Penn ED Chances? Will Chance Back!

<p>Hey Guys!</p>

<p>I'm aiming to ED at Penn this coming fall and probably apply to other schools like Pomona, WUSTL, Rice, Dartmouth, Tufts, Duke, Harvard, and UW.</p>

<p>12th Grade
Asian Male
High School Gifted Program (Top 1% of Nation) - IB Diploma one year early
Middle/Upper Middle</p>

<p>GPA: 3.97 (UW) 4.78/5.00 (W)
Class Rank: 8/340 Top 3%~</p>

<p>SAT:
750 CR, 730 M, 650 W (8 Essay) Total: 2130 (one sitting December)
790 CR, 770 M, 720 W (9 Essay) Total: 2280 (one sitting January)</p>

<p>SAT II:
USH 750
Physics 750</p>

<p>AP:
Gov: 5
Bio: 5
Lang: 5
USH: 5
APWH: 5</p>

<p>IB: 38/45 - Two extra points from TOK/EE
Physics HL - 6
History HL - 6
English HL - 5
Math SL - 7
Chinese SL - 6
Biology SL - 6</p>

<p>Courses:
Toughest in the district/state really.</p>

<p>Awards/Honors: Nothing super significant (aka Intel etc)
NHS
IB Diploma
"Humanity" award
Prudential - Local Honoree
AP Scholar
Assumed National Commended/Semi (PSAT 218)
XC Varisty Letter/State Alternate
JSA Winter Congress - Best Speakers
Best Buy Community Impact Challenge Finalist
Washington State Hearst Scholarship Nominee</p>

<p>ECs:
Started up my own non-profit - provided over 100 children locally with school supplies and over 75 in Guatemala with supplies/desks.
ASB Treasurer
Hospital Volunteer - 3 years
Science Center Volunteer - 2 years
Founding member of IB Student Council
XC - (will be four years)
Track - (will be four years)
JSA
NHS</p>

<p>Work experience:
Worked with foster youth in an educational setting.</p>

<p>Any thoughts are welcome!!! Thanks!</p>

<p>You look strong for Penn ED, especially if you're not from an overrepresented state.</p>

<p>Is Washington considered overrepresented?</p>

<p>Washington is not overrepresented. California or New York, however, are. You have a great chance for Penn ED.</p>

<p>Chance back?
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/970755-chance-ivies-please.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/970755-chance-ivies-please.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Let's just say I would be very, very surprised if you didn't get in to Penn ED. IB Diploma a year early?? Everything is incredible as well on your app. </p>

<p>Just to let you know, you aren't an AP Scholar- you're an AP Scholar with Distinction, which IMO looks much better than just AP Scholar.</p>

<p>Hopefully! I just need to get a move on the essays/recs. And, I'm lucky enough to be in a district that allows me to pursue the diploma a year early..count my blessings, eh?</p>

<p>Thanks for the heads-up! Does it actually have much weight though?</p>

<p>@crimsonuser, thanks for the chance! I chanced you back.</p>

<p>you look great in pretty much all areas. If you're applying for Wharton, however, you may have a low chance but that's the same for everyone. If not, then you'll have a great chance. Good Luck!</p>

<p>You should be in everywhere else for sure except for Harvard and Duke.
I think you have as solid of a shot as anybody does especially with the solid ECs</p>

<p>chance back please
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/970329-chance-upenn-cornell-northwestern-will-chance-back.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/970329-chance-upenn-cornell-northwestern-will-chance-back.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks DarkKnight and viking3214! </p>

<p>@DarkKnight, I'm going to be eding to CAS. Does me being an Asian male and being interested in biology/pre-med pathway hurt me at all?</p>

<p>To everyone, does the AP Scholar thing matter at all?</p>

<p>I don't think AP Scholar awards matter a whole bunch, unless you get National AP Scholar or State AP Scholar by the time you apply. I was just saying that the Distinction award is much more rare than just Scholar, so if AP Scholar Awards do matter very much, it should help your app. </p>

<p>Please chance:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/968749-chance-me-hamilton-dartmouth-vanderbilt-2.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/968749-chance-me-hamilton-dartmouth-vanderbilt-2.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>being asian might, but your major shouldn't hurt you too much. Penn is known to be prestigious in pre-med, but there's no special program for it; all you have to do is take classes. </p>

<p>I'm an asian myself so I understand how it feels. We're minorities; we gotta stay together</p>

<p>I know pre-med isn't a major, but on the Common App you can still mark it as one of your interests.</p>

<p>We're ORM's unfortunately =[ </p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>Bump10char :)</p>

<p>Most likely acceptance at Pomona, Tufts, Rice, and UW.</p>

<p>Thanks :)</p>

<p>How do I look for the other schools?</p>