I just googled for a bit and found out that most ivy league schools have suspended their usual SAT/ACT testing requirements due to the ongoing pandemic.
I am a student living in Iran hoping to apply in the coming months.
my stats are as follows (note that AP or IB classes are not offered in Iran and we all have a fixed curriculum. However I was in NODET (national organization for the development of exceptional talents) which means are curriculum was rigorous.
GPA : 19.4/20
Toefl : Not taken yet but hopefully > 100
Senior Year Course Load: Fixed curriculum meaning I had no say over my course load. Chemistry 4, Physics 4, Math 4, Biology 4, Geology 2, English 4, Persian Language and Literature 4, Islamic Studies 4
Also I got placed 59th among 130,000 participants in an English Language competition.
Extracurricular Activities :
2 silver medals in the national biology olympiad (about 40,000 participants)
Translated Harry potter and the cursed child only 2 weeks after it came out into persian (worked with a group) , also translated 2 other mini books about the harry potter world
Currently writing a book on systems biology and synthetic biology (Hoping to get it published in the coming month)
Volunteer/Community Services :
It’s not a thing here in Iran but I’ve worked for free as a mentor in some major competitions. Also there are hours of free tutoring for my classmates interested in Biology.
DO YOU THINK I HAVE A SHOT AT GETTING AN ADMISSION FROM SOME IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS?
It’s really important to know because I have to spend hours preparing for the application process and in just 2 months the Universities start here in Iran. So I gotta be fast
Thank you guys in advance !