<p>College and Program:*Swarthmore College, Early Decision 2</p>
SAT I (by section): 780W 770CR 720M (Total 2270)
SAT IIs: 770 Literature, 730 Math IIc
APs: I take the IB.
GPA (UW): 6.4 out of 7
Rank: School Does Not Rank</p>
<p>Awards: Honor Roll every year. Community Service Award. But these awards are only school-wide, so they're not very impressive.</p>
ECs listed on app: School Magazine Writer, Philosophy discussion club, Junior Achievement Business Programme (Sales and Marketing Director), various charity groups, Piano grade 8, guitar 2 years, school rugby team, school athletics team, muay thai, ultimate frisbee, went to Thailand and Mongolia for charity work.
Essays (subject and responses): Common app was about the photograph 'pale blue dot' and my main theme was philosophy. Might seem kind of impersonal to the adcoms, but it was definitely from the heart on my part. Why Swat essay was about 500 words, and i think it managed to convey my enthusiasm and love for the school. I'm a strong writer, and it shows.
Teacher Recs: Very good and good
Counselor Rec: Good
Applied on (EA?): Early Decision 2
Hook (if any): Sister is attending Swarthmore at the moment.
Interview: Requested, but no response.
State or Country: Hong Kong
School Type: Private, Rigorous.
<p>Comments: I was more or less going for the literary/philosophical angle on my applicant 'character'. Do you think retaking the SAT IIs is worth it? Anything glaringly obvious that I can work on? Thanks in advance everyone.</p>