*****New York University - Gallatin*****

<p>An Early Decision Applicant</p>

<p>Asian-American (Korean)
*This might hurt my chances if they compare me to an average Korean-American stats...which is like 3.6/4.0 G.P.A. and 1400 haha</p>

<p>Both English and Korean are my primary languages...however I lived in the U.S. for total 5 years.</p>

<p>OK...so...I applied E.D. to:
New York University - Gallatin School of Individualized Study</p>

<p>Intended Concentrations - Social Work, Foreign Language (Russian), Economics, East Asian Study or Slavic Study...and perhaps more! but mainly Social Work</p>

<p>Future Career - Social Worker</p>

<p>New Jersey State's top 6th public high school. Very competitive...
this might give you some idea (about 30 - 40% are Korean-Americans, and they all have like 3.6/4.0 G.P.A. and over 1400 SAT1 and 700s SAT2s) our SCHOOL's AVERAGE SAT score is around high 1200s and close to 1300.</p>

<p>Unweighted G.P.A.
Cumulative - 3.2
Freshman - 2.6
Sophomore - 3.2
Junior - 3.7 or 3.8
*Upward trend both G.P.A. and quality of my schedule</p>

Composite - 1300 (dull average...but i guess low when comparing to the NYU average)
Verbal - 620
Math - 680</p>

<p>SAT2 (this is my yet another problem!)
Math 1 C: 720 (dammit!)
Writing: not yet!...
World History or U.S. History: not yet!
*yes, I did not take all three recommended tests...but i am hoping that they would receive my November Writing score</p>

<p>3 APs, 1 College Course at N.Y.U. (Calculus: A-), my counselor did not let me take two more APs because she thought I ought to take more science classes...I still don't understand this...but I trust her.</p>

<p>E.C. (Yes, I emphasized on this in my resume)
Pathfinders - Founder; Counsel North Korean refugees, run an on-line counseling bulletin board.
225 hrs/year since 10th grade. approximately total 500 hours</p>

<p>Cross-Cultural Solutions - Volunteered at a prison in Peru, South America and also took Introduction to Spanish, Modern Peruvian History classes
total 240 hours</p>

<p>A Japanese N.G.O. - Volunteered for a Japanese N.G.O. in China helping North Korean refugees. Translated Korean into English and Japanese
total 360 hours</p>

<p>Kendo (Japanese martial arts) - practiced since i was 10 and currently hold a first degree dan (black-belt)
total approx 400 hours</p>

<p>Kendo (Japanese martial arts) - instructor of beginner classes
total approx 300 hours</p>

<p>Work Experience
Excelite Inc. - Columbus, Ohio
A summer internship at the company's sales department
Total 100 hours ($1,000)</p>

<p>Fungwon Inc. - Guangzhou, China
Basically, a factory labor...crazy huh? lol
Approx total 300 hours ($40 <- haha)</p>

<p>Recommendation Letters
An excellent counselor's recommendation letter (100% guarantee)</p>

<p>A decent teacher's recommendation letter from my Japanese teacher</p>

<p>An excellent, excellent, excellent, teacher's recommendation letter from my
NYU instructor I had last summer</p>

An excellent essay about my experiences while in China helping North Korean refugees risking my life hiding from Chinese police; and about how that experience motivates me to pursue my study in Social Work area.</p>

<p>Please rate my chances (0-100%)
By the way, I applied Early Decision.</p>

<p>thank you!</p>