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What are my chances for Penn?

Millerl17Millerl17 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in University of Pennsylvania
Hi, I'm a Penn ED applicant and I was wondering if you guys could chance me for admission to Penn. Thanks!

ACT: 34
SAT II: Bio M-770 Spanish Lit-700 Chem-620
Unweighted GPA: 3.9
Top 5% of class (I assume, our school doesn't rank)
Senior year classes: AP Bio, AP Euro, AP Econ, AP Spanish, Honors Calc, Honors English, International Foods (elective), Gym
AP Scores so far: Just Psych, 5

Extracurriculars:
Boys Cross Country- Varsity 3 years, captain senior year
Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing- I have been participating since I was 5 (so for about 12 years)
National Honors Society- Grades 11 and 12 (our school inducts in 11th grade), Secretary during grade 12
DECA- two-year state finalist in my event
Transition project ambassador- I help freshmen acclimate to high school
I stayed at Penn during the summer of 2011 for a 3-week summer program

Work Experience:
I have worked at my karate school since January 2011
I refereed soccer games in my town for 3 years, after passing the necessary test

Volunteering:
I went to Costa Rica for 9 days this summer to help clean up and plant trees and crops in a small town
I volunteered at a special needs soccer clinic during my sophomore year for about 5 weeks

Essays:
My common app essay was not bad, I wrote about how i taught myself how to cook and how that has shaped me as a person
"Move" Essay- I wrote about how I was a mover, and how I would help others move by developing treatments and/or cures for neurological diseases (I want to major in Bio Bases of Behavior, I am mainly interested in neurology)
Engage academically essay- I wrote about how I would love to take advantage of the resources of Penn at the HUP, and how I already knew the city since I had spent 3 weeks over the summer there

Recommendations:
My 2 teacher recommendations were probably pretty good, they were both from teachers who really liked me and knew me as a person. One of the teachers was the person who piqued my interest in neurology
My guidance counselor also knew me pretty well, so I assume her recommendation was also pretty decent

Interview:
Pretty good I think, my interview started off kinda slowly but by the end, my interviewer was happy, as she had talked a lot in response to my questions, and she said I would fit in well at Penn and she would put in a good word for me.

Thanks!
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