Hi there! I am an applicant from Alberta, Canada. I was wondering if you can chance me for Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, UChicago, and Northwestern?
My school runs a grade scale:
I am Asian (Indian). I applied to global/public health.
For my GPA, my case is kind of different. For example, I got an 81 in grade 10 English, but my teacher stated in his recommendation that I finished at the top of the curriculum and was his best student in all his years of teaching that he has come across. Same with grade 11 chemistry, in which I got a 98. At my school, it is pretty rough in terms of GPA.
I took max rigor at school (2 AP’s). To compensate, I took 3 senior-level classes in my junior year and I am taking applied ecology at my local university.
I’d like to think that my essays were quite amazing.
Extracurricular’s were strong (started online business 17k+ revenue, head volunteer at many tutoring facilities, work with special needs children at daycare fundraised thousands, internships as the director in which I was leading people 10 years older than me, created advertisements which got over 200k views, leader for medical clubs at my school, Taekwondo I placed third provincially, published author, worked with Make A Difference to fundraise in India and to provide an education to underprivileged communities, captain of the soccer team at school, etc.
Teacher letters of rec said I was the best student they had ever come across in all their years of teaching over 5000 students.
Employer’s letter of rec was really really really good. Peer rec was strong for Dartmouth but not sure if they even read it although they highly recommend it.
I did not apply for financial aid.
My interview with Columbia went good, and my interview with Dartmouth went amazing.
I’m concerned that I won’t get past the first round of applicants due to my GPA. For grades 10, 11, and 12 English, I got 81, 80, and 90 respectively. For Math, it was 90, 90, 95. For the different sciences, I had 88, 95, 94, 98. For my other courses, it was a mix of low to high 90s. By the way, high school starts in grade 10 in Alberta. By the way, I was rejected from ED 2 at JHU.
Please be brutally honest. Thanks!