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Chance me for Princeton REA / Dartmouth ED / (or others)

therealiszt11therealiszt11 3 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
SAT: 1530 (Math 790, English 730)
SAT II: Math II 800, Physics 800
IGCSE: 8 A* 1 A
1st Semester Junior: 34/42
2nd Semester Junior: 37/42
1st Semester Senior: 40/42
Predicted Grade: 41/45
Senior Course Load: Math HL, Physics HL, Music HL, English SL, French SL, Economics SL
Main Awards/Honors:
Finalist at national level piano competition
Statewide Topper in ABRSM Piano Performance exam
Scholarship Student for ‘Capra Course’ - online course by Austrian-American physicist on systems thinking


Main Extracurriculars:
Piano: Spend nearly all my effort and time into this. Classically trained for over 11 years, best in my country (was finalist and youngest participant at national competition two years back ,competing this year)
Founder/President of school’s first Classical music club
Director and Performer of Music Department at our school’s annual regional festival; organised and judged regional band competition
Scholarship Student for online course on Systems Thinking: Participating in 12 week course about deep ecology, systems thinking, and interdisciplinary science
Other Extracurriculars:
[email protected]: 3 week course on the philosophy of physics and nature of the universe
Speech Analytics Internship: Doing work/research/writeups at a natural language processing startup - essentially just to learn the computer skills required for a physics degree
Content Writing Internship: Write weekly articles at Indian news website; ranging from a variety of topics such as science, sport, economics, culture
Volunteer at local music charity: Promotion through recitals, occasionally teach at local government schools
Summer Institute for the Gifted at Princeton
Soccer: Member of school team, captain of inter-house team.

Essays: 8.5/10?? interweaved my passions of piano and physics decently well
Teacher Rec: Music HL teacher (10/10) Physics HL teacher (8/10)
Counsellor Rec: (6-7/10)??? She’s new to our school and completely clueless
Additional Rec: Considering submitting rec letter from my piano professor who’s a pretty famous European concert pianist

Intended Major: Physics/Astrophysics
Country: International (India)
School Type: Extremely competitive small private
Ethnicity/Race: Asian
Gender: Male
Hooks: none (rip)

Strengths: Commitment and talent in the arts, extremely competitive art supplement. Connecting Science and Music (which is evident in my essays and teacher recs) which is perhaps unique
Weakness: Trash 1st semester grades; hopefully my upward curve compensates for it. Nothing substantial connected to my major. International applicant.

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