Lying Liars Shouldn't Dissuade!

<p>Nearly everyone here claims to have an SAT somewhere in the 2200+ range... but this is the 99th percentile. This fact lends us the truth that obviously some/the majority of people are stretching the truth a bit.
We needn't panic. If you have a solid GPA, some ECs you've stuck with for a few years and have gotten some leadership in, and some good SAT/ACT scores (hey- a 2000 is still the 88th percentile- top 12% in the nation), in addition to putting reasonable effort into your essay, you'll go to a good and fitting school.</p>

<p>Seriously, either a lot of people are lying here or this is the actual Silicon Valley of anonymous internet message boards.</p>

<p>And to some posters who claim to have taken like 25 APs in addition to 1000+ hours of service + other fantastic ECs + all A's... when do you sleep?</p>

<p>It's entirely possible that almost everyone is telling the truth. The fact that millions of people take the SAT each year means that there are still a lot of people in the 99th percentile.</p>

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hey- a 2000 is still the 88th percentile- top 12% in the nation

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<p>Actually, it's the 93rd percentile. :)</p>

<p>I'm not saying everyone is lying, I'm merely suggesting to other posters/lurkers like myself that are crushed every time we see yet another almost perfect "chance me?" thread that this isn't necessarily normal. Or that we should believe <em>everything</em> we read on an anonymous message board.</p>

<p>& my bad about the percentile :P thanks for correcting silverturtle</p>

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I'm merely suggesting to other posters/lurkers like myself that are crushed every time we see yet another almost perfect "chance me?" thread that this isn't necessarily normal.

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<p>CC does not accurately reflect the entire high school population - the national average is 1500, after all.</p>

<p>Wake up and smell the coffee, m'dear.</p>

<p>Awake and coffee is smelled... I just think we need a little reminder that we are messing with numbers wayyy above the national average, almost to perfect scores... and that we're all pretty darn smart. Plus, we're worth more than numbers and acceptance letters ;)</p>

<p>haha
I love this thread.</p>

<p>What, in your opinion, would qualify as a "solid" GPA?</p>

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and that we're all pretty darn smart.

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<p>sez who? :)</p>

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Plus, we're worth more than numbers and acceptance letters

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<p>Don't get confused. </p>

<p>Self-worth = (Prestigious degree*) + 1.5(SAT score) + GPA + .5(rank) + (1,000)(ego)</p>

<p>*HYPSM => 5 points
Other top 50 schools => 3 points
All other schools => .005 points</p>

<p>Many people have used this irreproachable formula to approximate their self-worth, with some particularly valuable individuals approaching infinity.</p>

<p>nzhang: any GPA that fits the schools you wanna go to ;)</p>

<p>ksarmand: good point... I forgot about the self-worth equation. Forget everything I previously posted.</p>

<p>Ksarmand, thank you for sharing that insightful equation, but the "rank" category should be replaced with "percentile" or else having a good rank would hurt you. :)</p>

<p>^That's obviously what I meant. :)</p>

<p>^ Sorry to press further, but I'm not really sure how to quantify my ego. Do you have any guidelines? I don't want to get an inaccurate result for my self-worth. And should the GPA be weighted or unweighted?</p>

<p>Quantifying My Ego: Big or Bigger?</p>

<p>Pick a number from one to infinity, with one signifying that you think yourself lower than a worm, and infinity signifying that you are...well, whatever you are.</p>

<p>For example, a merely above-average student like the one coldplaying describes would be advised to select a number in the range from three to seven, as their SAT scores should sufficiently depress them to crush their ego.</p>

<p>More Confusion: Weighted or Unweighted GPA?</p>

<p>The GPA should be weighted if you need a self-worth booster. However, if you're someone whose ego is in the range of infinity, then unweighted is fine.</p>

<p>^ Thanks a lot; that really helps! I think that I know what I can become now.</p>

<p>^I am always happy to offer advice. Feel free to post your self-worth score!</p>

<p>^ Wouldn't that lower my self-worth, though?</p>

<p>^Not if ego = infinity. ;)</p>

<p>Haha, this thread defines my life. Looking at all those 2300+ SATs, several APs, already published research papers etc. really blows a big hole in my heart. I would really like to see the decision threads for many of those kids this fall. Silverturtle is a 2400, if I remember right from one of the threads I saw. I am gonna be using your SAT guide to salvage my life's meaning somehow.</p>

<p>And ksarmand, you should get a Nobel Prize for that self-worth index. Pretty legendary indeed.</p>

<p>a 2000 is in the 93rd percentile? wow that's beyond comforting! CC makes me feel so self conscious about my 2060 hahaa. It's not that bad of a score then!</p>

<p>2060 is not bad at all! I have academic friends happy with stuff in the 1900s. Considering it's over 400 points above the national average ;)</p>

<p>Besides, do you think kids who have actual low scores want to come on here and discuss colleges & post scores and ECs... not <em>usually</em>.</p>