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Chance Me Please! (student from Mongolia)

alivmendelalivmendel Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
Colleges considering:
-Babson College
-Colgate University
-College of the Holy Cross
-Franklin & Marshall College
-Lafayette College
-Lehigh College
-Macalester College*
-Skidmore College*
-Soka University of America*
-St. Olaf College*
-Trinity College*
-Union College
*Colleges one of which I am thinking about choosing to apply through ED II.
Which college should I apply through ED II and which ones should I remove from my list ?
THANK YOU.

Ethnicity: Mongolian
Citizenship: Mongolia
Visa status: F1
GPA(unweighted): 4.0 - Private schools (2nd semester of junior year + senior year in the US)
SAT: 1360 (math:710, R&W: 650)
Recommendation letters: 2 from English teachers, 1 from History teacher

APs: junior year- AP Calc AB, senior year- APUSH, AP Human Geog, AP Computer Science A

Essay idea: frequent power cuts in my hometown + studying with a candle + inner feelings and thoughts aroused by those "insular times" + mom is angry because of power outages + insular situation helped me focus, make important decision, and get away from the busy world + different memories with my candle

Awards:
-International taekwondo black belt certification
-Grade Ranking 2nd place (previous school)
-Honor Roll in junior year
-Midterm Honor Roll in senior year

Extracurricular activities:
-Front-end web developer - part-time job
-Taekwondo Athlete
-Class President at former school
-Founder of a digital photography and web designing club
-Digital marketing manager of a community project for homeless students
-Volunteer worker of Asia-Europe Meeting 11
-Summer school in junior year
-Graphic designing training
-Rhetorical speech training
-Advanced level english course - 202hours

Replies to: Chance Me Please! (student from Mongolia)

  • LoveMYSPLoveMYSP Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    Hey! I am not from Mongolia but I spent some time there this past summer. I am fairly well versed in college admissions. I am also fairly familiar with Mongolia at this point (and I'm even trying to learn the language!) Are you still applying to colleges in the USA? If so, feel free to send me a message and we can talk about it if you'd like!

    As for your school list, they are fine, but with your stats and with the intention of applying ED, I think you have the qualifications to be a little more ambitious and aim for even higher ranked places.
  • MostlyWellMostlyWell Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    I agree with applying to some higher reach schools if you are able (you are already thinking of many schools). You seem to have good chances at all of the colleges you've listed. I also love your essay idea!
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 38,635 Senior Member
    Your essay idea is very good.
    Are you retaking the SAT?
    Soka only has 400 students, so there are few majors and professors. The campus is very pretty but it wouldn't be a typical college experience. If you like small, look into College of the Atlantic.
    Among the three you starred for ED2, pick the one you like best. Theyre all terrific.
    What's your budget - do you need a lot of financial aid?
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