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In an unusual situation and in need of chances

compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Hey all, I have an weird situation. The thing is I think I have pretty good resume with good scores except my regular SAT score. But I am scared I won’t get into a solid school from them because of my SAT score. I feel it may be too low, and my outlook on attending a college I want to is pretty is not looking good. Can someone chance me so I know if I should worry so much, because it’s on my mind all the time.
Oh, and I’m open to suggestions on alternative business programs.

SAT I (breakdown): 700 Math, 650 Writing (10 essay) 540 Critical Reading
SAT II: Physics 710 Math II: 780
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.76
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 25%
AP (place score in parenthesis): Physics B (5), Calc AB (4), Physics C Mech. (4) Physics C E&M (4), Micro (4), Calc BC, Statistics


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
HS soccer all 4 years (1 year freshman, 2 years JV and 1 year V) defensive captain for all levels
Town Soccer travel soccer team (defensive captain)
HS travel Soccer team (defensive captain)
HS basketball 2 years
Student body - 4 years
Physics club- 4 years
Air Brush Club- 1 year
200+ Volunteer hours
- 130 from Volunteering at polish school
- 25 from retirement home
Part-time as doctor's assistant for one year
Internship with UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland)

National Honors Society for High school Scholars
AP Scholar with honor
Top 20% in Treasury’s National Financial Capability Challenge

Essays Solid
Recs. Should be solid as well.

State (if domestic applicant): NJ
School Type: Technical High school
Ethnicity: Korean
Gender: M

Schools I'm applying to:
Babson (finance)
Bentley (finance)
Boston U. (finance)
Drexel (finance)
fordham (finance)
lehigh (finance)
Macaulay (baruch)
NYU (economics because its consider a humanities, so easier to get into)
Northeastern (finance)
Rose-Hulman (econ)

Thanks for the help!
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Replies to: In an unusual situation and in need of chances

  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Ill chance back if you leave a link!
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    please help? i had a different account, but i made a new one so that i would not expose my name. not because i wanted to increase my replies.
  • Pennylane2011Pennylane2011 Registered User Posts: 2,716 Senior Member
    The only thing in your profile that is a bit lower than the admission criteria for these schools is your verbal SAT score, but you have many achievements that stand out as a good candidate. I'm not an adcom, but if any of these schools take a look at the big picture, they would see that you are qualified. Still, the unknown does not change your stress.
    Some technically oriented kids are "lopsided" like this. You still have a chance at these schools, but it's hard to tell what the outcome will be. The stress is the unknown. That comes from having a college list of "maybe".
    Find and research a few colleges where you are at the top of the admission pool. Since you are "lopsided" find a few schools where your verbal score is in the 25%-75% range and math at the top of that or higher. Apply to your state schools where you have a good chance of admission. Rutgers has extended their early action deadline because of Sandy. If you have an early acceptance to college- even if it's not your first choice, this should ease the stress a little. I'm not familiar with the many smaller liberal arts schools in your area, but you could find some with your major and holistic admissions. Keep all the choices on the list, but add some that you have a high chance of admission. At this point, you've done much of what you can do, and the rest is up to chance. Stressing a lot over it won't change it, but taking action to apply to a few less selective but good fit schools in addition to your list might make this less stressful.
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thank you so much pennylane2011, Feel a bit better
  • WordworkerWordworker Registered User Posts: 869 Member
    Check the list of test-optional schools (Fairtest). There are some excellent schools on the list. Only caution is that some of them do require test scores for merit scholarships.

    You'll get in somewhere, and a good education will be available. Most schools are looking for reasons to admit, not reject, class members.
  • Donald203Donald203 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    your SAT scores are lopsided just like mine and on the same side too. Here's my stats, http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1411720-please-chance-me.html
    You have a very nice course load and some impressive ECs, the only thing I am surprised at is that you aren't applying as a physics major despite taking 3 AP physics exams all 4+, being involved in physics club for 4 years, and 700+ on physics SAT IIs. I would say you have a better shot at applying as a physics major but that is all up to you of course. I say you have a fair shot at each of those schools.
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thanks for the chances !
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    bummp bump bump bump bump
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    pleaaaasee help me out :(
  • latinomniavincitlatinomniavincit Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I think you have a great, focused resume. And SAT scores aren't very indicative, but because you have a CR in the 500s, you should make up for that with your essays. Make sure your essays show your command of English and practical writing, because that's what really matters--not just choosing multiple choice. If you can make up for that, your passion for business and technical subjects should pull you through. To be practical, these schools are all tough and I personally feel like it's impossible for us Asians to be "guaranteed" anywhere. But if you apply to all of those with a solid application, I think you'll get into the majority of them.
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    thank you so much latinomniavincit.

    any more chances?
  • JustinBryceJustinBryce Registered User Posts: 526 Member
  • dmaster995dmaster995 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thank you justin, and dmaster.

    Anyone else chance? please
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    bump. can i get more feedback please
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