<p>Okay, after much thought, I decided to go for it (<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-pennsylvania/1231456-jerome-fisher-ed-rd-dilemma.html%5B/url%5D">http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-pennsylvania/1231456-jerome-fisher-ed-rd-dilemma.html</a>)</p>
<p>I will be applying ED to the M&T program, and also asking to be considered an ED candidate for Wharton.
I will be applying for (lots of desperately needed) financial aid.
International student (dual US/Israel citizenship).</p>
<p>(*) SAT I - 2220 - CR 800; M 740; W 680 (yep. I know its bad, but I'm not a native speaker of English, so I hope they consider that)</p>
<p>(*) SAT II - Math II 800; Math I 770; Modern Hebrew 800</p>
<p>(*) Weighted GPA (correction from last thread) - 108.7 (out of 100)</p>
<p>(*) No Reported Rank</p>
<p>(*) No APs and such available in my country</p>
<p>(*) 4 year military service (3 mandatory; 1 for the extremely prestigious program I was in) in intelligence corps. Served in the Israeli military's elite technological unit as an NCO and commander.</p>
<p>(*) 3 years (10th-12th) of prominent leadership positions in the Israeli Scouts. In senior year, I was co-director a 900-member scout tribe (this was way more than a full time job, and I still managed to do well in school)</p>
<p>(*) In addition to leadership positions in the scouts, I headed many construction projects (they are impressive -- I emailed an admissions rep some pics and got a very positive reaction; will submit my designs as an addendum, as I was instructed)</p>
<p>(*) During my military service, I founded (w/ friends and two software engineers we hired) a tech startup for mobile payments. Eventually, it ended up failing (but I learned a lot from the experience, and I hope it showed in my essay about it).</p>
<p>(*) Paid work - between graduation and enlistment, worked for three months full time as a shift manager at a pizza place.
[Should I submit this? Would it even help?]</p>
<p>(*) School Robotics Team</p>
<p>All four (teacher, advisor, commanding officer, and boss at scouts) should be great.
They have all told that this is the best rec they have written.</p>
<p>I think they're pretty good, but that doesn't necessarily mean much (also thought my SAT essay was ok, and I got an 8).
- CommonApp essay tells the story of how I founded my company.
- M&T one talks about my service and dreams of getting into the field of VC.
- Penn essay still needs work, but it talks a bit about my decision-making process and from there explains why penn.</p>
<p>(*) Legacy applying ED.</p>
<p>(*) Don't know if this a hook per se, but I wll be 22 (after 4 yrs in the army) by the next school year, and I think they might have interest in mixing up the undegrad community with more experienced and mature students.</p>
<p>(*) Yet another jew applying to Penn..? jk</p>
<p>Any ideas? Would appreciate any suggestion (I have not submitted the app yet)!!</p>