Asian male, not in trouble financially (unhooked)
GPA: 3.67 (did not put in as much effort freshman year, strong upward trend).
ACT Score: 32 (took this June with absolutely no prep, planning on taking it again in September, and maybe October. Goal is 34+)
Class Rank: School technically doesn’t rank, but I think I’m at least top 15-20%, not excellent
School Difficulty: Private School, one of the top 5 schools in the state of Nebraska
AP Classes: AP US History (5), AP English Language and Comp (5), AP Human Geography (5), AP Chinese, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP US Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Calculus AB (ones without scores is senior year classes)
Assisted with research of the genetic factors associated with acute myeloid leukemia at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Deparment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Very active on my speech and debate team- Team captain this year. This activity usually involves me going to speech and debate tournaments almost every Friday and Saturday from November-March, then national tournaments in May-June. Listed in the NFL All State rankings, qualifier for both the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament and the NSDA National Tournament (Senate) in Congresional Debate, 6th place overall and Outstanding Final Session Presiding Officer of the NSCTA State Congressional Debate Tournament.
Involvement in local government- Served as a comissioner on our city’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, where we worked together on a presentation to the Mayor and many superintendent of major local school districts on what tactics we can use to empower youth and lead them towards regular civic engagement.
Boys’ State- Gubernatorial primary candidate, copy editor for the Boys’ State newspaper, elected to State Legislature (named best legislator of the session)
2014 midterm election season- Volunteered via helping campaign for one of our state’s United States Senate candidates, and got paid for helping campaign for my district’ United States House of Representatives candidate. Wrote multiple published letters to the editor talking about the candidate which I backed and other specific policy issues.
Internships- Planning on seeking one out with my state Americans for Prosperity chapter this year? Also planning on getting in contact with my local state senator to see if I can have the opportunity to work with him.
Unfortunately, did not run for Student Council.
How do my ECs look? With the exception of the UNMC work (since I am still debating on doing premed/medicine), I have tried to craft my ECs to exemplify the fact that I am really politically active and enjoy the subject, and am mainly looking toward a career in business/law, then running for office. However, they do seem kind of weak compared to others I’ve seen on CC (outstanding national awards, etc).
With that in mind, please chance me for:
New York University (Early Decision, so what do you think are my chances for applying ED?)
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
The Ohio State University
University of Southern California
UC San Diego
George Washington University
Pennsylvania State University- University Park
University of Texas-Austin
Southern Methodist University
Creighton University (hopefully safety)
Thank you so much for your help!