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Chances at SEAS

chemnerd57chemnerd57 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited September 2008 in University of Pennsylvania
Hey all, Can you chance me for SEAS ED? (Class of 2013)


* SAT Verbal:650
* SAT Math: 760
* SAT Writing: 740
* SAT Total: 2150
* SAT II: 800 Math 2/800 Chem/800 Physics
* AP/IB taken/scores: Calc,Chem, Psych, French - 5/5/5/5
* GPA weighted: 6.47/7
* GPA unweighted:3.5ish/4
* Rank or % estimate: 30/550 (just out of 5%)


* Essays: Awesome
* Teacher Recs: Both Great
* Counselor Rec: good I guess
* Hook (if any): I did research at upenn physics lab for 2 years (Im trying to get a recamendation from the professor I worked with)


* State or Country: NJ
* School Type: Public, competitive
* Ethnicity: Indian
* Gender: M
* Legacy Yes/No: No
* Recruited Yes/No: No
* Important ECs: Chess club captain (varsity 4 years), Make a wish foundation president(2 years), Math Club, chem club. Graduate of NJ Boys state leadership conference. Did research at upenn for 2 summers in physics. Won several awards at local and national science fairs. USNCO semifinalist.

By the way, my coarse load is the most rigorous. By the end of my senior year I will have taken 13 AP Tests I also skipped a year in math so I will be taking multivariable calc as a senior. I am also a year younger than the rest of my class.

Senior year course load:
AP Physics C
AP Economics (macro/micro)
AP World History
AP Bio
AP English
Multivariable Calculus

Do I stand an honest shot?
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Replies to: Chances at SEAS

  • CCFanaticCCFanatic - Posts: 453 Member
    Looks like I'm up against some stiff competition. I too have an 8002C and an 800Chem, but unlike you I have a 800M! jk (not about my stats tho). Seriously, though, just apply. We both are stereotypical asains looking to go into stereotypically asain fields. My only advice is to reach outside of Math and Science. Join a book club or something. I dunno. You have probably an avg chance. Nothing really stands out. Sorry.
  • soysauce56soysauce56 Registered User Posts: 396 Member
    mmm yeah. I could have taken Multivariable calculus since I took BC calc in Junior year. I'd be the only Senior in my school who will be taking Calc 3..independently. I imagined it to be tough from previous Seniors, who are at Penn now. I decided to slow down the pace and take AP Computer Science and learn something instead of struggling with calc 3 when I know I'll have to take it over again in college.

    I'm applying to SEAS also lol. Your 2 years at a Physics lab will help a lot. I worked at a Penn lab also, not for 2 years though. Your SAT II scores are really good...unlike me..I have no science score as of now T_T. Even though I'm Asian, hopefully my being a female will help a bit :D

    You have an average chance I'd say.
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