Yale & Brown

<p>I'm a junior, but I'm considering applying EA for Yale. (I can't apply ED for Brown because it's binding and I need to see financial aid offers). So yeah, chances for Yale and Brown?</p>

<p>Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Hispanic
State of Residency: Louisiana
Type of High School: Public (Not charter)</p>

<p>SAT I: 2180 (800 W, 690 CR, 690 M)
SAT IIs: 710 Literature, 690 U.S. History, 650 Biology
ACT: 33 Composite (36 English, 33 Reading, 32 Math, 30 Science)
GPA: 3.94 (out of 4.0)
AP Exam Scores: English Language, 5 - U.S. History, 4 - Biology, 4
Rank: 2/85
^^(My class was about 200 in freshmen year, but we have a huge dropout rate. We have 135 kids now, but I'm guessing about 85 will get a diploma).</p>

<p>EC's:
Debate - 9, 10, 11, 12 (Captain) [State Runner-Up: Lincoln Douglas]
Varsity Swimming - 9, 10, 11, 12 (Captain) [Conference Champions]
Future Business Leaders of America - 10, 11, 12 (President) [National Qualifier]
City Youth Council (Community Service) - 10, 11, 12</p>

<p>My intended major is English Language and Literature - General.
So... what exactly are my chances, anyone?</p>

<p>Your ECs are sparse but solid. Your scores aren't great, but they certainly won't render you unacceptable. Because of your hook, I would say you are looking pretty good for all colleges. Good luck.</p>

<p>Hispanic from Louisiana, great rank reasonable scores, good shot.</p>

<p>Thanks!
Also, is it worth applying EA for Yale or should I just wait?</p>

<p>If you don't have another school that you want to apply early to more, you might as well apply EA.</p>

<p>silverturtle- Alright, I probably will do EA. Also, should I submit a poem of mine as a supplementary material? It's a page long and won a school contest, everyone thought it was fantastic, etc. etc. It's a Shakespearian-type thing, and I'm an English major so I thought it might be a good idea...?</p>

<p>Sounds like a good idea to me.</p>

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<p>I would try and get your reading score above 700, but everything else looks great!</p>

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Also, should I submit a poem of mine as a supplementary material? It's a page long and won a school contest, everyone thought it was fantastic, etc. etc. It's a Shakespearian-type thing, and I'm an English major so I thought it might be a good idea...?

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<p>They generally advise against sending supplementary materials. I'd send an entire portfolio if you're an exceptional creative writer and think it'll make a difference (ie, if they send it to the English dept, will anyone be impressed?).</p>

<p>AHN1245 - Yes! I'm really hoping that'll happen when I retake it in the fall haha.</p>

<p>Glassesarechic - I read up on it, and apparently they'd rather me submit a short (1-5 page) piece of writing if I'm going to submit. Everyone, from my English AP teacher to my parents, thought it was my best work yet. But as for impressing Yale & Brown English professors.... haha, I'm not sure they would be impressed</p>

<p>I still think that you should send it.</p>

<p>Given your hook, I would say you will probably get into at least one of them.</p>

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But as for impressing Yale & Brown English professors.... haha, I'm not sure they would be impressed

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<p>That's not going to be a problem. Professors don't read applications, admissions staff does.</p>

<p>^ The admissions officers can pass on the material to the English department.</p>

<p>But would they bother to?</p>

<p>Hmm... this is a dilemma. Haha. I guess I'll send that one poem, and nothing else.</p>

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