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Washu ED 2024 Chances

vinay821vinay821 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hey everyone. WashU is definitely my dream school and my number one choice. I've also heard they take into account demonstrated interest, so I visited, interviewed and emailed my admissions counselor. Any help would be really appreciated!

School: WashU ED

Demographic:
Asian (Indian) Male
Northeast US

Stats:
-3.76 UW | 4.42 W (Competitive School)
-1530 SAT (800M, 730 EBRW)
-780 Math 2

APs Taken:
-Macro (5)
-Calc AB (5)
-Comp Sci A (5)
-Micro (4)
-APES (4)

Major Applying For: Computer Science

Extracurricular Activities (in format of common app):

President (Senior Patrol Leader of my boy scouts troop):
Plan/lead weekly meetings/Patrol Councils/campouts;Lead 100+ scouts;NYLT;Eagle Candidate;200+ service hours;Order of the Arrow;Philmont & Seabase

Cofounded and am vice pres of tutoring org:
Non-Profit CBO;Tutor young, underprivileged students;Created website;Manage 25 tutors with 45 students (450+ tutoring hours total);[website]

Summer software internship:
Onboarded new users with APIs;Wrote python scripts for regression testing;Helped implement email validation code;Performed quality bug tests

Varsity Swimmer (9-12);Lead preseason training;Competed in [name] County Tournament (2017-2019);Also a Senior [name] club swimmer, swam year-round

Treasurer at a stem non profit:
Manage finances(sponsors & fundraisers) totaling $1000+;Co-lead bi-weekly meetings/hackathons/tech events to instill STEM values in young students

Violin study:
Manager of [school] Philharmonic (highest orchestra);Planned and publicized concerts;First violin in Youth Orchestra of [place]

Boy Scout camp counselor:
Responsible for teaching aquatic merit badges (swimming, kayaking, & canoeing);Lifeguarded;Assisted daily camp programs (campfires, nightly games)

job:
Lifeguard;Taught small children & special needs;Taught basic strokes, techniques, & water skills (floating/treading water);Maintained pool chemistry

Teaching Assistant (TA) for Biology Honors class (in place of study hall);Helped grade assignments/tests;Helped with student labs; Assisted teacher

Awards:
-Eagle Scout Candidate
-PSAT Commended Scholar
-Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouts National Honor Society)
-AP Scholar with Distinction
-National Honor Society

Senior Course Load: (Calc BC, Stat, APUSH, Physics H, Advanced Comp Sci Course, LA 4, Gym, Study Hall (Ta) )

Letter of Recs:
-One from my math teacher (Had him for 3 years in a row)
-One from LA teacher (Performed very well in her class)
-One from Guidance Counselor (idk about this)

Essays:
-Common App is about Boy Scouts
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2608 replies33 threads Senior Member
    edited October 17
    Your Common App essay topic caught my eye. From a parent of an Eagle Scout currently at WashU.

    My WashU kid wrote about his Boy Scout experiences and connected it to ‘Lord of the Flies.’ Which was unique and must have resonated with an admissions officer.

    PM me if you have questions.
    edited October 17
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2608 replies33 threads Senior Member
    Also have you taken an AP lab science (AP Biology or AP Chemistry)?

    I don’t consider APES a rigorous lab science and a potential Computer Science major should take some combination of AP Biology/Chemistry/Physics.
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