Chance me?

<p>Hiii! I'm a rising senior who would love to attend UPenn. I'm looking for chances from current UPenn students or alum. Thank you!</p>

<p>Oh, and I will be applying to the College of Arts & Sciences.</p>

<p>Race: White
Gender: Female
State: CT
School Type: Public for 9th & 10th, private for 11th & 12th (#60/100 on Ivy feeder list)
Income Bracket: Low-income mother, Upper middle-class father (divorced parents)
Legacy: Not unless my uncle counts
Athlete: No</p>

<p>*All of the below include the courses that I will be taking in my senior year.</p>

<h1>of Honors Courses Taken: 13</h1>

<h1>of AP Courses Taken: 6 or 7</h1>

<p>*Note that the recommended max. of APs/yr at my school is 3. I took 2 and self-studied 2 last year [first year taking APs] and will take 4 or 5 next year.</p>

<h1>of AP Self-Studies: 2</h1>

<h1>of College-Level Electives Taken: 4</h1>

<p>UW GPA: 3.75 (Not including freshman year)
*Is it true that Princeton doesn't look at freshman grades?
Sophomore: 3.5 (B+), Junior: 4.0 (A), Senior: 4.0 (A)</p>

<p>Estimated UW Rank: 12/72
Note that my school does not release rankings so colleges will only know that I fall in the top percentile of my class. (I'm pretty sure..) After the 1st semester of senior year, my rank should improve to #5 or 6/72. </p>

<p>ACT: 34
SAT II: Literature: 800, Biology: 800, Spanish: 780
APs: Chemistry: 5, U.S History: 5, Language & Composition (self-study): 5, Psychology (self-study): 5</p>

<p>Extra Curriculars:
I know that it might seem like I spread myself thin but I absolutely love everything that I'm involved in. My ECs are concentrated in the environment and the arts so I don't think that I'm all over the place. I did not join any of my ECs for the purpose of college, unlike some students... I pour my heart and soul into everything that I do.</p>

*I don't specify names of organizations for privacy reasons.
• Environmental NGO (11, 12, will continue in college)
Outreach Coordinator & Member-at-Large (11)
Media Relations Coordinator (12)
• Young Delegate Program <a href="11,%2012,%20will%20continue%20in%20college">A part of above NGO</a>
-Attend & speak at conferences/summits/conventions on climate change and biodiversity in such locations as Japan, South Africa, Denmark, Brazil and the U.N
Media Relations
-Write articles for school & local newspapers, make presentations at school, write for an international blog, and garner attention from national media
• Youth Environmental Activism Group (11, 12)
Founder & Chair
-Connected to city and state government
-Currently branching out to other parts of CT
• City Waste/Recycling Department (10, 11, 12)
Unpaid intern
-Make lots of presentations about recycling to summer camps and schools
-Created a composting program implemented at all city schools and parks
• Green Team (9, 10, 11, 12)
President (12)
-Helped win the Green Cup Challenge last year and planning on doing it again this year!</p>

• Literary Magazine (10, 11, 12)
Short Story Editor (11)
Editor-in-Chief (12)
• Newspaper (10, 11, 12)
Arts Editor (11, 12)
• Freelance writer (11, 12)
-Regular contributor to a newspaper, magazine and environmental policy blog
-Published in other magazines (literary and non) and newspapers
• Theater (11, 12 but total of 7 yrs)
-Lead role in school's spring musical
-Lead role in summer theater production
• Photography (9, 10, 11, 12 but total of 7 years)
• Music (10, 11, 12)
-Guitar lessons (10, 11) I continue to play, of course.
-Piano (I'm currently learning)</p>

<p>Other hobbies: Filmmaking, traveling, linguistics, cooking</p>

<p>Volunteerism: About 500 hours of:
• Tutoring inner-city kids
• Tutoring Spanish-speaking immigrant children
• Being a friend to a few autistic children
• Helping out at various environmental-related events</p>

<p>Work Experience:
• Freelance writer (I am paid for some articles.)
• Babysitter
• Waitress</p>

<p>Summers: Travel, writing, photography, unpaid internship at a television production company (9th grade, found it myself), creative writing workshop, precalculus, unpaid intern with city recycling department, local theater production, guitar)</p>

<p>Awards and Achievements:
• Wrote and published award-winning children’s book about the environment
• 2 Scholastic National Golds for my short story and nonfiction writing (I'm hoping for 2 Silvers, if not Golds next year)
• NCTE Creative Nonfiction Winner
• Local literary competition- 1st place in 2 categories
• 3rd place in an international environmental competition
• Intel ISEF Finalist
• Siemens We Can Change the World Semifinalist
• Presented my paper at the U.N’s 19th Commission on Biodiversity for winning a scientific paper competition
• 1st place in Project Polar Bear National Competition
• State/regional science fair wins
• Recognized in a few national/international photography competitions (Had the honor of having my work displayed in 2 galleries as part of the wins)
• State & regional photography competitions- 1st/2nd places
• Drama award from my school
• Drama award from the state (Individual and as a cast)</p>

<p>Oops, sorry - I copied this from my original post in the Princeton forum. My UW GPA including my freshman year is a 3.62 but after the 1st semester of senior year it will be a 3.68.</p>

<p>great resume but what is your intended major? So long as you have a clear direction and can convey that properly, you should have a pretty good shot. </p>

<p>I'm assuming it's something bio/environment related?</p>

<p>Grats on intel/siemens btw, considering you do have major awards, might be worth it to cut out some minor details to show more focus and so they don't actually MISS READING your major awards. Remember that you don't have to put everything down, just what you think presents you well (some 9th grade stuff etc can be left out unless you want to mention it to show your enduring commitment)</p>

<p>and this is for CAS? or bioeng?</p>

<p>Your GPA would be considered low at Penn and I do not feel your EC's offset this fact, even though you are one busy student. Your ACT score is excellent, but you are applying to a school with an extremely competitive applicant pool. Overall, I'm guessing you only have a 33% shot. Write unbelievable essays and hope for a little luck....</p>

<p>I am curious about the gpa though, how did 3 years with 3.5, 4, 4, average to 3.75? </p>

<p>and @jshain, while the list is kinda long, if you read it more carefully, I think you'll agree she has more than a fair shot.</p>

<p>This is definitely one of the stronger applicants</p>

<p>I completely missed your awards and achievements section!? You're right disgradius, those EC's are VERY impressive!! Sorry, greenGEEK for overlooking this....</p>

<p>Thanks so much for all of your replies! I honestly was not expecting such positivity.</p>

<p>Disregard my idiotic calculations :] I was exhuasted when I made this thread. Anyway, including my freshman year, my UW GPA will be around a 3.7.</p>

<p>I'm praying that my ECs will indeed offset my GPA a bit.</p>