Chances at Penn

<p>Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Im an International student:</p>

<p>Indian national, permanent resident of Norway, Living in Korea right now, attended International school since age 3.</p>

<p>SAT: 1350 (690 M, 660V) - first sitting of October 9th
taking SAT IIs in Dec in Physics, Math IIC and Writing</p>

<p>rank 1/80 in a competitive private school</p>

<p>I skipped 10th grade due to high scores in 9th Grade, now im a senior</p>

<p>9th grade: GPA: 3.93 (unweighted)
11th: 4.0 (unweighted)
12th (so far: 4.70/4.78, weighted) - 3.94/4.00 unweighted</p>

<p>I maximised educational opportunities in 9th, 11th and 12th grade</p>

<p>9th grade: A's in all subjects</p>

<p>10th grade: (skipped)</p>

<p>11th grade:
Pre-calculus: 96
Honours English 11/12: 100
Honours Physics 12: 100
Algebra II: 97
PE/Art/Music: 95 avg
Psychology: 98
U.S Government: 99</p>

<p>I took the most challenging courses offered till 12th grade in the Juniour year, No APs offered.</p>

<p>12th (so far)</p>

<p>AP Calculus AB - 96
AP Literature - 98
AP Statistics - 97
AP Physics B - 98
Economics - 96
Chemistry - 96
Newspaper/Journalism - 100</p>

<p>I took the school limit of 3 APs and took an online course of AP Physics to be able to total to 4 APs. Maximised Opportunities here.</p>

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<p>Extra Curriculars and Awards</p>

<p>9th - Varsity Soccer (letter)
11th - (school didnt have any sports teams)
12th - Varsity Cross country and Varsity Soccer (letters)</p>

<p>9th - Editors Choice Award - Poetry.com
11th - Editors Choice Award - Poetry.com
12th - (none as yet)</p>

<p>9th - Games club, sports club, Computer Club, poetry.com
11th - Games club, sports club, Soccer Club, poetry.com
12th- Orphanage Club, MUN, school Debate Team, Computer programming club, Environment Committee, Lettering in Drama, Poetry.com</p>

<p>Honours Roll: throughout 9th grade, 11th grade and now so far in 12th</p>

<h2>Im also the coach for JV soccer and Im the student member for the School Wide Action Plan for WASC accreditation in the school </h2>

<p>Research</p>

<p>11th - Publishing college level thesis on Third Culture Kids and Global Citizenship</p>

<p>11th - Publishing an economics research paper on the benefits of Outsourcing</p>

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<p>In my college application im talking about the ability of me as international student and Third Culture Kid to be able to integrate into various societies. I studied in non-religious schools, and now i'm in a large private international christian school, but I'm very confortable even though im Hindu. </p>

<p>also, a pretty inane question, do my parents qualifications really count? I hope it does because my dad is VP of Samsung, and a PhD, my mom's a university professor and a PhD as well. </p>

<p>Would being international be really a benefit?</p>

<p>How are my scores and what are my chances at UPenn?</p>

<p>jus wanted to say the poetry.com thing is a shame and i wouldn't put it on there</p>

<p>how is that a shame? Anyways, I think that you have a good shot at penn. Your gpa is excellent. However, your sats are a little low. try the act.</p>

<p>he meant sham, and it is because anything you submit "wins". they just want you to buy their book</p>

<p>Kinda like Who's who :D</p>

<p>oh well. then i better screw that one. But w/out that, what are my chances?</p>

<p>I'd say you're in</p>

<p>whoa whoa whoa. You're Indian, from Norway, and live in Korea?</p>

<p>That's pretty unique, I'd say.</p>

<p>well yeah.. in a sense. I just hope Penn takes it into account</p>

<p>hey callthecops, do you go to SFS? applying ED? nice stats btw.</p>

<p>nope. TCIS. down there in Taejon. I've been to SFS tho. Great campus - great soccer field. LOVE beaten then at the sport theyr the best at! - well Im applyn RD as my SAT IIs arent done as yet.</p>

<p>u from SFS or SIS?</p>

<p>i go to SIS</p>

<p>cool. I went there for MUN, now il be there for debate on 20th. u in debate?</p>

<p>nope, i did MUN last year - was in security council and beimun. My friend named Josh is the president and founder of the debate club im assuming you will be participating in. Which committee were you in? i have many friends from mun.</p>