Hello there, one of my first posts here
Demographics: South Asian Male Status: Undocumented DACA, Divorced Father is Green Card, Brother is a US Citizen in the US Army. Income: 0k for the past two years, going on with around $24,000 from my brother abroad who provides money.
Stats: GPA: UW ~3.75 Weighted 4.9/5.33
Lives in: Suburbs of Chicago, grew up in the suburbs my whole since my family moved here when I was three.
ACT: 35 SAT 2: Chemistry 760, Math II 800, Biology E 720 (oof) Senior Courseload: AP Physics C E/M and Mechanics, AP Economics Micro and Macro, AP Calculus BC, AP Spanish 6, AP Literature and Composition, and Symphonic Wind. My school does not offer AP to sophomores, but I will have taken 12 AP course by the end of the senior year with all my other classes that aren’t AP being High Honors courses.
Can speak 3 languages fluently (Korean, English, Spanish) and Japanese slightly. I have received the Bronze award for the National Spanish exam and have been taking Spanish for 6 years (Year 6 in High school, but really I have been taking Spanish since I was in elementary school).
EC: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Played at Carnegie Hall this Spring, School Pep Band Leader, Korean Culture Club Leader, 200+ Hours at the Northshore University HealthSystem (Conjunction with UChicago! Coincidence??), Aquarium Fanatic (Breed, sell, and trade aquarium fish, plants, and etc), Neurology research at Feinberg (Northwestern) for a whole summer and continuing; Published medical research case on fistulas as first author, worked at my aunts Cafe for around 24 hours a week during the past two summers, host the official community server and work with the game developers for a popular game (Rusted Warfare), co-manages part of the Chicago aquatic plant society where I do my aquarium stuff, Solo Drone photographer and avid member of Sky Pixel.
Awards: Youth Volunteer recognition for Northshore Community Hospital, Premio de Bronce for the National Spanish Exam, Honor Rolls all 4 years high school.
Hooks? DACA, No income (from parents), divorced parents, but still am doing well.
Antihooks: No income ;( [I’m counted as international but not completely since DACA) and I’m an Asian male.
Essays: Really weird. Quirky but really speaks true to who I am with my AP Lang and AP Lit (same teacher) saying they are really good. 9.5/10 and 10/10 for the weird one.
Common App is just good: around 8.5-9/10
LOR: STELLAR. English teacher and AP Chem teacher who I am the assistant teacher for her class this year. 10/10 and 10/10
I am ED 1 UChicago, it has been my dream school since it’s…freaking HOGWARTS
That was a lot of text, but thanks to those who read it or tried to read it haha!