Dual citizen, Germany & USA, male
- State/Location of residency: (state is important if you apply to any state universities)
- Type of high school (current college for transfers):
Tiny, tiny college prep, currently a junior
- Gender/Race/Ethnicity (optional):
- Other special factors (first generation to college, legacy, athlete, etc.):
see above - dual citizen, grew up in Europe, fluent in German & English (in case that matters to anybody)
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 4.0
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 4.7 out of 4.7
- College GPA (for transfers):
- Class Rank: hs doesn’t rank, guess would be either 1 or 2
- ACT/SAT Scores: SAT 1540, 1 attempt
might make NSMF, but seeing as its CA probably not
(AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores for high school; also include level of math and foreign language reached and any unusual academic electives; for transfers, describe your college courses and preparation for your intended major(s))
School only offers honors, is in all honors. Will finish with 4 years of foreign language. Hs finishes with calculus.
Has always done math courses on the side, first through CTY, then through community college. Just finishing calc 1, will move on to calc 2, wants to do calc 3 and either multivariable calculus, linear algebra or topography in senior class
Not quite sure what awards are meant? School does not give out awards, 2020 OMER (not sure this is meant here)
(Include leadership, summer activities, competitions, volunteering, and work experience)
Has been involved in Odyssey of the Mind (international problem solving competition) since 4th grade in Germany, brought program to current school and coached younger classes - made state finals all through high school, placed 16th in world finals in 2020, winner of the OMER for outstanding creativity
Founder & president of math club
Runs a monthly chess club for the city as community service
has been involved in cooking for homeless shelter for years
Spends hours creating Desmos graphs
Watching videos on math, big fan of numberphile
has been taking piano lessons since age 6
Summers: 3 week coding course at Haverford college, 3 week cryptography course online, 5 week civil rights tour through the USA with the goal of learning to discourse with people of diverting values & opinions (NRA lobbyist, gun reform lobbyist, senators, MAGA supporters, etc.), hopefully MathiLy this summer
(Optionally, guess how strong these are and include any other relevant information or circumstances.)
Guessing LORs will be strong
good writer, so essays should fall on the better side
Cost Constraints / Budget
won’t qualify for financial aid, is not necessarily seeking aid
Well, this is what we (I’m the mom of this kid) are asking you wise people. This is a kid very passionate about very theoretical math, is interested in things like hyperbolic geometry and topography. Looking mostly for peers that are equally interested in it, does not want to compete but to collaborate.
Does not want a large school, does not (not, not) want greek life. Location: California preferred, but would go anywhere for the right school. Caltech and Harvey Mudd are on his radar, however those seem very reachy schools.
The difficulty seems to be identifying schools, as almost every college offers a math major, however quite a few tours left the impression that it is not the kind he’s looking for. How do we narrow the search down?
Thank you to everybody who can help, it is much appreciated.
- Safety (certain admission and affordability)
- Likely (would be possible, but very unlikely or surprising, for it not to admit or be affordable)