Hello! I’m a junior from NYC. Some of my top college choices right now are Yale, Middlebury, Smith, Vanderbilt, and other nescacs, ivies, and a few of the top southern universities.
gpa- 92.5 UW/ 94.57 W 100 point scale. I want to note that my gpa is lower mostly because of freshman year. My first semester that year my unweighted gpa was about 84 as opposed to 97(103 weighted) point something this past semester.
SAT- 1480(760 EBRW/ 720 math)- plan to retake
APs- Euro 4, CSP 5. This year taking APUSH(4 or 5 expected), Environmental(5 expected), English lang and comp(4 or 5 expected). Next year Calc BC, English lit, Human Geo, Macro
Clubs- Freshman: Baking a difference, Sitting with seniors (volunteering a senior centers)
Sophomore: Model UN, Society of Women Engineers(SWE)
Junior: Model UN( mentored new members), SWE, Feminist Book Club
Senior: Same as junior
Volunteering- planted garden at a city park last summer(volunteer internship)
I have been volunteering at the nature center/preserve in my neighborhood through this year and plan to continue through the summer and next year
Volunteered at library last summer
Other- photography, I was named a water ambassador for my entry into the DEP art and poetry water resources contest (I’m not sure though how competitive this award is). I have also been documenting the various plants/animals at the nature center
Environmental advocacy, made flyers for various local environmental problems and spread awareness about issues(linktree)
Was accepted to summer travel scholarship program for this summer (about 20 out of over 200 applicants accepted)
essay- I plan to write about my experience growing up with an autistic sibling (teachers have told me I’m a good writer so hopefully that’ll help lol)
Recommendations- I’m asking my APUSH teacher and my AP Environmental Science teacher. I’ve done very well in both of their classes and I really enjoyed them; I think they will be able to write good letters, and my APES teacher at least, is known for writing good ones. I don’t know my GC very well, so I expect that one will be average
Of course I don’t know if I’ll be accepted, but I’m applying for fly in programs for several of the schools I’m interested in.
Also, while I didn’t list them here, I do have some matches/safeties in mind, let me know if it’ll be useful to know what they are.
Right now I plan to major in computer science but I would like a school that is also strong in the humanities.
Any advice on how to improve my application would definitely be appreciated as well! Thank you!