Early Admission MIT

<p>I will be applying to MIT next year as an early graduate of high school (end of jr year) </p>

<p>I go to the best public high school in my state (ranked above all private schools as well)</p>

<p>First off my stats:
GPA (Unweighted): 3.92, will be raised through weighted AP Grades, just had a few a minuses in the humanities (never anything below an A,A+ in an advanced class)
SAT: 2220 first sitting, going to retake. 790 math, 700 reading 730 writing, with 11/12 essay
SAT II: Have not taken yet, cannot really say what I expect but I am strong in bio/math/physics
ACT: 32....not sending
Freshman Year
Honors Geometry
Honors Eng.
Honors Social Sciences
Honors Bio
Spanish 2
Principles of Business</p>

<p>Sophomore Year
AP Physics b- first sophomore ever to take an AP, let alone physics at my school
Honors Algebra 2
Pre Calc/Trig
Spanish 3
Human Biology
Honors english 10
Honors Social Sciences 10
Chemistry 1,2
Personal Fitness
Creative Writing
Writing Prose
Earth Science
Intro To Art</p>

<p>My Junior Schedule:
AP Chem
AP Bio
AP Gov
Ancient Greece
AP Calc AB (only one offered)
Spanish 4</p>

<p>Scholastic Awards:
Bausch and Lomb Young Scientist Award
A bunch of school awards... not worth mentioning
Young Playwrights Award
RYLA Award</p>

Future Award- national recognition
Business Award- national recognition
National Economic Smarts Qualifier Nationals, State Champions
State President
Local President
Business Math 1st place (state)
Business Ethics 4th Place (state)
Global Business 3rd (state)
Business Management 5th (state)
Outstanding State Member of the year</p>

<p>Science Club:
we do experiments and write articles along with bio olympiad, brain bee, etc.</p>

<p>Model UN</p>


<p>EXTRA CURRICULAR (not including clubs)
Track: (pole vaulting)
States x1
Indoor States x2
Indoor Regionals
Varsity letters
Volunteer at pole vault during the week, 2-4 hrs/week</p>

NOLS- Top in course
Outward Bound
Solo Hikes/expeditions in the general area out west
outing club </p>

Current Genetics Lab research- publishing pending in 2 journals, speaking at a few conferences
Lab assistant at a local University
Farmhand- last three years (since 13)</p>

Habitat For Humanity- 3 projects
Ecology related stuff- 40 hours
Library Volunteer- 30+ hours
Students first, Grad Nation Member/Contributor</p>

<p>I can write great essays when needed, and my recs will be good.</p>

<p>Take into consideration my year-early graduation, thoughts, etc.</p>

<p>I would be happy to chance you back if you would like or just discuss college applications in general.</p>

<p>If it helps I know someone that got in last year with a 29 ACT and average EC’s</p>

<p>I suppose that helps somewhat. Thanks for it!</p>

<p>Confidence builder;)</p>

<p>obviously all schools like MIT are really anyone’s guess, but I’d say you’re exactly what kind of candidate for whom MIT looks. You definitely have a great chance though. I actually think that early graduation you have will be something MIT will be excited about. If you could, take a look at my post <a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1375264-please-chance-kid-ohio.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1375264-please-chance-kid-ohio.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p>You seem to have taken a few business classes, why MIT and not some other EA schools like Georgetown or UVA?</p>

<p>I want to duel major in biology and business hopefully</p>

<p>Sorry I have to go to class but I will chance you In a couple hours I promise!</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>


<p>You have to raise that SAT score by a bit. </p>

<p>If I may, I would like to ask why you are graduating early. Did you skip a grade or just complete credits earlier. This is because since MIT is a math and science school, and you have gone up to AP Calc AB. Why don’t you make use of your senior year to take collegiate math classes and make your MIT app even more solid?</p>

<p>In addition, you haven’t taken AP Physics Mech or E&M so use your senior year for all of this.</p>

<p>If I am taking all ap and collegiate classes I might as well go to college… I would’ve graduated this year if I had the credit.</p>

<p>Your SAT score is fine. Mine was much lower (2070) and I got accepted.</p>

<p>I don’t know if graduating a year early’s gonna give you much edge. You just have to show them through your application and interview that you’re ready.</p>

<p>I’d just focus on prioritizing your application to make it stand out the most. For example, list the journal publications, prestigious awards, etc. near the top. Definitely schedule an interview. Overall, you have a decent shot at MIT.</p>

<p>Thanks! How strong was your application?</p>

<p>Also, MIT doesn’t accept AP Chem or Bio. You have to pass an Advanced Standing Exam in order to obtain credit for those subjects. They accept 5’s on most of the humanities and languages, and 4 or 5 on Calculus BC.</p>

<p>Good to know. I’ll be sure to take those if I get lucky enough to get accepted.</p>

<p>SAT scores were weak (except for math, 800). Had a bunch of math awards (USAMO, Natl. “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician,” etc.) and won Div. 2 at the Natl. Scrabble Championship. Had a decent amount of volunteering, and taught Mathcounts/AMC classes at a math camp. Overall, it was a little lopsided, but parts of it definitely stood out.</p>

<p>Yeah, that’s a good idea. I’m not sure if I’m ready to take them btw (got a 3 on Chem, didn’t take AP Bio). I’ll obtain credit for AP Calc BC, but that’s about it.</p>

<p>Thanks again. Have fun at MIT this year.</p>