So this school has been my first choice since I was like 13...

<p>...and I pretty much would do anything to get in after visiting the campus. Seriously, I spent a weekend there and it was amazing. I'm planning on applying ED.</p>

<p>I'm a junior at a pretty competitive public school in CT.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.9 UW (school doesn't rank or weight GPAs)
SAT: 800 Math, 790 Writing, 760 CR
SATII: World History 800; Physics 720
APs: World History 5; Physics 4; just took US History, Lang/Comp, Psychology and Biology.</p>

Internship at _______ Business Journal since 2009 (I also write in it sometimes, if that helps).
Copy Editor for School Newspaper
VP of Publicity for FBLA
Historian for DECA
Varsity Tennis (first singles)
Concertmaster for city youth orchestra, went to Europe on tour last year.
Violin Teacher for a couple of kids (haha, I pretty much just convinced my friends' siblings to let me teach them)
VP of Student Peace Alliance
Founded a Habitat for Humanity Club
Yearbook Section Editor
Leadership position for Model UN
Secretary for Science Olympiad
Student Senate (since freshman year)
Volunteer at Nursing Home, Habitat for Humanity, Hospital, Summer Camp, as a tutor (over 1000 hours)
Job at local library</p>

<p>Awards: Dupont Essay Honorable, Ayn Rand Essay Semifinalist, Essay competiton at local university, violin stuff, newspaper stuff, Nationals for FBLA and DECA, more club awards, school awards, Scholastic Gold Key, just a lot of little local things. </p>

<p>Summer Stuff: volunteering, extensive traveling, took English courses at local university, TASP this summer, summer program at university sophomore year, theory classes, internships</p>

<p>I'm Asian, upper middle class. you know, all that stuff. I know it kinda seems like I'm really stereotypically, especially with my tennis/violin haha. Seriously, after that weekend, I've started to motivate myself a lot more. Any advice on how to get accepted here would be extremely appreciated. Thanks.</p>

<p>Thank you.</p>

<p>I would be surprised if you were not accepted. Hopefully, you got mostly 5's on your recent AP exams. Your 4 in physics is the only blemish on an otherwise great resume.</p>

<p>is a 4 really that big of a blemish, or a blemish at all.</p>

<p>i dont think so... i got in ED with a 4 and three 5s</p>

<p>a 4 is not a blemish at all (according to my counselor, former admissions rep @ stanford); don't worry about it.</p>

<p>Are you applying to CAS or Wharton ED? CAS you'll probably get in.</p>

<p>I'm going to apply to CAS. Haha good; I was so pleased with my 4...
Thank you for your replies.</p>

<p>Never have dream schools - that is dreams of school. Have only nightmares.</p>

<p>I really meant no offense by the term blemish. AP scores (and SAT scores for that matter) are some of the few quantitative measures admission officers can use to compare different candidates. Unfortunately, Penn will not give you a course credit for a score below 5.</p>