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Please chance my ED hopes at Wharton

pandaman0005pandaman0005 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
First off, I just want to congratulate everyone who has gotten into Wharton early decision. I'm a junior right now, and I just wanted to evaluate my chances of acceptance...it is my dream school after all. Please be honest, and don't hold back any criticism. Thank you for your time, and I wish you all happy holidays and good fortune with your future endeavors.

This is just a few stuff from the top of my head...my objective for Penn is a B.S. econ concentration marketing, management, retail and a B.A. in global analysis

-3.94 unweighted (freshman and sophomore year; I went through a rough patch second semester of sophomore year, and my GPA dropped significantly--from 3.98 to 3.94; it'll probably go up (as long as I don't fail my finals) after this semester)
-Top 3 percent (school doesn't weight grades)
-Competitive public school; ranked number one in state
-7 AP courses, 6 honor courses, 2 advanced activity courses/year; Score of 5: World History, European History; will take US History, Biology, Calc AB, Calc BC, Lit and self study psychology and environmental science for the end of this year
-PSAT: 234
-SAT: TBD; SAT II World History: 800, SAT II Math II: 800, will take SAT II Bio and SAT II US History at the end of this school year

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Replies to: Please chance my ED hopes at Wharton

  • kclee12kclee12 - Posts: 81 Junior Member
    you said your a junior so what are you doing here! go out and have fun. your still early.
  • heygirlhey!heygirlhey! Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    I second that ^ ^ ^

    But 72 hours a week in EC's?? Admissions officers may find that somewhat hard to believe, though you do seem quite ambitious...
  • pandaman0005pandaman0005 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    My academics always come second to my extra-curricular. I only spend 2 hrs a day on school work. Reason I'm applying to Wharton is b/c of its practical education. I can't stand just learning about theories. Need to get out and do things -_-
  • pandaman0005pandaman0005 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    I go to bed at 3 AM every weekday and at 12 AM every weekend...massive bags under the eyes -_-
  • QuakerOats415QuakerOats415 Registered User Posts: 697 Member
    Yeah your credentials seem amazing but it's possible that adcom could look at all that stuff and just say there's too much super-robot do-it-all stuff going on here.

    whats your ethnicity/gender?
  • pandaman0005pandaman0005 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    I'm unfortunately asian (chinese)

    But also male and first generation (dunno if it'll help)

    I guess I'm counting on being a male and wanting to pursue a retail concentration?

    Should I cut some of my extra-curriculars like Academic Superbowl and DECA and just mention the awards I've won from those activites?
  • pandaman0005pandaman0005 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    I'm sending a supplemental activities resume that elaborates on my internships, maybe summer programs, and school activities

    I'm also sending a supplmental arts activity for all my performing arts...sending in an orchestra, an choral and a violin solo recording...should be around 10 minutes?
  • Cougar09Cougar09 Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    Dude calm down.... if your stuff is legit, I think you have a very good chance. Nothing is certain with admissions though.
  • MillhouseMillhouse Registered User Posts: 1,102 Member
    yea on the same thread earlier today i said nobody cares about internships he declined
  • cmburns14cmburns14 Registered User Posts: 258 Junior Member
    how does one get an M&A summer analyst position at HSBC while still in high school? This has to be one of the most coveted assignments for university juniors, four years ahead of you. Are you the son of the CEO perhaps :)
  • upw22upw22 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 145 Junior Member
    solidly embarrassing that you just got called out on a blatant lie...on CC
  • QuakerOats415QuakerOats415 Registered User Posts: 697 Member
    rofl dude how sick would it be if he took his last name, put it first and became a rapper named Chai T
  • ExcursionsExcursions Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Hahaha what a tool. Also, that is brilliant QuakerOats.
  • upw22upw22 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 145 Junior Member
    And he could rap about turning down internships...or maybe not who knows lol

    Panda...I think you deserve chance to defend yourself if your whole chance thread is legit...or give an explanation on why you would lie if aaaaassd is right
  • MrInvisible9k1MrInvisible9k1 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    And next time, do some math. If you are going to exaggerate, then atleast add up your hours. There are 168 hours in a week (24*7)

    Do Something; 10 hours a week
    HiLite; 13 hours a week
    Student Government; 10 hours a week
    Key Club; 5 hours a week (yes you were vice president, but you lost that position last year)
    Academic Super Bowl; 5 hours a week
    DECA; 5 hours a week
    Symphony Orchestra; 9 hours a week
    -Indianapolis Children's Choir; 5-15 hours a week (ill take the average of 10 hours)
    -Bitwise Fellows 10-15 hours a week (ill take the rounded average of 13 hours per week)
    -14 hours for homework (you even said in another post, i spend 2 hours/day on homework)...

    10+13+10+5+5+5+9+10+13+14=94 hours.
    Now thats not so bad, except we have a few problems with this

    1. We are assuming that RIGHT after you finish an EC, you AUTOMATICALLY start the next EC
    2. We are assuming that you can travel at light speed, so when you go downtown to your choir practices, it takes you 0 seconds.

    Of course these things arent true. Im pretty sure you spend atleast a total of 2 hours/day for 7 days (14 hours) doing these things, since it seems like your ECs are broad.


    Oh wait, but then you go to 8 HOURS/DAY AT SCHOOL. Let me just do 8*5=40 (we wont even include your time on the bus/driving to school).

    So basically, you have 168-148=20 hours to SLEEP, EAT, TAKE SHOWERS, POST FALSE STATS ON CC...

    Hmm so apparently you average less than 3 hours per day doing all of these combined activites...

    And of course, this is also taking into account that you have to do some of these ECs (like Symphony Orchestra) at like 12:00 midnight (since if we just take the 6:00 AM-6:00 PM activies-when MOST people do their ECs, youll be getting negative hours)...
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