<p>Hi guys, </p>
<p>I'm an international student (from India) and I got a rather low 2190 in the SAT...
CR: 730 M: 760 W: 700(9)....Very unhappy with writing score :(
(I've always wondered how you guys in the US manage to get full in CR, especially as my English is not any worse than yours, and i'm not dumb either.......)</p>
<p>I'm gonna be applying for financial aid(need-based).</p>
<p>I will be taking the SAT 2 in October, so no time for giving the SAT again. I'll be taking Maths-II, Chemistry and Biology.
I'm confident I'll score 750+, probably 800 in all of them.</p>
<p>GPA:9.8 out of 10(in grade 11th, the only public standard exam)
Other academic performance is also excellent, top 5% in school, outstanding academic performance awards in almost all my years etc.</p>
<p>EC's are good.
The thing is, I tend to do stuff which interests me (like building robots, folding@home, other stuff) which generally don't get me any awards....</p>
<p>Please give me your opinion as to what my CHANCES are of getting in to Yale, and even the other Ivies and Duke/Rice/CalTech.
BTW, Will applying for ED help in any way?</p>
<p>Thanks in advance.</p>