I'll be providing my statistics below; please give me some feedbacks... That whether I am a good candidate for the University of Pittsburgh.
Okay, so, I came to the United States three years ago. At first, it was really hard to coop with my new circumstances, but then a lot of people helped me to overcome it. I came from a middle eastern country, where I was almost pretty much a low end average student, I struggled with academics a lot! I never had an A, not even in a health class. I MOSTLY had B's and C's... And a few D'S. No one had a hope for my future because I was literally that dumb! My parents spent tons of money for tutoring and memory booster programs, but again no use! Coming to the US was a big turning point in my life, the person that I used to be completely changed. It was kinda late when I took studies seriously. Below mentioned is what I have achieved since the time I have changed. If I mention this story on my app, what do you think my chances are? Please critic it, I am okay with that
I WAS PLACED IN AVERAGE LEVEL CLASSES WHEN I CAME TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO GIVE ME A PLACEMENT TEST BECAUSE I ENROLLED A WEEK BEFORE THE SCHOOL STARTED. BUT I WORKED MY WAY THROUGH AND BY SENIOR I AM AN AP STUDENT FOR ALL MAIN SUBJECTS EXCEPT ENGLISH, WHICH I AM AN ACCELERATED STUDENT!
Leveling at my school:
1) Academic (Regular)
So far, Until my Junior year, I have taken 9 Accelerated courses, 4 Honors.
For 12th Grade, I have been rostered for AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Psychology, Accelerated Humanities, PFE (Professional Field Experience), ELL Peer Tutoring.
Also, some community college courses, like American history, etc.
My GPA (In a 100 Percentile) is 95% (Weighted). My school is considered as one of the harder schools.
I recently took the SAT's and got 1120 ( Not too happy about it)
1) Lankenau Hospital (11th - 12th Grade)
2) Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (11th Grade)
3) Elementary School Tutoring (Math) (10th Grade)
4) High School Tutoring (French) (10th Grade)
5) Hamper Shop of Lankenau (11th Grade)
6) ROC - Freshmen Orientation Helper (11th -12th Grade)
7) Church - Plays Piano, Give sermon's etc. (9th - 12th Grade)
8) Chorus - 11th - 12th Grade
9) Concert Choir - 12th Grade
Anti-Bully Club (Attended conferences on representing the club)
Annenberg Science Symposium (Research on Zika Virus, etc. and did presentations at hospitals)
Teens for Christ
** Doing a research on Biochem **
** Currently Shadowing a couple of Cardio Surgeons, along with volunteering in the same unit. **
Student Government (11th - 12th Grade)
Badminton Club's president (11th - 12th Grade)
National Honors Society
National English Honors Society
Distinguished Honors throughout high school (Didn't even miss one!)
Please give me some feedbacks on my statistics. My intended major is Biochemistry (Major), Pre-Medicine Program.
Thanks A lot