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ShivenShiven Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in University of Rochester
I'm a male from Colorado - being forced to apply as an international student since my citizenship is still indian < (how does this affect my chances?)
I did an on-campus interview and that went great i think.

SAT: 2060
Writing - 730
Reading - 640
Math - 690

ACT: 32
English - 34
Math - 30
Reading - 31
Science - 32

(i'm taking this again this saturday, so hopefully i'll improve a LITTLE bit)

IB Program Diploma Graduate
GPA - 3.65
Class Rank - Top 25 percent (it's a bit low)
Senior Year - 6 IB Classes

- JV and Varsity football (10th-12th)
- City Cricket team (10th-12th)
- Clarinet (since 4th grade)
- Presidential Service Award (300ish hours of service)
- 8th place in national french contest - nationwide (9th grade)
- Gold Medalist in national Latin contest - nationwide (9th grade)
- trilingual?

That's all i can think of for now. Let me know how i fare... thanks.
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  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Registered User Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    Your ACT is good. Your GPA and rank are a little low; those may hurt you a little. 6 IB classes will help with course rigor. Your ECs are pretty good.

    I think you could be a match. It will depend on how they weigh the rank with everything else.
  • ShivenShiven Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    Thanks... i hope they do not take class rank into too much consideration. There are simply too many students in my school outside of the IB program who take simple classes and get 4.0's... which kills my rank.
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Registered User Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    wait, don't your IB and AP courses (if you have AP courses) have the 5.0 weights? if they don't, then that is a disadvantage b/c a lot of people could take easy classes and get higher ranks
  • ShivenShiven Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member

    we dont get weighted for ib/ap... which means that people can take easy easy classes and match us gpa wise.
  • MADadMADad Registered User Posts: 2,023 Senior Member
    If your GPA is unweighted, then schools will take the rigor of your schedule into account. We heard one admissions counselor (not at UR) explain that they unweigh all the GPA's, then assign a 'difficulty of schedule' rating to each student.

    You should be OK
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Registered User Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    i thought AP was required to be 5.0 b/c college board regulates that?

    and i'm not sure about IB (not at my school)
  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 9,808 Senior Member
    Each high school sets its own weighting for AP/IB classes. It varies alot.

    D1's public HS set an A in an AP=5.0 and did not distinguish between remedial, regular and honors classes in weighting. A=4.0 regardless of level.

    D2's private HS set an A in an AP=4.5 and didn't offer offer honors classes because "all classes are honors level". No remedial classes either.
  • ShivenShiven Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    O yeah... that doesnt happen for us. Though if it did i would surely be over 4.0 wit all my ib classes
  • Me=pomegranate!!Me=pomegranate!! Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    You're probably in.
    Good Work
    Don't Worry
  • hopkinslaxhopkinslax Registered User Posts: 893 Member
    I would definitely think you're in...
    Just show that you really like the place... It will help a lot :)
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