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Chance me for UPenn Wharton ED. Will chance back. Thanks

SelggivcmSelggivcm Registered User Posts: 11 New Member

ACT (breakdown): 35 Math, 34 Reading, 28 English, 31 Science (32 composite) (Retaking and looking for a 34/35)
SAT I: 1470 (770 Math and 700 Verbal)
SAT II: Math 2: 800
-3.77 unweighted (5 AP's and 11 honors classes before senior year, will be taking 5 AP's senior year and 1 honors class)
-4.27 weighted before senior year
Rank-not available
AP scores: Macroeconomics: 5, Calc AB: 5, APUSH: 4, US Gov: 4, Physics 3
Senior Year Courses: AP Calc BC, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, AP Microeconomics, AP Environmental
Major Awards: High Honors every semester, Scholarship for school, AP Scholar with Distinction, NMSQT Commended Scholar (predicting myself)


Baseball: Played every year of high school
Volunteerism: Selected as a member of two service trips, one to Camden and one to a Central American country and also have another 50+ hours
NHS-Junior and Senior Year
Lifeguard: Spent two summers before Junior and Senior Year as a lifeguard. Spent summer before senior year as a head lifeguard and managed three other lifeguards under my control (It is a really small pool. Like a private neighborhood pool).
Campus Ministry Leader at High school: Helped set up, fund raise, advertise, and lead talks about homelessness around my community, talk about world hunger, and educational issues around the world.
Campus Ministry Retreat Leader: (Senior Year) Will help to lead transformative retreats
Scholar Program: Needed to be in top 10% freshmen year to be selected to join the top echelon to further studies in humanities, arts, architecture, history, math, and science. Two and a half year program
Tile Chapter-I am looking to start a TILE chapter senior year which is a program that stands for Talks in Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship.

Teacher Recommendations: Getting them from AP Calc Teacher, and Latin Teacher. AP Calc teacher likes me and I really enjoyed the class and I would always ask questions and talked to her outside of school a bunch. Latin Teacher I have had for going on four years and he knows me really well. I've talked to him about my career goals and everything and he is chill and funny and he went to Cornell too. Will probably have great recommendations.
Counselor Rec: Knows me pretty well, will be pretty good. 9/10

Essay: Planning on working my ass off on the essay and tying in my strength in volunteering and talking about what I can do for people around the world through business. Also talking about calculus and how some of the topics I learned in that class are really exciting for me and taught me how to think about business and everything in a really different way.


State (if domestic applicant): Maryland
Intended majors: Finance
School Type: Medium private, well respected
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Financial Aid-Will apply but probably won't get much.

Strengths: Volunteering?? , rigor of schedule??? (lots of APs and Honors Classes), essays might be different (and good enough hopefully) and I am going to tie in the impact of my volunteering and what i plan to do in future

Where else are you applying (feel free to chance me for these if you so choose, but you don't need to): UMD-CP, Virginia, Dartmouth, Indiana, Babson, Boston College

Please chance me for both ED and RD and tell me if there is a considerable difference in my chances! Any help, advice, and ideas are sincerely appreciated!

Replies to: Chance me for UPenn Wharton ED. Will chance back. Thanks

  • collegeready33collegeready33 Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Your stats aren't bad! I feel like your GPA is a bit low for Wharton, and I agree that maybe retaking your ACT would be a good idea. It would also help if you raised your SAT to the 1500s, and I think your ECs are about average. Your chances will improve by a lot of if you apply ED. Good luck and hopefully everything goes well for you!
  • ravensfan204ravensfan204 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    If you are able to raise the ACT to 34/45 to make up for the slightly low GPA I think you have a good shot. Good Math II score and your essay sounds like it is going to be really good, especially the ties to business for Wharton. Penn is the hardest one to get in for all of the schools you are applying to, so you will have a good shot at the rest as well.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,189 Senior Member
    Don't take chance me threads too seriously because if its one applicant chancing another applicant it is not likely to help you. For example you are not sure about your own chances of getting in so how would you know if someone else has the qualifications to get in? (chance me and I'll chance you back)

    I don't think you retaking the standardized tests over again is really going to make much difference.
    Focus on doing well senior year and use your essays to show your passion for business by mentioning business related activities you were involved in since you are applying to Wharton.

    Most applicants will have a rigorous schedule, good test scores and grades, and community service.
    Your application should reflect what makes you stand out and what value you bring to the college.
    Every college is looking to come up with a diverse class which includes students that have a variety of different experiences.

    All the colleges you mentioned are quite competitive and get more applications then they can accept. Add some match schools to your list. You shouldn't apply to only reach schools.
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