Chance me like I've never been chanced before!

<p>Hey there,
I wanted a bit more information on whether or not I might have a shot at WashU. I Absolutely love the business program as well as the University's campus. I will ED it unless it comes down to a money issue. Let me know how I'll do.</p>

<p>Ethnicity: Asian American
Gender: Female
State of Residency: NJ
GPA: 3.8 / 4.5
Rank: top 15% [350 students]
SAT: MA- 700 CR- 610 WR- 630 (Studying hard to improve it to 2200s at least!)<br>
School Rank: 25th in NJ
Desired Major/Minor: Business/Psychology/ [perhaps design]
Rigor: Challenging
I usually take 4/5 of the honors courses that are offered each year.
By the end of senior year, I will have taken
AP Psych, AP Lang, AP Calc AB, AP Bio, Advanced Portfolio Arts
AP Psych - 5</p>

<p>I'm really scared. I got a C+ in Physics Honors, but A's in everything else for the year. Challenge course..even challenging teacher. I'm sure you all know what I mean.</p>

<p>Main School ECs:
Community Service Club [9, 10, 11, 12] – Vice President
Naturally High (Substance abuse prevention/awareness/intervention) [11, 12] – Co - President
Model UN [11, 12]
Spanish Club [11, 12]
Spanish Honors Society [11, 12]
National Honors Society [11, 12]
Transition Leader [12] – Transition is a peer leadership and mentoring program for ninth graders. One hundred thirty-five leaders [picked out from 600 students] worked throughout the year with over 450 ninth graders.</p>

<p>Out- of- school Activities/ Experiences
Multiple art classes -- sculpture, oil, paints, graphite, pastels
-----hoping to have an art portfolio ready
Graduated Chinese School -- Learned to write, read, and speak in contemporary Mandarin.
Stevens’ Exploring Career Options Summer Camp in Engineering and Science [summer ‘08] Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Chinese American Culture Association choir [2 years] NJ
Sung at Jersey Gardens Mall, retirement homes, and dinner parties.
Montclair University Gifted and Talented Camp</p>

Superintendent’s Art Award
Chinese School Intramural- Speech Competition
1st place ( 2009 and 2008)
2nd place (2007 and 2006 and 2005)
3rd place (2004)
Chinese School Artistic Competition
3rd place (2009)
Chinese School’s Writing Competition
3rd place (2009 and 2008)</p>

<p>Employment History
Information Technology [3 years] Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Worked in the Computer Service Center [summer ’06 and ‘07]
Regular maintenance of laptops
Repairing and installing hardware and software
Manager Assistant</p>

<p>Network Technician [summer of ‘08 and '09]
Repair damaged Ethernet ports, troubleshooting, manager's assistant</p>

<p>Self Initiated Cooking Enrichment Program at local elementary school</p>

Cross Country [2006]
Swimmer for Berkeley Aquatics Academy [9, 10]
Chinese Dancing</p>

<p>Community Service
AGAPE: Soup Kitchen [9, 10, 12]
Tutored regularly Community Center
TA for Chinese dancing Institute [11, 12]
Confucius Assembly Dance [10]</p>

<p>Let me know how I can improve. I already know that My SAT is a no no and...well..My Gpa -- It's bittersweet. I had the wrong idea of college and high school until it hit me in the face junior year. I REALLY want to go to a fantastic college. Everyone deserves that. Let me know what you think mY chances are and how I can up myself. </p>

<p>Thanks :]</p>

<p>I think you have a pretty good shot at Olin ED. However, I think business schools tend to put more weight on your math and science grades too, so your physics definitely doesn't help, but your ECs, on the other hand, look great. Just work on improving your SAT score to over 2000, possibly 2100.</p>

<p>Thanks for that. I was afraid someone would ourtright say "No. Just Stop." I'm working really hard this summer to pull up my SAT score though. Do you think I should take the ACT too for WashU? Might it help?</p>

<p>Seems to me like your ECs only pad your app--why did you wait until junior year to madly join everything?</p>

<p>You are not top 10 percent......If your Sat Scores do come out to 2200, there is still a chance you may not get in.....Class Rank is very important to WashU....I think 85 percent of the kids at WashU were top 10 percent.....Do you need financial aid, if you don't you have a better chance of getting in, than those that do, because WashU is not need-blind(if you don't believe me, look through last year's regular decision thread, the majority of the kids who did not apply for FA got in, where as those with comparable stats, who did apply for FA, were waitlisted/rejected).....</p>

<p>Hahahahah oh no! WashU MUST base everything on money issues nowadays... If u really want proof look up the % of students at washU receiving aid. I believe around 60% receive aid with an average package of 20K. And during ED is when the schools should have replenished their financial aid supplies. If you really think all "need blind" universities are truly need blind, think again.</p>