My kid wants to go to Penn more than anything. I went to grad school there.
She was told by her counselor to apply ED to Northwestern because she has a better chance of getting in. I say, apply ED to Penn if its your first choice, but she feels that she has little chance of getting in.
GPA 4.06 (includes 2 APs, Weighted) taking 5 APs this year.
SAT 700 M 710 CR 800 Writing SAT II pending
Class rank Private School in the South, doesn't rank
Academic Awards: School Book award (11)
APs Art Hist 5
Eng Lit 4
ECs: Captain of Rowing team (Varsity letter 9,10,11) State 2nd place (10), 3d place US Rowing National Meet (11) Assume no recruiting action, they only recruit a handful.
Debate (9,10,11) Won a few top speaker awards
Some volunteer work