Chance me!

<p>User Name: stroodle
Gender: F
Location: St. Charles IL
College Class Year: 2014
High School: Public</p>

<p>Academics:</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 4.88
GPA - Weighted: 5.77
Class Rank: top 5%
have taken 11 honors classes and 10 ap classes byt the end of the year </p>

<p>Scores:
ACT: 29 - i know its horrible im retaking it
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 720 </p>

<p>Extracurriculars:</p>

<p>Significant Extracurriculars:
School Activities
• National Association of Student Councils (National Level Student Council)
 NASC National Conference Delegate: 10, 11
 LEAD Conference in Chicago Delegate: 11
• Illinois Association of Student Councils (State Level Student Council)
 First Vice President: 12
 IASC Convention – Candidate: 11, Recorder Honor Delegate: 10, and Delegate: 9
 Summer Leadership Workshop – Junior Counselor: 10, 11 and Delegate: 9
 Honor Delegate Workshop Chairperson: 12
 Constitution Convention Participant: 12
 Leadership Academy Participant: 11, 12
 Officer Only Workshop Participant: 11, 12
 Advanced Leadership Workshop Participant: 11
• North Central District Student Council (District Level Student Council)
 Treasurer: 11
 Secretary: 10
 Winter Retreat: 10, 11
 Spring Convention: 10
 Workshop Participant – President’s, Parliamentary, Honor Council, and Area I, II, III: 9, 10, 11
• St. Charles North High School Student Council
 Elected Representative: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Executive Board Secretary: 11
 Homecoming Committee Chairperson: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Convention / Workshop Committee Chairperson: 12
 Prom Committee Chairperson: 11
 Sadie’s Hawkins Chairperson: 10
 March of Dimes Walk Chairperson: 9
 Constitution Committee Member: 9, 10, 11, 12
• Key Club – Kiwanis Service Organization</p>

<p> Member: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Statistical Secretary: 11
 Recording Secretary: 10
 Luau Madness Fundraiser (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) Chairperson: 9, 10, 11
 Service in Action (Living Well Cancer Center) Chairperson: 11
 Kiwanis Peanut Sales Volunteer: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Rose Day Sales Volunteer: 11
 Darfur Refugee Fundraiser Volunteer: 9</p>

<p>• American Cancer Society Relay for Life
 Founder of Local Relay for Life Event: 10
 Local Relay for Life Co-Chairperson: 10, 11, 12
• American Cancer Society Chapter of High Schools Against Cancer
 Founder & President: 12
• Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics National Honor Society President: 11, 12
• National Honor Society Member: 11, 12
• Spanish National Honor Society Member: 10, 11
• Stargazer - School Newspaper
 Editor: 12
 Columnist: 9, 10, 11
• St. Charles North Ambassador: 9, 10, 11, 12
• Galaxy Council Representative: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Special Day for Special Kids Volunteer (special needs children): 9, 10, 11
 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Volunteer: 9, 10, 11
• IHSA Leadership Conference – Representative: 11
• District 303 Referendum Canvassing: 11
• Upstate 8 Conference – St. Charles North Representative: 10
• District 303 Community Summit Meetings: 10
• Yearbook Club Member: 9, 10
• Mock Trial Club Member: 9
• Marching Band – Clarinet: 9
• Teacher Assistant: 9, 12
• National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) – Medicine and Healthcare – 10 Days: 10
• Illinois Girls State: 11</p>

<p>Sports
 USFSA Starlights Synchronized Ice Skating Team: 9, 10, 11, 12
 3-Time Gold Medalist
 Team USA (representing U.S. in international competitions): 9, 12
 Cross Country Team: 10,11,12
Tennis: 9
Volunteer/Service Work: Community Service</p>

<p>• Central DuPage Hospital Volunteer: 4 – 7 hours/week for 2 years
• American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Co-Chair: 1 year
• P.A.D.S Homeless Shelter Volunteer: 4 – 10 hours/month for 4 years
• Nursing Home Volunteer: 2 hours/week for 2 years
• Mission Trips (1 Rural & 2 Urban Mission Trips): 7 – 15 day trips
• Carefest Mission Trips: 4 years
• Special Olympics Ice Skating Coach Volunteer: 2 hours/week for 1 year</p>

<p>Honors and Awards:
Community Service Awards
• Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level)
• Athlete Alumni Ambassador Award (3A Award)
• Central DuPage Hospital Volunteer Award
Academic Achievements
• St. Charles North Honor Roll<br>
• AP Scholar with Honors Award (as a Junior)
• National Honor Society
• Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics National Honor Society
• Spanish National Honor Society
• Top 1% of Senior Class
• American University – Global Public Heath Course – 2 college credits (4.0)
• Clemson University – Leadership, Citizenship, and Community Service Course – 3 college credits (4.0)
• Semifinalist for USSYP
• Semifinalist for Coca-Cola Scholarship
• Nominated for Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award
• Illinois State Scholar</p>

