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Chance me for Stony Brook Honors, please?

AspiringAchieverAspiringAchiever Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
edited December 2012 in SUNY at Stony Brook
Please chance me for Stony Brook Honors College, Cornell CALS, Bowdoin, University of Virginia and Amherst?

State- New York
Bangladeshi Male, didn't indicate ethnicity on Common App
School- small public high school.
Intended Major- Biological Sciences (wrote my CALS Supplement on it)
GPA- 4.0 on 4.0 scale, and >97.5 on 100 scale unweighted. Weighted would be >107
SAT- 2150/2400, 1350/1600 (680 Math, 670 Critical Reading, 800 Writing). I know it's bad for the Honors College, but I retook it this November and hopefully will do better. As it stands, though, I'm in their average score range.
SAT Subject Tests- 710 Literature, 780 US History, 790 Chemistry, 720 Bio E, took Math 2 today and predict high 750+
ACT- didn't take.
Rank- 2/370

Courses Taken:
AP Bio (4)
AP Physics B (4)
AP Statistics (4)
AP World History (5)
AP European History (5)
AP Literature (5)
AP Chemistry (5)
AP US History (5)
AP Psychology (5)
Every other course was honors

Senior Year Courses:
AP Physics C
AP English Language
AP Macroeconomics
AP Calc BC
Self-studying AP Comparative Government

Science Olympiad 9-12, President and Captain (12), Treasurer (11)
Mock Trial 9-12, Captain (12)
Mathletes 9-12, President (12), Secretary (11)
Quiz Bowl 11-12, Vice President (12)
Writers Club 10-12, Editor (11)
Drama Club 10-12
Debate Club 9-10, Vice President (it's defunct now)
NHS 11-12
Foreign Language Honor Society 10-12
Musical 10

Community Service- In school and out of school
Tutored a girl to get Mastery on a Regents exam, she did
Vocal Performer at Graduation 9-10
Clothing Drive for needy family 9 as part of Mock Trial
Car Washes to raise funds for Mock Trial
Vocal Performer at World AIDS Day 9-10, Spoken Word Performer 11
Gave orientation speeches to incoming freshmen 10
Tutored a kid in chemistry last year, outside of school obligations
Wrote letters to Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, Peter King, and Steve Israel urging them to raise genocide awareness
Peer Facilitation Program- spent lunch periods with kids who need help developing social skills
Assistant to Professor at Hofstra University (dad)- help record grades, alphabetizing, basic office work
Mentor + tutor three kids in academics and social skills every Saturday
Youth leader at local mosque, been going there every Saturday since 1st grade, I help organize charity events, set up tables and stuff for events such as fundraising dinners, helped organize an interfaith 9/11 memorial program in 2011. Volunteer 8+ hours a week, over 40 weeks per year, since 6th grade (active volunteering).


Won silver medal at NY Olympiada of Spoken Russian in 2010 and 2012, won gold medal and first place in 2011, silver in 2012, bronze in 2010
Poetry Out Loud- school winner 2012, advanced to regionals but lost, school finalist 2011
Math League- 3rd place in school 2012
Student of the Month twice
Won multiple Principal's Awards, mostly in math and science
Won five 1st place, one second place trophy in mosque's annual speech competition from 2007-2012, advanced to 2011 and 2012 Interstate Speech competition but lost
Won 1st place, three 2nd place, three 3rd place trophies in mosque's annual Quranic recitation contest from 2003-2012
Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest 2012- global semifinalist, won $50
I conducted a psychological study last year on simulation video games for Intel, but didn't get past the first round, my school isn't too well connected to research opportunities.

Essays- Common App one is good, about my identity crises and how I became a better Muslim, Stony Brook Honors Supplement is the same as my Common App essay, Cornell Supplement is good, wrote about how helping my mom study for the USMLE instilled a desire in me to enter medicine. One of my teachers from last year, a Cornell grad, read them and she said both were great.
Recs- counselor's one will be good, got one from principal, the two academic ones are from my AP Physics B and AP Calc BC/Precalc Honors Teacher, will probably be good.

My grandfather attended one of Cornell's graduate schools (I think it was Law, I need to check) as an international from Bangladesh. I hope it helps me a bit.

Please chance me for Stony Honors, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Virginia, Bowdoin, and Amherst?
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