Chance would be appreciated.

<p>Hi, I am anxiously counting down the days till decision-day. (D-Day haha) I am applying as an Economics Major in Arts and Sciences. Specific consideration regarding the program will be appreciated.</p>

<p>I am most worried that I may not be considered a well-rounded enough student.
Unlike some (maybe even most) I don't play a sport and my number of club activities/awards/etc. pales in comparison with some of the other amazing chance threads I have seen.
But one thing I can say is that the few activities I did participate in, I dug deep into each of them spending 3-4 years in all of them.</p>

<p>Also, I tried to gear my electives/activities towards a business/economics focus.
Hence I took: Accounting for Business, Accounting for Merchandising, IB Business and Management, AP Macro Economics classes to demonstrate my clear focus.
My other activities are listed below, the two that particularly supplement my focus are: Economics Research Assistant @ University of CA, Irvine and Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>

<p>Anyhow, an honest chance post would be appreciated.</p>

<p>Gender: M
Race: Asian
Location: CA
College Class Year: 2016
High School: Public
High School Type: sends many grads to top schools
Will apply for financial aid: Yes</p>

<p>Academics:</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.94
GPA - Weighted: 4.78
Class Rank: top 5%
Class Size: 700</p>

<p>Scores:</p>

<p>SAT I Math: 800
SAT I Critical Reading: 750
SAT I Writing: 750
SAT II Literature: 760
SAT II U.S. History: 800
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 800
SAT II Physics: 790
SAT II Chemistry: 740
SAT II Korean with Listening: 800</p>

<p>AP's Taken:
AP Euro 5, AP Calc AB/BC 5, AP Physics B 5, AP English Lang/Comp 5, AP US History 5</p>

<p>IB's Taken:
IB Physics SL 6, IB Business & Mgmt. SL 7</p>

<p>AP Course-load/Classes Senior Year:
AP Physics C Mech/E&M, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP Gov, AP Econ (Macro)</p>

<p>IB Course-load Senior Year:
IB English HL, IB Philosophy HL, IB Spanish HL, IB Math SL</p>

<p>Other Senior Year Classes:
Multivariable Calculus</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:</p>

<p>Significant Extracurriculars:
-University of CA, Irvine - Economics Research Assistant. (Researched Great Depression for academic publication)
-Pianist/Organist for Church Choir, Praise Team
-Youth Athletic Club Instructor</p>

<p>Leadership positions:
-Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>

<p>Athletic Status: N/A</p>

<p>Volunteer/Service Work:
-Critical Care Unit (Volunteer)
-Accounting Intern at Local Firm</p>

<p>Honors and Awards:
-AP Scholar w/ Distinction
-Spanish Department Scholar
-Rotary Sunrise Scholar
-National Merit Semi-finalist (maybe finalist too?)
-FBLA Financial Literacy Award
-FBLA Accounting 1 - 4th at state
-FBLA Management - 4th at state</p>

<p>Essays:
Personal Statement directly looks into who I am.
Short Statement was about my experiences as pianist/organist at church.
Penn Statement considered the school holistically a little bit an then my personal interest in economics and my personal fit.
Introduce Yourself essay was a fun/quirky little introduction to who I am.</p>

<p>Recommendations:
My Business & Management Teacher is also my FBLA advisor. She wrote me a pretty good one no doubt. She said she raved about my analysis of US Airways and their liquidity crisis (a paper I wrote Junior Year).</p>

<p>The Professor I worked under at UC Irvine also wrote me a great recommendation. He's one of the best Great Depression economists in America. He focused mainly on my work experience as a economics research assistant, my passion/talent for the subject, and other stuff.</p>

<p>FBLA helps a lot. AP exam 5's help a lot. Volunteering in critical helps a lot. Since you are applying to CAS, I would say you have a good shot. Wharton is more difficult to get into.</p>

<p>If you don't have sports, your activities at least have to be well-rounded and indicate leadership ability and teamwork. That's why sports matter so much, even if the applicant won't play in college - being on a team shows teamwork and leadership ability, decisionmaking, and perseverance.</p>

<p>You have pretty good stats. I estimate a 35-40% chance. You are definitely well rounded enough.</p>

<p>^crud if he only has a 35%-40% chance, then I have no chance at all! =O It's true, you are not as well rounded but it is pretty clear that you went deep in your interest in economics.</p>

<p>for me i'm the opposite, yeah I volunteered at the hospital but nothing much near my medical aspirations. on the underhand, I got several local photography awards and I can stack golf balls and bowling balls. hahaha</p>

<p>if you don't get in, I doubt I would. XD</p>