UPENN RD Chances :)

<p>Gender: M
Race: Asian (Indian)
Bilingual
State: NY
College Class Year: 2012
High School: Public
Major: WHARTON<3
Income: Low income (2 older sisters in medical school) (Tuition is not a big deal for me!)</p>

<p>My ACT Composite score is a predicted 32-33 (Taking it in December)
MY SAT score is 2080
SAT Subject tests (will take in December): Math 1= 700+; United States History = 700+ </p>

<p>Weighted GPA- 94.16 :(
School Ranking: top 10 percent of my Senior Class (948 people)</p>

<p>AP Tests:
Sophomore Year: World History (2) (not going to send lol)
Junior Year: Biology (5), United States History (5), </p>

<p>Senior Year Course load:
Business Enterprise (honors) (going to go to a city wide competition, hopefully nationals; these competitions will be in spring 2012 though)
AP Government
Anatomy + Physiology (honors)
AP Art History
AP Calculus BC
English (non-honors)
(Only took honors or AP classes from the 9th grade; (took 2 non-honor classes, just for Spanish lol. And senior year English because that is all my school offers) </p>

<p>Program:
I’m in a science and math program called Carl Sagan. It’s the best program my school has to offer. We do research on plants, write research papers, present at science fairs etc. (Applied to the New York Science and Engineering Fair: one of the 200 accepted out of 1000 applicants. Did not go pass the preliminary rounds. If I went to the round after the preliminaries, I would have met Obama lol) </p>

<p>Sports:
Varsity Volleyball – 11/12 (co-captain)</p>

<p>Clubs/Teams:
President of Chess Club - 2 years
Key Club - 3 years
Red Cross Club – 3 years (Secretary 12th grade)
Math Team – 2 years </p>

<p>Honor Societies:
National Honor Society 2 years
Science Honor Society 1 year (Founder/President)
English Honor Society 1 year</p>

<p>Volunteer:
Hospital Internship – 110+ hours
Religious program – I play the drums for religious music - meets every Friday for 4 hours (I’ve been in the program since I was 10)<br>
Temple – I participate in youth programs at my temple – I go every Sunday for 4 hours (I’ve been going to my temple since I was born, literally lol)</p>

<p>Job:
Lakeview Tutoring Services Est. 2009: (Founder/CEO): I had problems with money in my house, dad unemployed, mom sick and then got a low wage job. My two sisters were in Medical School, they had loans, but they also needed some sort of money from parents. I needed to help my family somehow by doing something I’m good at, (not selling drugs haha), so I started a Tutoring Company by myself. Then after 2 years of tutoring kids for an average of $10 an hour, I made approximately 60 dollars a school week, along with 40-50 dollars on the weekends, I can say I made over 3000 dollars all together.
My Essay will most likely be on the fact that I had struggles in my family financially and health wise. (when applying to business schools I guess)</p>

<p>Recommendations: (Taking 2 only)
1) AP Biology teacher (got a 5 on the test, 88 in the class) I am very close to him, He is also a supervisor in Carl Sagan (the math/science program I am in) where we bonded a lot. We are basically have a friend relationship, student/teacher relationship only during class.
2) The Assistant Principal of Math. She was my teacher for Trigonometry during my sophomore year. She will write only good things about me.
3) Business Teacher (helped me start up my business) He wants me to write it for him LOL.
4) Spanish Teacher (Best friends, seriously) she let me write up my recommendation LOL again…. haha</p>

<p>I guess my major weakness is my UNWEIGHTED GPA : (
Also would will my Extracurricular load hurt me?</p>

<p>bummmmmmppppp</p>

<p>Although nothing stands out and only 12 percent or so get accepted RD. How are your essays - they are as important or more than GPA or SATs.</p>

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9 percent.</p>

<p>My son got accepted ED last year. I think his essays made the difference event though he had great grades and SATs. THe whole chance process ignores the essays so candidates that look good on paper may not be viable and the reverse based on the essays. 9 percent is incredible.</p>

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Actually, now that I've taken the time to do the math, it's 9.7%:</p>

<p>31,663 (total applicants) - 4,571 (ED applicants) = 27,092 + 1,100 (ED applicants deferred to RD) = 28,192 (total applicants in RD round)</p>

<p>3,935 (total accepted applicants) - 1,192 (applicants accepted during ED round) = 2,743 (applicants accepted during RD round)</p>

<p>2,743/28,192 = 9.7% (RD acceptance rate)</p>

<p>Penn</a> Admissions: Incoming Class Profile</p>

<p>But that's still incredible. :)</p>

<p>ESSAY TOPIC:</p>

<p>I had problems with money in my house, dad unemployed, mom sick and then got a low wage job. My two sisters were in Medical School, they had loans, but they also needed some sort of money from parents. I needed to help my family somehow by doing something I’m good at, (not selling drugs haha), so I started a Tutoring Company by myself. Then after 2 years of tutoring kids for an average of $10 an hour, I made approximately 60 dollars a school week, along with 40-50 dollars on the weekends, I can say I made over 3000 dollars all together.
My Essay will most likely be on the fact that I had struggles in my family financially and health wise.</p>

<p>any suggestions, thoughts?</p>

<p>Good luck. I hope you are successful telling your story.</p>

<p>what are my chances now? my essays will be 8-9/10 hopefully lol</p>