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Chances for upenn?? be honest pleaseeee

saewhan07saewhan07 Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
Right now i'm a highschool senior (just finished junior year).
My overall GPA is 3.7 (unweighted)

*Our school's "A" starts from 94% (I hope colleges consider this alot...)

In total i took 5 APs .
- Chem
- Euro
- Cal AB
- Statistic,
- Psychology

Also i took 4 SAT IIs .
- Chem: 760
- Bio: 780
- IIC: 800
- Korean: 800

My SAT is ~2200.

Extra-curriculum
- Tennis 3 years (co-captain)
- Went to Far East tournament (competition among international schools
in Asia) for tennis, twice.
- Several different community services in hospitals.
- Community service in hospital that helps illegal immigrants. (3 years) I believe this serves as an internship,too.
- UNICEF
- Vice Pres. of Chinese Club (Published Chinese magazines for school)
- Went out to the school English Tournament as a representative
of 10th grade.
- Great art work portfolio! my hobby is drawing
+and other minor stuffs..+

Thank you for reading those.
Now do i have some chances for upenn?
Please be honest and thx again!
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Replies to: Chances for upenn?? be honest pleaseeee

  • nmehta4nmehta4 Registered User Posts: 916 Member
    i dont kno too much about upenn other than its an awesome school, but seeing your stats you are right on target... maybe work a bit on your ec's and i think you'll have a better chance. you really need to apply ed or ea, i dont kno which one it is, but that will always help. good luck
  • JCoveneyJCoveney - Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    I wouldn't trust nmehta4. S/he basically admitted that they don't know anything.
  • saewhan07saewhan07 Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    more comments please??
  • JCoveneyJCoveney - Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    Here's a comment: that hair is totally not in this year.
  • theworld8905theworld8905 Registered User Posts: 601 Member
    i love how everyone is posting up thier profiles and asking other people, what are my chances of getting in? How the hell do they know. Please someone tell me what are your reasons for saying yes for any candidate when you yourself know that ivies are confusing. They are confusing in the sense that they have no "magic" formula for acceptance. There is no profile that would be a shoe in. I can tell you this for sure, colleges want well rounded people. If you are a person with very high grades but no extracurriculars, do not even bother applying. I know that is harsh since those people worked hard for their grades. But face reality, a person who slighltly lower grades and more extracurriiculars, volunteer hours... would have a better chance than you.
  • JCoveneyJCoveney - Posts: 1,504 Senior Member
    The world GETS it. But only kind of.
  • kcajgnawkcajgnaw Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    thats interesting...A=94...where do u go to school? My school starts at 93...
  • saewhan07saewhan07 Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    Its just one of private schools...
    i hate my school for its grading system damn it.

    Any more comment?; no one has actually
    commented on my chaces...
  • abcfoxabcfox Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Your chances are really good.

    Then again, they could be not so good.

    Umm... que sera sera?
  • lishnik21lishnik21 Registered User Posts: 458 Member
    my A started at a 90 at my school...and most teachers would round up from an 89.5...and if they liked you and you worked hard...possibly would round up from a little lower too...my school sucked but i guess it was pretty good on grading :)
  • saewhan07saewhan07 Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    can you just...tell me whether its match/or reacH?...
  • kevster1001kevster1001 Registered User Posts: 2,559 Senior Member
    I have never 'chanced' anybody else but this is what I get

    Penn - Slight Reach

    Though, nice numbers (SATI and SAT II scores are in good target)
    Work on your ECs
  • tm2000tm2000 Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    You are definitely a match. Your board scores are good and your ECs are neat. I am assuming you are just applying to the College also.

    I'll try to be nice, open minded, and understanding rather than most people on this board nowadays. I will, however, reitirate what they are saying in their impatient demeanor. It IS Ivy League, and there is no 'magic' formula. You are in the ball park though. That is as much as we are all saying. For some reason though, many others on this board can't accept the fact that many pre-froshes rightfully hold a perspective on college admissions that may seem silly, albeit understandable and natural, due to their life experience. Basically what I am saying is ignore the jerks. I was in your shoes too and I am glad to give back whatever I can. I recieved a lot of valuable advice from cc.com back in the day. Good luck.
  • AznN3rdAznN3rd Registered User Posts: 1,292 Senior Member
    It may be too late to say this, but you should have taken more APs. Also, I was wondering: What do you guys do in your chinese club? I thought of starting one, but I wasnt sure what the club would do during meetings.
  • someone123someone123 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    I agree with tm2000. No, we're not admissions officers and we don't really know what goes on behind the scenes, but we've been through the process before, and we can offer some tips based on our own experience. If you don't like these threads theworld8905, just don't reply to them, simple as that. Saewhan07 - I wish you the best of luck.
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