<p>haha cant believe im actually asking ppl to chance me after so many years of reading other ppl's threads.</p>
<p>I plan to major in civil engineering, a non-resident citizen currently in HK, born in US with passport and all. I'm ethnically american chinese.
I take the IB diploma in school and did GCSEs be4</p>
<p>GCSEs - 5A*4A1B, i got a B in first language chinese and A in additional mathematics - both very challenging courses.</p>
<p>Predicted - around 40/42, so probably 42-44 with TOK/EE points
HL math - 7
HL phy - 7
HL eng - 6/7 more likely 7 depending on how well my WL essay goes
HL chinese B - 7
SL chem - 7
SL history - 5/6 unsure yet</p>
<p>SAT score - 2230 (CR: 690, M:800, W:740) First time round, not planning retake
SAT II - math 800 phy 800</p>
<p>Loads of major math awards, but to pick 5:
British math Olympiad - distinction
AIME - 8 points, best in school.
HK math olympiad - placed 16th in around 1000 candidates (gold medal/top of school)
south east asia math competiton - 2nd place (2009)
purple comet international competition - school team leader - 25th in 1620 teams (honorable mention)</p>
<p>piano - taking fellowship diploma (3rd diploma) this december, already passed 2nd diploma two years ago.</p>
hosted and planned 2010 south east asia math competitoon 2010 in HK
tutor and mentor of 11th grade student for her GCSEs
student council class rep - 7th grade till now (6 years running)</p>
<p>community service/ work exp
went to dongguan china for a week to teach under-privileged primary school children english and mathematics.
2 week summer internship at a solicitor's office this coming summer, maybe get a letter of rec.</p>
11th grade - school basketball team for ESF league.
after that I am playing for a local team in a HK league - we're top of our division. </p>
<p>I'm applying to the law schools in UK but also planning to apply to US cos thats where I was born and im thinking of Berkeley, Cornell, maybe stanford or yale or penn. I know there are loads of ppl who know a ton about US universities and any feedback on chances would be really appreciated. =) thanks guys</p>