Hey guys, I’m current high school senior about to turn in my ED application to upenn (im applying to college of arts and sciences) but I’m just anxious about it and would like some insight about my chances.
Weighted Average: 97.6 (my freshmen year grades were kind of low but they got better and they were the best junior year)
Subject tests: Math II (800), Chem (790)
AP Exams: Gov, chem, physics 1, bc calc, lang (all 5’s)
Currently taking Georgia Tech Dual enrollment class, physics c, ap bio
EC’s: played violin for 12 years, spend at least 2 hours a day practicing, won 2nd or 3rd place in many state competitions, all state orchestra every year, take private lessons at university of ga;;;; rock climbing for 2.5 years, go 3 times a week for practice, place in top 10 for local climbing competitions, went to southeast regionals;;;;i volunteer at emory during the summer to play violin in the lobby every week for the patients there;;;; was a finalist for the Georgia Governer’s honors program, part of Beta club (started in junior year though) and my schools National Honor Society chapter, and class representative (but only in senior year); secretary of this music club at my school that plays music for senior homes
It might seem at first that i shouldn’t be so dramatic but the reasons i’m anxious is first, im trying to apply as a biochem major cuz im pretty good at STEM and i want to do medicine when im older, but i dont have many extracurrculars relating to science, like science olympiad or hosa. second, i don’t have many leadership positions in clubs at school, different to what many people at my school have. they’re presidents of huge clubs at my school and go to like state conventions for those and win awards etc, but I never really did that cuz i was busy for violin, etc.
I’m from GA, and penn accepts like 40ish people from here each year i think, so around half should make it in ED, but im just scared that I might seem subpar to those who are leaders of clubs at my school. Like I’ve taken the initiative to volunteer by myself and have commitments to violin and climbing, but would my one club secretary position be enough to put me in the likely applicant pool?
also im asian if that makes things slightly worse (according to the news)
Sorry this is really long I’m just actually really anxious about this right now and need feedback to ease my mind :’)
TLDR; im applying to upenn college of arts and sciences ed have good stats and many EC’s with dedication to them (violin for 12 years, rock climbing for 2 1/2, participated in many competitions for both), but i only have one school club officer position, which is secretary of one music club that volunteers. would that be enough to give me a good shot at upenn, when there are people are presidents of huge clubs and go to conventions and win awards and stuff?