Info: International, female, 17, white, post-soviet country, war refugee, parents divorced, minority, low-income
Stats: School doesn't do class ranks or GPA, but my grades are very good
High TOEFL score
My SAT score is 1030. I took the SAT for the first time and there's no chance for me to retake it so that's why I'm worried. It was a one-year anniversary of the murder of two schoolmates that day. I'm not trying to justify my score but it did affect my performance.
I couldn't take SAT subject tests because I couldn't afford to.
Music: Piano, cello, flute, viola
I also play an instrument which is quite rare & odd to see on an app and I thought I'd add it to my ECs too
Vocal training (classical)
5 foreign languages (self-taught in 3, only member of my family who speaks English)
Book club (founder)
Astronomy club (founder)
Paid work part-time
School doesn't offer AP/honors/IB. My letters of recommendation should be good because I asked two of the teachers who know me best & challenge me most. I got positive comments on my essay and I think it's good.
I know Carleton is need-aware & with my SAT score I probably don't have chances but I just wanted to ask what you guys think. Thank you very much in advance!