Chance for school, scholarship, and bacc/md?

<p>*Gender: M, Ethnicity: Indian
Location: CA *
College Class Year: 2013
High School: Public</p>

<p>** Academics: **</p>

<p>*GPA - Unweighted: 4.00 *
GPA - Weighted: 4.27
Class Rank: 1
Class Size: 642</p>

<p>*AP Courses: *</p>

<p>AP Physics B, AP Calculus BC, AP US History, AP English Language (11th grade)</p>

<p>AP Stats, AP Chem, AP Bio, AP English Literature, AP US Gov, AP macroeconomics (12th grade)</p>

<p>** Scores: **</p>

<p>SAT I Math: 800
SAT I Critical Reading: 710
SAT I Writing: 800
SAT I Composite: *2310 *</p>

<p>SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): ** 800 **
SAT II Physics: ** 790 **</p>

<p>AP Calculus BC: 5 (5 AB Sub)
AP Physics B: 5
AP English Language: 4
AP US History: 4</p>

<p>** EC'S **</p>

<p>*Hospital Volunteer, Board Member and Trainer (10-12)
ALS Awareness Club Commisioner of Publicity (11-12)</p>

<p>Math and Science Tutor (9-12)
Engineering Club Founder and President (12)
Lab work at City of Hope (12)</p>

<p>Youth and Government club Treasurer (11-12)
CA Boys' State 2008 elected to state position
Poll Worker in General Election (12)</p>

<p>Basketball Camp Counselor
Basketball and Soccer Assistant youth league coach (9-12)
High school basketball (9-12, varsity 12th, jv captain 11th) *</p>

<p>** HONORS: **
Collegeboard AP Scholar w/ Honor
National Merit Commended
Academic Letter
California Scholarship Federation
National Honor Society</p>

<p>Recs: decent
Essay: average</p>

<p>thanks!! =]</p>

<p>Major: ** Biomedical Engineering **</p>

<p>If you could give me a chance for:

-merit scholarships and what kind
- bacc/md program ***</p>

<p>Good luck to all those trying to get in!!
Thank you!! *=] *</p>

<p>Your chances are very good for admission.</p>

<p>Don't know about scholarships or bacc/md program but you get extra points for knowing how to bold and italicize and making a very neat, easy-to-read chances thread. :)</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>hahahaha thanks! I recently learned how to ** bold ** and * italicize * and i love it! i was just having some fun</p>

<p>Bacc/Med is very selective. However you have the three Science APs, Calc BC and terrific SAT scores. So I think you might have a good chance to be invited to interview. But it will depend on how you presented yourself in the Bacc/Med app, your essays, whether you come across as very much wanting to study medicine and whether you appear to have well rounded interests too ( they like applicants to have interests outside of medicine as well,...interesting students). It looks like you do, given your ECs, so best of luck!</p>

<p>If SC is your first choice university, be sure to note that on the application.</p>

<p>You might wish to correct the spelling of commissioner before the application is sent to the admissions office.</p>

<p>As long as you don't come across as using SC for a safety, I think you would have a good chance at being invited to interview for a Presidential or Trustee scholarship. I don't have enough data to truly know what prompts such an invitation, but you have great numbers and a nice range of EC's. It could help to request an admissions interview, and be sure to let your personality come through in the essays. Good luck!</p>

<p>I see that they like well rounded applicants. That said, could i write about science and engineering work as a passion for the USC undergrad essay? or should i write about something academically neutral, like sports or traveling???</p>

<p>Your stats look excellent. My only suggestion is to explain your hospital volunteer work and lab work--how do these activities relate to your interest in medicine? Which areas of medicine did you do work in?</p>

<p>oh USC is definitely NOT a 'safety' for me. I would ** LOVE ** to attend! </p>

is there any way I can show USC I'm definitely interested, if I've already submitted ??? :/
and the interviews were all filled when I tried ... :(</p>

<p>GeorgiaGirl, I made sure I spelled Commissioner correctly, thanks!</p>

<p>mdcissp, I did talk about my hospital and lab work. At the hospital, I have two jobs. One is to speak with patients to make their stay comfortable and second, I am a 'candy striper' I guess, even though I would prefer not to call it that hahaha. At the lab, I am learning techniques and utilizing the lab to sequence DNA, ultimately using it for cancer research when I am more experienced (right now I'm learning basics)</p>

<p>Thanks to everyone who has responded!!! =]</p>

<p>It's hard to figure out what expressions of interest could make a difference - possibly none, so I wouldn't worry about that too much. SC is not known as a school that tracks interest, but I was encouraging you to sound sincerely interested in your application. You probably did that just fine. If you want to do more, you could figure out the name of your regional admissions officer and send her a note or email saying that you were unable to schedule an interview, but wanted to let him/her know that SC is at the top of your college list.</p>

<p>stueydue, I don't think USC really engages in the so called "Tufts syndrome". My D knows a number of applicants from last year with high stats and impressive ECs who were offered admission, and in a few cases were invited to interview for scholarships, though some chose other universities. Plus there are many at USC, particularly in the TO program, who have high stats. If anything, I'd be inclined to believe USC would be interested in attracting you, and I agree with FauxNom that you may have a good chance in being considered for Trustee or Presidential. In any case, you will be eligible for the Thematic Option Program if that interests you.
If it would make you feel better, you could fax Admissions with an inquiry of whether there are any interview cancellations (they do occur), with the mention that your interest in USC is high.</p>

<p>I suggest that you think about the people skills you are learning as a Candy Striper hospital volunteer. Showing genuine interest and compassion for others in medical need, experience with a particular age group (ex. did you work with pediatrics or elderly) could lend itself to going into pediatrics or geriatric medicine, or whatever specific things you did in your hospital volunteer should help you express specific interest in medicine. On the other hand, if you enjoy lab work-cancer research, this might also be more of your passion in medicine. I suggest you think about your specific work and how that experience can demonstrate your enthusiasm for the pre-med program. Hope this helps.</p>

<p>You have a very good shot at admissions. However, no clue on the other 2, but hopefully someone here has given you an answer you're satisfied with :)</p>

<p>being indian prob hurts u for the ba/md program</p>