*UPenn ED Chance*

<p>Early decision applicant for the Health and Societies major at UPenn's College of Arts and Sciences. Essay is strong. Good recommendations. </p>

<p><strong>Please chance me - eager to hear what you all think.</strong></p>

<p>*School Type:
Large distinguished public school</p>

<p>*Class Size (school does not rank):
741</p>

<p>*Unweighted GPA:
3.68 (this is killing me...)</p>

<p>*Weighted GPA (5.0 for AP, 4.6 for Honors, 4 for Regular):
3.92</p>

<p>*Number of AP and Honors courses I have taken:
14</p>

<p>*SAT scores:
Superscore = 2250 (800 M + 740 W + 710 CR)
Highest Single-Sitting = 2190 (740 M + 740 W + 710 CR)</p>

<p>*SAT II Scores:
Math II = 780
Biology E = 700 (disappointed)</p>

<p>*AP Scores, past and planned exams (only if they're going on the application)
AP Biology = 5
AP Calculus AB = 5
AP Macroeconomics = will take at the end of this year, expect a 5</p>

<p>*ECs:
School-
1. Class Council President (2009-Present)
- Manage fundraisers for the benefit of the class, and earned $5000+ to date
- Lead and supervise 30+ members during council meetings
- Reintroduced Homecoming Dance last year, after 28 years (is now an annually sold-out event with 850 attendees)
- Reinvented school's approach to Homecoming event
2. Student Council President (2008-2009)
- Organized a leukemia and food bank charity drive and collected $2500+ and 100+ non-perishable food items
- Negotiated budget/prices for school events
- Lead and supervised over 20 members during council meetings
3. Student Council Executive Board (2009-Present)
- Negotiate budget/prices for school events
- Lead and supervise over 20 members during council meetings
4. German Honor Society (2010-Present)
5. Pre-Med Club
6. International Club</p>

<p>*Programs-
1. Boys State American Legion Program- 1 of 4 chosen/recommended to represent my high school (Summer 2011)
2. Foundation for Teaching Economics' Economics for Leaders Summer Program- Highly Selective (Summer 2011)
3. Middlesex County College High School Scholars Program (Took a Mathematics of Finance Course in Spring 2011)
4. Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Safety Ambassador Program (2009-2010)
- Educated children ages 7-8 in a local elementary school about public safety measures
- Created interactive presentations to effectively communicate the subject matter to students</p>

<p>*Community-
1. Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Volunteer (300+ hours, April 2009-Present)
2. East Brunswick Rescue Squad Cadet (35+ hours, July 2011-Present)
- Assist EMTs and Medics to provide care to ill persons</p>

<p>*Employment-
1. SAT Tutor (August 2011-Present)
- 4-6 hours/week for all 3 sections of SAT
- have tutored 4 kids thus far
- earn $30/hr, save most income</p>

<p>*Honors/Awards-
1. Student of the Month (September 2011)
- chosen/recommended over 740 other students for overall combination of community service, leadership, and grades
2. Public Speaking Class- Most Likely to Become a Politician Award
3. Recognized for overall exemplary performance as Class Council President
4. National Society of High School Scholars Member</p>

<p>I think you'll get it, especially because you're applying ED.</p>

<p>While your GPA isn't phenomenal, you have strong ECs that make up for it, at least in my opinion.</p>

<p>Thank you Slicekick! I hope UPenn admissions will consider my ECs as strongly as you did :)</p>

<p>b.u.m.p...</p>

<p>You look well qualified for Penn, but your GPA is a tad low for them! I'm suprised you aree only seending 2 AP scores though! Good luck and I hope you get in! :)</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1232794-final-chance-thread-will-chance-back.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1232794-final-chance-thread-will-chance-back.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Good ECs but Upenn is a reach for people with perfect gpas so id say high reach.
Chance back: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1233558-my-story-will-my-dream-schools-understand.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1233558-my-story-will-my-dream-schools-understand.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thank you all for your opinions! More chances would be greatly appreciated as well.</p>

<p>Additional comments / questions:
My GPA is a 4.5 weighted for this quarter, and I expect to close my senior year with something similar. My courses are just as rigorous as they have previously been, however I guess this increase is due to the fact that my classes interest me much more, and I also do have fewer obligations to worry about.
So will colleges notice this (specifically UPenn)? And will my GPA this year average into my overall GPA for scholarships (like the presidential scholarship at Rutgers)?
I have my interview this week and I am looking to bring this issue up some how.
Any tips for the interview?</p>

<p>Reach- at best, I predict a deferral, so have those other apps ready.</p>