Yet another chance thread, but hey worth a shot

<p>Lets see...
Nationality: International (Peru)
Sex: Female
School:Private </p>

<p>School:
Class Size: approx 100
Rank: Not sure top 5% for sure
Curriculum: Full IB diploma with double languages in A1 HL (english and spanish)
Grades: Solid, Merit Scholar all through HS (average in IB 6.8/7 average in GPA 4.0)</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
- Taekwondo national champion all through middle school (stopped practicing when I noticed it was consuming my life) alot of medals
- Debate National Team with two World Schools Debating Championships (Athens 09', Doha 10' and a planned Dundee 11') Dundee as team captain probably.
- Editor-in-chief of my schools Spanish newspaper (10th, 11th)
- Debate Club at school (vice president & run every meeting) & Debate mentoring for middle school (run meetings)
- Varsity Soccer goalie (9th, 10th, 11th)
- Translator (English - Spanish) for an organization trying to improve teaching in Peruvian public schools.
- Outdoor Adventure Education (camping all throughout Peru)
- Writing Resource Center writing consultant (help HS students with their writing)</p>

<p>Tests:
SAT Waiting on June Results for writing and math
CR: 720 (from Jan. date)
Math: ?
Writing: probably 700+
Aiming for a 2100, since schools here don't really give much importance to the SAT and we do not cover most of the topics needed. Ex. Never had a grammar class in my life (hopefully colleges will be lenient on the scores considering my grades)</p>

<p>Subject Tests (expected)
English lit: 700+
Bio: hard to guess but im thinking also in the low 700's
Spanish: 800 (definitely) </p>

<p>Summer:
- World Schools Debating Championship (Feb 09', Feb 10') (Winter trainings Sept - Dec, 11 hrs/week, Summer Trainings Jan 25 hrs/week)
- Harvard Summer School (Journalism and History. B+ for both and 8 undergraduate credits) (July 09')
- Exploration Summer Camp @ Yale (Economics and Law) (July 08')
- Summer Camp student aid for climbing wall at my school (Jan 08')</p>

<p>Awards:
- Merit Scholar all through High School
- Spanish Journalism Award
- 1st place Southern American Athletic Conference Soccer (Nov 09')
- Top 50 ESL speakers @ WSDC</p>

<p>Hooks:
I'm guessing debate for the most part.</p>

<p>Chance me for:
Columbia
Princeton
Amherst
NYU
Northwestern
Boston College
University of Chicago</p>

<p>bump, chance me please</p>

<p>C'mon do it for the FIFA World Cup Inauguration</p>

<p>Where are you gonna ED to?</p>

<p>not sure yet, probably none</p>

<p>+Gun ur SAT down (2200+)<br>
+"wrap up" ur debate in ur essays. emphasize it as it is internationally, sth unique of u, then i call it</p>

<p>Amherst
NYU
Northwestern
Boston College
University of Chicago Possible Matches
Ivies are reaches for everyone.
check out some safety schools also
and dont apply aid plz, esp for NYU, and BC</p>

<p>thanks! any more chances please</p>

<p>Hi, I was just wondering wht TAHUNGANH said 'dont apply aid plz'... </p>

<p>Hullomate - I think you have really great chances at getting into those schools, if you check the common application or college board website you will see that your SAT grades are really good for all of them. I am guessing all you really need to do at this moment is make a great admission essay for those uni's, and emphasize your strengths and the fact that you grew up at a different surrounding from most applicants (being an international student).</p>

<p>What are you majoring in? If its into arts and sciences I would say
Match
Boston College
New York University
Northwestern
University of Chicago
Amherst College</p>

<p>If you can get your SATs up to 2200+ I would say that you have a good shot at the Ivies.</p>

<p>Hi cammms
being intenational myself, i saw my seniors got "wasted", denied admission when applying aid even though their capabilities are there. NYU and BC do not provide aid to internationals. as well as the aid is extremely limited to other schools on her list, well maybe except amherst?</p>

<p>double posted</p>

<p>As TAHUNGANH said, NYU and BC do not provide financial aid to international students.</p>

<p>...............................# of Int'l Students....# Awarded Aid.....Average Award</p>

<p>Amherst College.................112.........................75..................$38,395
Columbia University............848.........................34..................$25,000
Northwestern University......401.........................10..................$39,300
Princeton University............414..........................91..................$24,774
University of Chicago..........363.........................30..................$35,500</p>

<p>Update: Apparently I'm "hooked" (and not on crack)</p>

<p>My mother knows some people (who know me of course) that might be able to put in a good word for me.</p>

<p>For instance, a pretty important figure (ex prime minister, ex minister of economy, and current presidential candidate) is one of my mother's best friends and coworkers and also a princeton interviewer who agreed to write me a reccomendation.</p>

<p>Also she knows one of the department heads at harvard but i dont know him.</p>

<p>I know the last one probably wont help me, but will the recommendation boost my chances? (He has known me since I was very young)</p>