A Chance Of A Lifetime :))

<p>Asian Male
Senior
CA Public HS</p>

<p>Academics</p>

<p>GPA: 4.35 w / 3.70 uw
UC GPA: 4.05
Rank: Top 5% (40/745)
ACT: 30
SAT II: 770 USH/ 700 Lit / 570 Chem
APs: USH (5) Lang (5) Human Geo (5) US Gov (4) Environmental (4) Psych (5) Euro (5) Chem (1)</p>

<p>Extra-Curricular</p>

<p>FBLA (President)
- I manage training for competitions, community service projects, and raising money for the school and club.</p>

<p>BLANK Organic Farm (Co-Founder) note: need to keep name private
- Located in southeast Asia in my homecountry, I work from the U.S. and coordinate with my partner on the field. I send him organic seeds and discuss methods on increasing efficiency and keeping it all-natural. I visited this summer and assisted in harvesting, irrigation, and creating our organic fertlilizers. We use vermi casting. We sell our produce to large supermarket chains and to local sellers.</p>

<p>BLANK.com (Founder)
- I help about 500,000 workers (and growing) in my home country find jobs. It has been featured in local, national, and international media. The organization has intentions of expanding its services to other countries.</p>

<p>Awards</p>

<ul>
<li>AP Scholar w/ distinction ( I self-studied AP Environmental to basically improve my knowledge for farming. I self-studied AP Gov because I just became an American and should know how this country works.) </li>
<li>(FBLA)Numerous awards on regional and state level</li>
<li>1st place in business competition where I designed an iPhone app for an amusement park, it was featured on techcrunch (popular silicon valley start-up blog).</li>
<li>Runner-up in business competition where I worked for a local steel-manufacturing company and designed an e-commerce capability so that they can increase revenues.</li>
</ul>

<p>Work Experience</p>

<ul>
<li>Intern at an Investment office in my home country. I designed the local government's website. I also handled paperwork for foreign investors and did consulting for local businesses. I got a great rec from the department head.</li>
</ul>

<p>About Me</p>

<p>I am a dual citizen, I speak five languages (including English) most of it acquired from my home country. My mom makes 70k a year, my dad is unemployed.</p>

<p>Other stuff</p>

<p>Teacher rec: average and average
Counselor rec: we have 745 kids, should be generic
Additional rec: read this one, this one is crazy. I don't know how much weight is given to this though.
Essays: I think I'm a competent writer, I'm going to elaborate on my unique background and the experiences that set me apart.</p>

<p>Improvement?</p>

<p>Grade 10</p>

<p>AP Euro - A/A
H Alg. 2 - C/B
H Chem - B/B
H English - A/A
Spanish II - B/A</p>

<p>Grade 11</p>

<p>AP Lang - A/A
AP US - A/A
H Physio - A/A
Pre-Calc - A/A
Spanish III - A/A
AP Psych - B (one semester)</p>

<p>Grade 12 schedule</p>

<p>AP Lit
Hon Econ/AP Gov
AP Physics
AP Calc A/B
AP Spanish
AP Art History</p>

<p>Things I can improve/control</p>

<ul>
<li>1st Semester Senior Year; if I can continue my improvement, let's say securing straight A's it can increase my GPA and Rank. I don't know how much good it will do though, but I'll just try my best :)</li>
<li>Standardized Test Scores</li>
<li>Essays</li>
</ul>

<p>Colleges I am applying to</p>

<p>UCLA
UC Berkeley
UCSD
UC Davis
Stanford
Brown
Williams
Middlebury
Boston University
University of Washington</p>

<p>Note: this list is tentative and I will be updating it throughout the year</p>

<p>California Community Colleges! Save money, be happy :) anddd transfer :)</p>

<p>Question, by the time I graduate senior year, I'll have alot of AP's under my belt. If I do decide on going to a community college with the intention of transferring to LA or Berkeley, will they take my AP credits? Will this make it quicker for me to transfer? If I don't get accepted to LA or Berkeley, which I think is highly likely in my case, I'm definitely going to a community college.</p>

<p>If you've made it all the way down, I'd like to thank you for your time. I admit to feeling a little bit of anxiety with the approach of senior year. However, one thing I learned from my past life is that it will all be okay. So my friends, let this year not be full of anxiety, just relax and let things happen :)</p>

<p>Best of luck to you all!</p>

<p>OOPS! WRONG THREAD! Sorry :( someone just delete this</p>