<p>SAT Reasoning : 2360 (CR:790 M:800 W:770) (1590 CR+M)
SAT Subject Tests : Lit 720, Math II 800, taking Phy and Chem in October
AP Exams (Independent Study, my school doesn't offer AP courses) :
Calculus BC : 3 :(
Physics C : Mechanics : 4
Physics C : E&M : 4
Environmental Science : 5</p>
<p>CBSE (Indian System) : Grade 9 : 91%
Grade 10 Boards (National) : 96.8 % Grade 10 (School) : 94.4%
Grade 11 : 78.6 % (Physics, Chem, Math and Biotechnology though, and that's the toughest courseload I've ever seen, really)
Grade 12 : Currently averaging an 86%, will hopefully get it up to around 88-90 % in time for my ED application)
Class Rank : 1/3 (there are only two other students with my subject combination) but I'm 1/28 in my section too this year but i was 2nd or 3rd last year. So i gss I'll go with Top 10% in science sections or Top 5 % in my entire grade. </p>
<p>Btw I shifted schools after Grade 10. Came back to my old alma mater/school, seeing as I haven't graduated, in Delhi.</p>
<p>ECs/Volunteer/Work Experience/Academic Qualifications :
Quizzing (Bunch of certs),
Electronic Keyboard (Performed in school bleh :/ plus Trinity College, Oxford Grade 4 this year, got a distinction on the grade 2 exam),
Taekwondo (will get a green-one by ED time, plus a South Delhi district tourney hopefully), Environmental Club at school + worked with a couple of NGOs and i'm really interested in 'going green' so...,
ARSSDC (Space Settlement Design Competition) (Grade 11, not sure of whether I'll do it again this year) Really interesting + Engineering experience + Asian finals
N.I.M Adventure Course : Mountaineering course, 15 days, what can i say?? Bliss. Plus it's graded and I got top grades and it's a really reputed institution or so they say.
Learned the guitar by myself?? (Summer activity :P)</p>
<p>100 hours of volunteer work at the National Zoological Park with the vet.
Have worked with my school in their program for aiding underprivileged children. Also went on a school trip, albeit it was organised by an NGO, to rural areas in the country and worked with the villagers there.
Oh yeah and peer tutoring too. Physics mainly. But a bit of math and chem too. I don't know whether to mention this because any guy with an 80+ in grade 12 could be a peer tutor (in CBSE) but I spent time on this so I guess I will.</p>
<p>UNSW International Assessment for Indian Schools - Grades 9 and 10 - High Distinction in Math, English, Science and Computer Skills
IMO (Math Olympiad) - Grade 11 - All India Rank 103
NSO (Science Olympiad) - Grade 11 - All India Rank 306
International English Olympiad (It ain't really international, just for Indian schools) - International/All India Rank 1 (Hell yeah! )
Plus I don't know whether I can include this but I got certificates in my school for topping/2nd/3rd in math/english/french in grade 10??
And AP Scholar with Honor for what it's worth (I haven't received the award yet but my scores match the requirements)</p>
<p>Intended Major : Mechanical Eng. with minors in aerospace eng and env eng./env. science.</p>
<p>Oh yeah and a VERY important part of my application : Financial aid, loads of it. My EFC came out to be 11,800$ on the Cornell EFC estimator but my parents could pay about 16,000$ a year and that's pushing it. And yeah I'm an international, Indian to be specific :P Cornell has a need-blind admissions policy but still....just mentioning it.</p>
<p>Thanks a bunch :)!!!</p>