International living in US- not citizen/prmanent resident- i’m a dreamer- moved here when I was a few months old
Pls be BRUTALLY HONEST!!
Going to keep it vague, but here goes:
Demographics- public high school with a few thousand kids; rural state; suburb high school; Female, Asian; Income range: 150K ish. Gonna apply for aid though.(btw what do you think is a good estimate for how much my efc should be?)
4.0 GPA, 35 ACT, (not going to talk about courses, but I’ve done some 8 AP’s so far- all sciences, a mix of 4 and 5’s)
-biology olympiad: (not gonna say the name) but was named top 5 percent worldwide
-science fair- did some independent research; got 4th place at state science fair; didnt get into ISEF lol
-qualified for this national history competition(one of 2 people in my state)
-several state(1st, 2nd place) scienceolympiad awards; one top 10 national award
-some decent leadership/clubs- science club officer, officer of another club, will be president of a few things next year
-developing this app thing with other kids at my school
-i’m waiting on a bunch of summer programs. Rejected from RSI, TASS, MTSI… But I’m hoping to get into some other ones
-Got into Girls who Code Summer Program- will attend this one
-so Im probably gonna ask my biology teacher from a past year. their letter is average,(i’ve seen it because I applied to programs that wanted me to submit the LOR) but he includes a strong statement “best kid in my decade of teaching” which I’ve heard is looked at favorably by AO’s
-I’m not sure who else to ask; My current biology teacher maybe? Her letter is really long+ paints me in a positive light, but this is her first year of teaching do will it be looked down on?
Essays- Now, I’m not so sure… but i have some ideas about being a dreamer/hardships faced,etc. does this seem too insensitive?
thanks iin advance!!!