Chances for Duke, USC, Tufts, Emory, WashU, Haverford, and Northwestern

<p>I have already been accepted to 5 of my EA schools with big scholarships and financial aid packages, and will be applying this next pool of schools for RD. Please chance me- thank you in advance!!</p>

<p>PROFILE:
*Race: Asian/Pacific Islander
*State of Residence: OREGON
*Interests: Pre-medicine; I want to major in biology related studies or biomedical engineering</p>

<p>ACADEMIC STATS:</p>

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<p>*Unweighted GPA: 4.0
*Weighted GPA: 4.162
*Rank: 7/391</p>

<p>*ACT Score: 31 (31E, 31M, 25R, 35S, 10 essay)
*ACT Superscore: 31 (31E, 33M, 26R, 35S, 11 essay)
*SAT Subject Tests: Math 2 - 720; Chemistry - 670</p>

<p>AP/HONORS COURSES:</p>

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<ol>
<li>AP Chemistry,

<ol>
<li>AP Calculus AB, </li>
<li>AP U.S Government and Politics, </li>
<li>AP Physics B, </li>
<li>AP Biology, </li>
<li>AP Statistics, </li>
<li>AP Spanish Language, </li>
<li>Honors Spanish IV, </li>
<li>Honors Physics </li>
<li>Honors Pre-Calculus</li>
</ol></li>
</ol>

<h2>IN-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: </h2>

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<li>Intel affiliated science fair competitions (9-12): significant time spent outside of class (~14 hours/week for 34 weeks) conducting independent research projects.

<ol>
<li>Freshman Class Council (9): weekly meetings all year long; helped with setting up for various school events. </li>
<li>Green Team (9): monthly meetings all year long. </li>
<li>Model United Nations (11-12): weekly meetings and additional outside of class commitment in preparation for the Model UN conference in April. </li>
<li>Link Crew Leader (11-12): 20+ hours spent helping orient and making connections with the freshman class. </li>
<li>National Honor Society (11-12): monthly meetings all year long, as well as additional community service hours with NHS associated volunteer events. </li>
<li>Spanish Language Honor Society (10-12)</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Published multiple times in school literature magazine, Kaleidoscope</li>
</ol>

<p>ATHLETICS/ARTS:</p>

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<ol>
<li>JV/Varsity Cross Country (10-12): practice every day Mon-Sat for 1-2 hours for a total of 15 weeks.

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<li>JV Track & Field (9-12): practice every day Mon-Fri for 1-2 hours for a total of 15 weeks. </li>
<li>Intramural Basketball (9-10): 2 games per week for 10 weeks.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Piano (9-11): private lessons every week for 1.5 hours. </li>
</ol>

<p><em>AWARDS/RECOGNITION:</em></p>

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<p>Honor Roll Student (9-12): for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above. </p>

<p>(Freshman-9th)
1. Honorable Mention in Microbiology at the district science fair: CREST Jane Goodall Science Symposium
2. Qualified for regional science fair: Intel Northwest Science Expo (NWSE) </p>

<p>(Sophomore-10th)
1. 1st place in Microbiology at the district science fair
2. Award for Best Representation of Field Knowledge awarded at the district science fair
3. 2nd place in Microbiology at the regional science fair (NWSE)
4. Award for Best Use of SI at the regional science fair (NWSE)
5. Qualified as student observer at the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, CA</p>

<p>(Junior-11th)
1. 1st place in Microbiology at the district science fair
2. Best In vitro Project Award awarded at the district science fair
3. Scholarship to Oregon State University awarded at the district science fair
4. “Best in Fair” at the district science fair
5. 1st place in Microbiology at the regional science fair (NWSE)
6. Scholarship to University of Oregon awarded at the regional science fair (NWSE)
7. “Best in Fair” at the regional science fair (NWSE)
8. Finalist in the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA
9. <em>3rd place</em> in Microbiology at the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair</p>

<p>(Senior-12th)
1. Discus National Scholarship Award (1 out of 10 selected for the 2011-2012 academic year): <a href="http://www.discusawards.com/2011-scholarship-spencer-chang%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.discusawards.com/2011-scholarship-spencer-chang&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<h2>WORK EXPERIENCE: </h2>

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<li>Dishwasher at local cafe (11): 6 hours/week (November 2010 – June 2011) </li>
<li>Tutor at the Kumon Math & Reading Center (11-12): 3-4 hours/week (November 2010 – present) </li>
<li>Summer Intern at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (11): 42.5hrs/week, 8 weeks (June 2011 – August 2011) = ~340 hrs. </li>
<li>Busser at Biscuits Caf</li>
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<p>Bump 10char</p>

<p>bump..anyone? Sorry, I hate to bump this thread so much!</p>

<p>Your volunteer and work experience look good - what are your AP scores? As I am sure you know a 4.0 is terrific. Strong AP scores would substantiate the GPA. Your other scores could be OK - I am not sure for some of your schools though - competition is tough these days. Good luck</p>

<p>Holy Cross has a great pre-med program with very high med school acceptance rate. The Holy Cross website details the new science building and science internships. HC offers good financial aid and has January 15th application due date. HC has better alumni network than most schools.</p>

<p>You have a good GPA & ECs. However, ACT of 31 will hurt your chance, if applying NW, WUSL,Emory. Can you take another one in January to bring it up to 33-34?
I just got acceptd by Duke's ED. My ACT are 35, 35 (subscore 36).
SAt is 2240. I am not bragging but just trying to give you a feel of the stats of accepted PPL.</p>

<p>I think that you have a good shot at Northwestern. The difficulty of getting into NW is really overrated. Is Pacific Islander considered an URM? If so, I think it'd be really good for you. I have a friend who got in ED but he had a course load of all APs (with As) in everything senior year. I think that's why he got in, his scores weren't as good as yours. He also had no ECs, and yours are good in my opinion. Good luck!! Chance me back? <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1261160-please-chance-me.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1261160-please-chance-me.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thank you everyone! And par72, I am also applying to Holy Cross, just didn't include it in this thread!</p>