<p>Colleges: </p>

<p>Brown
Dartmouh
UPenn
Vanderbilt
Northwestern
Wash U St. Louis
UVA
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
Emory
Duke
Tufts</p>

<p>You have a great shot anywhere you apply!</p>

<p>Dang, I agree. Really impressive resume.</p>

<p>but my test scores are horrible </p>

<p>also things i didnt include im 5th in my class of 541 and will be starting an internship/research project with a med student and dr at northwestern within the next week or so but im not sure if ill start in time to put that in my applications</p>

<p>great job with everything. great stats, ecs, and i'm sure your writings and stuff will be fantastic. why not apply to harvard? haha</p>

<p>again, your test scores are only one part of your application. they'll read through it all and give an overall result =) soo don't worry too much about your test scores. they really arn't that bad.</p>

<p>Brown - reach
Dartmouh - reach
UPenn - low reach
Vanderbilt - match
Northwestern - match
Wash U St. Louis - match/low reach
UVA match
University of Michigan - match
University of Wisconsin - idk...
Emory - match
Duke - match/reach
Tufts - match</p>

<p>i agree with lovebrown except u will get into wisconsin no problem</p>

<p>Very impressive! You have a great great shot! Thank you for chancing me. GL!</p>

<p>I think the Ivies are your only real reaches. the rest are match/high match/low reach</p>

<p>If you have a chance, retake ACTs/SATs but you have a strong application otherwise =D</p>

<p>wow everybody is right you have a great chance anywhere great ec by the way :) good luck</p>

<p>thanks. i know a lot of colleges like to see all the ecs linked together somehow. some of mine dont really make sense if you look at all of them. will this hurt my chances? btw im going to major in chemistry and biology.</p>

<p>Brown - Match
Dartmouh - Match
UPenn - Match
Vanderbilt - in
Northwestern - In
Wash U St. Louis - In/Match
UVA - In/Match
University of Michigan - In
University of Wisconsin - INNN
Emory - Match/In
Duke - Match
Tufts - In</p>

<p>retake all your sats and those matches are almost ins. really really impressive resume.</p>

<p>my SAT2s are math 720 and chemistry 650</p>

<p>my ACT is a 30 now... little better but still not good enough</p>

<p>WOW is all i have to say at that list of extracurriculars. However your test scores don't seem to show you off as much as you might need them to because test scores are used by colleges because they're a easy way to compare people that apply from everywhere. However all your schools look like target schools to me except for brown and upenn.</p>

<p>Everyone has pretty much covered everything - amazing stats but SAT/ACT keeping you down a bit. Still, you have great chances no matter where you apply.</p>

<p>With that said, (as you mentioned) colleges want to see that you are well-rounded but also passionate about certain things. People might disagree but it seems that some of the ECs you did were only to get into a good college and colleges wouldn't like that. I think you should pick the ones that mean the most to you and that interest you the most. Long list is not a good idea. Once again though, great awards, GPA, etc. Good luck!</p>

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<p>so are you suggesting i dont send in a resume then and only highlight the important ones on the common app?</p>

<p>Send in your resume, but make sure you highlight the important ones on your common application.</p>

<p>EC's are nothing but pure joy. But due to the intricacy of the college application process, you'll find that great EC's only represent the potential you have. If you really want to make most of what you have, you REALLY REALLY need to stress these in your essays! </p>

<p>As for your 30 ACT, it is indeed bottom quartile in some of those IVYs. If your chances to retake them are gone, I'd suggest making note somewhere that despite somewhat mediocre (still top 5%) test scores, your other attributes show that you are successful in both school and EC's.</p>

<p>As for chance, I'd say above average applicant to the IVYs, but still reach because of scores.</p>

<p>awesome extracurrics...</p>

<p>Brown - reach
Dartmouh - reach
UPenn - low to middle reach
Vanderbilt - match
Northwestern - high match
Wash U St. Louis - low reach
UVA - match
University of Michigan - match
University of Wisconsin - match
Emory - match
Duke - high match
Tufts - match</p>

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<p>i just found out that I won (finalist and getting 10,000 will find out in early april if i win more money) the coca cola scholarship, a comcast scholarship, and a distiguished finalist for my state for the prudential spirit of community award. will these help my chances greatly enough for me to notify my colleges? should i send them a letter?</p>