Alright, so now that we’re past the deadlines for most schools, I thought I’d make a final chance me thread on all the schools I’ve applied to.
I’m applying an International Student from Bahrain. I’m an Iranian and German citizen. Not applying for FA.
Schools I’ve applied to (a lot of reaches, but I had enough time to craft my essays): Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UMich, UCSD, UCSB.
SAT I: 2180 (690 M, 760 W and 730 R) (One sitting)
SAT II: Taking Literature and Math I in January. Expect around 700 in each one.
IB: Predicted 43/45 Total (Economics HL 7, History HL 7, English HL 6, Biology SL 7, Maths Studies 7, Arabic Ab Initio 6)
300+ Hours of Community Service (Including self organized trip to India for 3 weeks during summer to volunteer at an autism center, and further volunteering in Chaing Mai, Thailand)
Leader of the Community Service Team at School; organize fundraising initiatives for local charities throughout the year.
Vice-leader/president of School Economics Society.
Member of school soccer team (able to play intercollegiate soccer)
Team leader in Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards (for those of you who know what that is)
Won overall first place at the Japan Karate Association Tournament in Bahrain, 2011.
Member of MUN Organizing Committee (Head of Communications).
- Some other small stuff.
Wrote about the gym - how I used to be severely overweight and managed to turn my life around by working out. Started writing the essay towards the end of September, finished in mid December. A lot of thoughts and emotions went into it, and I think it turned out quite well. 8/10
I personally thought my supplements were quite good - spent a lot of time on each one. Made my passion for community service very clear in all of my apps.
I expect my recommendations are quite good. Got one from my English teacher, one from my History teacher and one from the deputy head teacher/principal. All know me quite well and have good relationships with me. My Dartmouth peer rec was written by a current Brown student who I have a close friendship with.
I speak Farsi, Arabic, English and German. I also received an A in French GCSE in 10th grade, however, I don’t consider myself fluent in the language.
Planning on doing as many interviews as I can.