I’m applying as a Junior transfer to a bunch of schools: Harvard, Princeton, Columbia College, UT Austin, UPenn, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, BU, BC, Notre Dame, NEU, NYU, and UF.
Current School: Lake-Sumter State College (Community College, was only realistic option at the time because of money + taking care of family)
High School: Bergen County Academies (Is considered a top high school in the country but idk if that matters)
Race: White (Child of immigrants but idk if that really helps)
Home state: Florida
SAT/ACT: Not submitting except for MIT, which requires it (Taking on March 11th, predicting 1450+)
High School GPA: 3.1 (Will explain later)
Class rank (H.S.): n/a
College GPA: 3.81/4.00
High School ECs: DECA (competed nationally), President of Relay for Life Club, Captain of Cross Country Team Senior Year, National Spanish Honor Society, and a TON of part-time jobs (tutoring, landscaping, deckhand, cashier, tech repair, and maybe 3 others)
College ECs: Founder/President of Relay for Life Club, Phi Theta Kappa Member, Interned with Microsoft over the summer and won 2 awards in a hackathon competition to make a product and pitch to Microsoft Executives, a bunch of similar part-time jobs (tutoring, landscaping, deckhand, cashier, tech repair, etc.), created my own small tech repair shop on eBay, and joined a local company where I (basically) single-handedly brought them from brick-and-mortar to a complete digital storefront, making yearly revenue from when I started in 2020 from 200-250k to nearly $20 million as of December 2022.
Intended Major: Economics (With specialization in entrepreneurship if possible)
Academics: Made President’s List Fall 2022 and have all A’s this semester (will send Mid-Term Report)
Hooks: Throughout all of high school until today, both of my parents have been battling breast cancer and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, forcing me to pick up a bunch of jobs to help pay bills, treatments, food, etc. Also was the primary caretaker of my parents from sophomore year of high school to about 9 months ago (
Potential Problems: In Spring 2022, I withdrew 4 classes because of rising medical bill costs for my parents treatments, forcing me to pick up more part-time jobs in the area, but idk if that would be a good reason to explain 4 withdrawals, which I’m pretty sure is a ton.
LOR: Teacher 1: 7/10; Teacher 2: 7/10; Microsoft Employee 1: 8/10; Microsoft Employee 2: 9/10; Employer at company: 15/10
Essays: I’m fairly confident in my essays, as I think I explained my growth from my current situation well so 8-9/10.
I wanted a chance me because idk if I’m coping too hard that I can get into these schools, even with a bunch of quality EC’s but not a quantity of them.
Thanks in advance!