
Math: 34
Science: 36
Reading: 34
Writing: 9
No SAT subject tests as of right now

APs: World(4) USH(5) Lang and comp (4) (Currently taking BC calculus and several IB courses)
GPA: 4.0 UW, 6.2 Weighted (7 point scale)


Significant ECs:
Ross Mathematics program last summer where I studied number theory for 5 weeks in China

Less significant ECs
Quiz bowl varsity player
Mathletes
Built a Smart Mirror by myself (Voice controlled, shows weather and time etc.)

Non-science ECs
Tennis player
Saxophone player (Fairly good, may make all state this year)

I've done little research prior to this, I know that hurts me but I'm currently in the process of doing an EE for IB which is a year long research paper, which for me is about Number Theory.

I know I'm a weak candidate, but my friends from Ross are encouraging me to apply to RSI.

Replies to: Chance me for RSI!

  • MaybeHarvard2022MaybeHarvard2022 Registered User Posts: 300 Junior Member
    You will most likely be rejected, just due to how competitive RSI is. However, you have a good chance. Good luck!
  • tdy123tdy123 Registered User Posts: 330 Member
    edited November 14
    RSI is looking for kids who can be dropped in to a top lab in Boston, work with professional scientists and mathematicians for four weeks, and in that time complete original research worthy winning Intel or Siemens. The selectors are looking for maturity, talent, drive, passion for science and writing ability. Stellar grades and standardized test scores are necessary, but demonstrate only a small part of what they are looking for. The rest comes from your letters of recommendations and what you write on your application.
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