Chances at Penn

<p>Two kids in my school got in early decision with similar stats and ECs. Do I have a good chance in regular?
•GPA: 94.10<br>
•SAT: 2350 (Reading: 800, Math: 750, Writing: 800)
•National Merit Commended Student, 2011
•Advanced Placement Scores: AP European History- 5, AP Biology- 5, AP English Language and Composition- 5, AP U.S. Government and Politics- 5
•AP Scholar With Honors, 2011
•Principal’s Honor Roll, 2009
•DEAH National Honor Society, 2010-2011
•Spanish Honor Roll, 2011</p>

<p>Extra Curricular Activities
•Science Club (9-12)
•Engineering Club (9-12)
•Debate Team (10-12, Captain)
•College Bowl Team (10-12, Captain)
•Math Club (10-12)
•“Inkling” Literary Publication (11-12, Writer)
•School Newspaper (12, Writer)
•Philosophy Club (12, Founder/Moderator)
•Animal Rescue Action Committee (President, Organizer, 11-12)
•Peer Tutoring (10-12)
•School Journal on Issues of Contemporary Science (12, Founder/Writer)
•Spanish Newspaper (9-11, Editorialist)
•School Journal on Issues of Politics and Culture (11-12, Founder/Writer/Editor)
•Political Films Club (11-12)
•Awards: First Place Individual Speaker at the Kushner Invitational Debate Tournament, Achievement and Merit Awards at the Long Island Science Congress, MVP Award at the Rambam Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament </p>

<p>Research Experience
Stony Brook University, Garcia MRSEC, Summer 2011
•Conducted research on the effects of scaffolds containing graphene and graphene oxide on the growth and differentiation of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) into osteoblasts.<br>
•Entered Siemens Competition and attained semi-finalist status. Plan to enter LICEF competition. </p>

<p>Stony Brook University, SARAS program, July, 2010</p>

<p>•Attended lectures from doctors and researchers in various fields of science and healthcare
•Participated in educational demonstrations for diagnosis and emergency care procedures
•Attended a course on lab safety and received a certificate of lab safety from Stony Brook University Medical Center.</p>

<p>Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor N.Y., July and August 2009</p>

<p>•Attended a thirty hour workshop in recombinant DNA technology.
•Attended a thirty hour workshop in genomic-DNA technology.
•Learned and applied basic laboratory techniques
•Expanded knowledge of genetic technologies in medicine.</p>

<p>Professional Experience</p>

<p>Employment at the office of Dr. Leo Parnes DO:<br>
Dates of service- July and August of 2008, July and August of 2009 ( with three week hiatus to attend workshops at the Dolan DNA Learning Center), and August of 2010.<br>
Hours of Service- Monday: 8-9 hours, Tuesday: 7-8 hours, Thursday: 8-9 hours
Duties- Assistance in the administration of physical therapy procedures, general non-medical physician assistance, clerical and secretarial assignments. </p>

<p>Employment with Hillel Day Camp, Cedarhurst N.Y.:
Dates of Service - July and August of 2008
Hours of Service: Wednesday, Friday: variable hours
Duties: Supervising and assisting a special needs child.</p>

<p>Additional Information
Certified in CPR (July 2009) </p>

<p>Great letters of recommendation, decent essays</p>

<p>You look good on paper. Do you have class rank?</p>

<p>No, but my grade only has 65 kids, so it wouldn't really mean much.</p>