<p>I have already applied to Harvard EA, and I will have my interview next Saturday. But I have a question about my status. I am an immigrant from Iran. I moved to America in July of 2003( I am a Permanent Resident). How much being an immigrant helps? Some people have told me that it helps a great deal while others have told me that it will hurt; they told me that they prefer to take for example a Persian-America instead of a fresh Iranian immigrant.</p>
<p>My other concern is about my standardized scores. When I arrived here, I could not speak a word of English, and as you have already noticed I still lack a great deal in this new language. Last year, at the beginning of school year I took the PSAT, and obviously I did not score well. I scored a 910(330 verbal). Now, after a year of hard work, I am scoring much better; my best practice before this Saturday test has been a 640V and 800M on 10RS, but I think I did even better than 1440 this Saturday. Not good enough for Harvard though!</p>
<p>I am also pretty active outside the classroom. I have started a Philosophy Club in our school last year. I am the president of it, and I have established a strong relationship between my club and Texas Christian University Philosophy Department after a year. We use their professors as guest speakers, etc. I wrote my optional essay about this club. I talked about how I came from an extremely restricted environment to a free place, and how I have used this privilege so far. I talked about how that environment caused questions in my mind, and how it made me to find a number of illegal books that oppose the theocracys beliefs such as Communist Manifesto, and study them... Also, I am about to publish two works in English...One is a short, post-modernist, abstract story dealing with infinity and nihilism...My other work is a 35 pages essay about Existentialism( I havent found a publisher for this one yet...my teachers are helping me to find one).</p>
<p>My other EC is Soccer. I have been playing it in a long time. My most notable accomplishment is my invitation to Irans U-16 international Soccer team...
I also have 5 prestigious academic awards...</p>
<p>Sorry, I know it was hard to read it all because this is a pretty unorganized post with poor English...</p>
<p>I just wanted to give you a sense of my qualification...Lets assume that I am qualified enough for Harvard, then how will the fact that I am an immigrant from a country with current political issues affect me?</p>