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Chance me please! USC hopeful!

MichiganMan7MichiganMan7 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
Indian (Asian) male, goes to competitive school in Michigan

SAT I (by section): 2250 (800 M, 750 CR, 700 W)

APs: Chem(3), Physics C (5), Stats (5), Calc AB (5), Calc BC, Biology, and European History

GPA (UW, W): 3.75 uw (HUGE upward trend: 9: 3.2, 10: 3.8, 11: 4.0)
-(4.16 UC gpa)
Rank: School doesn't rank

Academic Honors/Awards:
- National Merit Finalist
-Honor roll 10-12th grade
-All State honorable mention Jazz bass performance
-Medalist at regional Solo/Ensemble festival
-Ranked 6th in NorthSouth foundation National essay competition (2012)
-Ranked 12th in NorthSouth foundation national public speaking competition (2012)

ECs listed on app:
- Jazz Ensemble (4 years)… First chair/Section leader
- Pit Orchestra (4 years)…First chair/Section leader
- Model UN (3 years)…Made school team that competed at prestigious regional conferences
- Robotics (1 year)
- Orchestra (7 years)…First chair/Section leader
- JV tennis (number one team in state): #2 doubles, undefeated, conference champions, won 4 tournaments, etc.

Job/Work Experience: Internship at local pharmaceutical company, youngest ever hired
Essays: Great
Teacher Recs: Good
Counselor Rec: Great
Applied on (EA?):
Hook (if any):
comments: Hoping the NMF helps me get in, Really want that half scholly.
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Replies to: Chance me please! USC hopeful!

  • WalnorteWalnorte Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    I think you have a great shot at getting in. Your SAT score is definitely high enough in my opinion (it's right around the 75% percentile for USC,) your grades look good, so do your APs

    Congrats on the 800 M score btw, I got a perfect score in that section too.

    Also, I want to know what you want to major in. If it's something math related, the high test scores in the math should be really helpful.

    Your ECs look good too so I think you definitely have a good chance at getting in.
  • MichiganMan7MichiganMan7 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Is there any area you think I should focus on specifically?
  • USCAlum05USCAlum05 Registered User Posts: 320 Member
    Your stats are solid across the board although the GPA is mildly "average" for USC these days. That said, I would focus on tailoring your application to USC specifically. Tell them why you specifically want to go to USC (and not Michigan or Cornell or Harvard) and you should be fine. What do you want to major in? And why do you want to do that major at USC? That's what I would focus on, rather than having USC be one of a dozen different schools that you rapid-fire send off applications to.
  • MichiganMan7MichiganMan7 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    BTW @WalNorte, I plan on majoring in engineering!
  • MichiganMan7MichiganMan7 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
  • MichiganMan7MichiganMan7 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    bump again :) would love more opinions!
  • War ChantWar Chant Registered User Posts: 2,341 Senior Member
    Looks good, I think you have a decent chance.
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