GPA: The Indian schooling system does not give a cumulative GPA:
9- 84/100-Ranked 4/31
10- 91.2/100- Ranked 2/150
11- 67/100- New school does not rank
12- Mid years- 80/100
Predicted scores for grade 12 finals-
English, Math, Physics, Political Science- 90
Rank: Unranked, (on inquiring the Counselor informed that Top 5% of class)
Class size: 950students.
SAT I: 2080
730 Math 1
800 Math 2
(Taking World History and Biology M in December: won't be considered for ED)
School does not offer, VERY rare to find students with APs in India.
5. Political Science(changed from Chemistry in junior year)
Most rigorous possible.
Have participated in several inter-school debates(and won a handful) in both Hindi as well as English.
- Model UN(3 year)
Pretty intense. (wrote my commonapp short essay about this too). School does not have a formalModel UN club. But I'm one of the main guys in school. Have attended around 10 MUN conferences, included 2 international as well as a few college level ones. Won Best Delegate in 9 of those. Been on the Executive Board thrice.
- School Soccer (2 years)
Was part of the school team for grades 9 and 10. Didn't continue since changing school. Played as a defender, look forward to continuing in college.
- Member- Computers club (3 years)
Avidly participated in/and won several Intra as well as inter school quiz and animation competitions. Including an Honorable Mention Award at Doors to Diplomacy Contest (in grade 9 in the under-19 open level) or organized by the US State Department. Also won the award for being the Best in Computers in school, and scored highest marks in Northern India a computers olympiad organized by the University of New South Wales.
- Vice PResident Youth Congress-2 years(11- member, now in grade 12-vice prez)
A school club responsible for organizing a monthly forum for different classes to discuss various issues (organizing group discussions, poster making events, cleanliness drives, tree plantations etc.) and organize an annual city-wide event.
-Quiz Club (member)
Not won too many. Most recently reached the quarter finals(top 32 of 450) of the Columban Open Quiz (the biggest open quiz in Delhi)
-SQCC-Student Quality Control Circles (grades 6-9) [F#[email protected]
, I didn't mention this on my Commonapp]
A concept based on the Japanese format of the Industrial revolution of Kaizen-continuous imrpovement. Carried out several case studies in previous school on topics such as Disaster Management, Environmental degradation, peer pressure etc. and presented them in Lucknow, India and Mauritius as well as Colombo, Sri Lanka.
-A few other random inter school as well as intra-school competitions won.
Out of School EC's:
- Interact Club of Gurgaon Cosmopolitan (President)
The usual stuff that Interacts club do. Associated with one of the biggest Rotary clubs in/around the city. Organize tree plantations and often fund raisers. Most recently organized a fund raising soccer tournament and collected 1100$ from an investment of only 120$.
-Volunteer at Chaupal(non-governmental) (800+ hours in 3+years)
Assist visiting doctors to free medical camps in nearby villages for treatment and diagnosis of the poor.
-Founder-Leader of the Gurgaon Richies Cashflow Club-the only in the city
A cashflow club(affiliated with Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad Foundation) which meets every 3 months for a day-long session of Cashflow. Cashflow is a board-game which is meant for its players to learn the art of investment in a risk-free zone. (Wiki it for more!) I started this club, and it now have 100 odd members from all age groups.
-Selected as UN Youth Rapporteur at the World Urban Forum 2010 at Rio de Janeiro
Youngest in the world and the only Indian to be selected in the panel of 8 from around the world in the age group of 16-32.
-Selected to receive the Global Scholars and Leaders Award at the Global Scholars and LEaders Conference in Singapore in August 2010. Got full scholarship and air tickets to attend; couldn't attend due to mid-term examination.
Academics Out of School:
-a Silver medal(top 100 rank) at a national-level Computer olympaid way back in grade 8.
-Accepted for EPGY 2010 at Stanford University. Did not attend as did not receive scholarship. (haven't mentioned this one either, since I didn't attend)
- Writer, theViewspaper.net (2 years-summers)
Wrote movie reviews as well as social opinions/comments for two consecutive summers for-www.theviewspaper.net, India's largest e-newspaper.
Common App: About my experiences with people from all over the world on dad's ship(He's a sailor.), and the dilemma every summer whether to go meet him or not. Counselor loved it.
Common App activity: Wrote about Model UN, and how and why I love it, and how it helped me get recognition in my new school(with a class of 955 kids!) which I joined in grade 11.
Grade 11 English teacher(and class teacher): must've written good stuff.
Grade 12 Econ teacher and Head-of-Department - an Amazing one; I've consistently topped Econ!. she had infact offered by herself to write me a reco as soon as she found out that I'm applying to college.
Counselor- Emphasizes that I have the most rigorous curriculum, and how I've adjusted brilliantly to such a large school in a matter of just a year and a half.
1. Nationality: Indian
2. Gender: Male
3. Applying for Aid: YES. [ :-( ] Applying for approximately 85-90% aid.
Pros and Cons: You tell me.