I'd do anything to go here... (chance for CAS/Nursing)

<p>Hi Guys, I'm planning to apply RD to Upenn. Upenn has been one of my first choice schools for quite some time and I'd really like to go here. I don't know if I'm going to apply for nursing or CAS yet. Before I get flamed, I do have nursing related extracirculars and am genuinely interested in this field; however, I don't know whether I want to pursue medicine or nursing yet. Either way, I would appreciate a chance me for both programs. </p>

SAT I (breakdown): 760 Math, 650 Reading, 690 Writing. Total: 2100 (Retaking in December)
ACT: -
SAT II: 720 Math Level 1, 600 Bio (sucky score, will retake subject tests in Janurary)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/38
AP (place score in parenthesis): No APs offered until Senior Year (Small Private School). Did dual enrollment instead.
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Dual Enrollment (Done at a state university): ENC1101(A),ENC1102(A), AST2003(A),AST2003L(A),CHM1045(B+),CHM1045L(A),PHY 2053(A),MUH1011(A),GEA2000(ASOP3015(B),ECO 2013(B). Total of 30 credits.
Senior Year Course Load: Toughest Course Load available.
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): President's Gold volunteer service award (Grades: 9,10,11).
Excellent rating in State Solo Ensemble.
Bausch and Lomb Science Scholarship award from University of Rochester.
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Music E.C: All State Percussionist, Section Leader in my school band (9,10,11), Participated in Solo Ensemble every year and scored well, etc.
Medical E.C: Did a research project at Bascom Palmer (Junior year), did a NIH sponsored Internship (Senior year), Volunteered at a Hospital.
Other: National Honors Society president, started a shoe drive and collected 1000 shoes, participated in Indian dances for four years in a row. </p>

<p>Job/Work Experience: NIH Internship for my senior summer. Worked for my parents in their retail stores.
Volunteer/Community service: 1200 Hours. 400 Hours from one research lab, 400 hours for an indian association. Other 400 were scattered, but most of my volunteer hours aren't scattered.
Summer Activities: NIH Internship (Senior), HHMI Summer Scholars program at Bascom (Junior) Palmer, Dual Enrollment (Sophomore), Volunteer at Hospital (Freshman).
Essays: Very poignant, it will make the reader cry.
Teacher Recommendation: Great, going to a small school helped a lot.
Counselor Rec: Great, she loves me and really wants me to get into a great school since not many go. The last kid who got into a top school (Cornell) graduated 5 years ago.
Additional Rec: LOR from a prestigious doctor and Nurse practioner (wrote some really good things about me)
State (if domestic applicant): FL
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Small Private
Ethnicity: Asian indian
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: -
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):None :/
Strengths: E.C, Rank
Weaknesses: SAT.</p>

<p>Yee! Another person applying for Nursing! ... that's like 4 now.</p>

<p>I'd say you have a pretty good chance at getting into nursing. Your college classes show a pretty good interest in nursing, and your extracurriculars are OK. If you can pull it all together with amazing essays (focused), you're good to go.</p>

<p>You have a great shot. SAT hurts though.</p>

<p>I have to wonder, if Penn has been your "top choice school for quite some time," why did you not ED?</p>

<p>^ financial aid :/<br>
Any idea of What my chances for cas would be?</p>

<p>time for the mighty BUMP</p>

<p>good luck! depending on where you're from, nursing is probably a safer bet. when i did an overnight in the fall, the nursing student that was showing me around really stressed that for nursing, it seems that they focus more on extracurriculars than scores. if your scores are adequate, which they definitely are, your other passions should work well for admissions. plus, being a male applying to nursing school helps, lol. i applied ED to nursing. send me a pm after friday if you want to know my stats/decision!</p>

<p>I would say to apply to CAS. CAS fits more to your classes and extracurriculars.</p>

<p>BUMP </p>

<p>I got my writing score up to a 770.
Total is 2180 (650 R, 760 M, 770 W). </p>

<p>Maybe I have a better shot now?</p>