Not your typical Asian girl for RD?

<p>What are my chances for Princeton if my GPA and class rank are on the lower end, but my SAT scores and ECs are really good?</p>

<p>Korean female, very competitive public MA hs</p>

<p>GPA ~3.8 UW
Class rank ~40/390, could be lower or higher
Course load: most challenging available
AP: Bio, US, Eng Language, Calc, Psych, Econ, Eng Lit, Latin Lit
SAT: 690 math 710 verbal as sophomore, I took the Nov 6 SAT so waiting for scores, hopefully 1500+
SAT 2: Taking after I finish my APs, probably Bio, IIC and Latin</p>

<p>EC: VERY heavy focus on debate, which is my absolute love and passion, plus I have a record that'll be very unique and impressive-- there's A LOT under this category, like 2 pages of resume's worth
A lot of politics, like DNC volunteer, volunteer for Kerry campaign, Dean campaign, US House and State senate campaigns, State senate intern, hopefully DC page, organized voter registration drive for Asian American voters
Asian Club, president
Amnesty International, president
Viola, districts and soloist and allstate whatnot, musical pit orchestra, summer orchestra, local youth orchestra, principal violist, chamber groups
Piano, 13 years, sending in tape with viola, violin, and piano pieces
Violin, various orchestras
Young Democrats, school branch and state branch
I help autistic kids learn Korean on occasional Saturdays
The Other Side (satire magazine) Editor in Chief
English language editor, New England Korean Journal
various church stuff, participated in fasting program for world awareness
published author, various essays and poems</p>

<p>NHS, National Latin Honor Society, National Forensics League, National Merit Semifinalist at least I think, National Latin Exam gold and silver medals, Congressional Award Silver Medal (working towards gold)</p>

<p>Prospective IR/Poli Sci major... any help would be appreciated!</p>

<p>I would focus on your political and debate extracurriculars more than anything.</p>

<p>I think if you want to move away from the typical Asian girl paradigm, things like Asian Club need to be de-emphasized. Many of your extracurricular experiences would add a great deal to a school, but Asian Club surely is not one of them.</p>

<p>Your scores seem okay so far ... but what about SAT II's, Princeton requires them? I'm not sure you can take them after AP's, that would be too late.</p>

<p>If you don't have killer recs and an awesome essay, I can't say how good your chances are going to be, though. The lower rank is not doing you any justice. </p>


<p>yeah, if ur appying to princeton this year.. you need to take all ur SAT2's by this january</p>

<p>other than you're low test scores, you seem like a very typical asian to me</p>

<p>ouch dutchie
did you apply ed to princeton?</p>

<p>her test scores arent even low...she has a 1400</p>