Major for Cal: undeclared engineering
Major for LA: aerospace
SAT I: 1460 (660 R/W, 800 Math)
SAT II: Math 2 780
UW UC gpa: 3.39
W UC gpa: 3.83
State: OOS, Michigan
Race: Asian (Indian)
AP/IB classes including senior year: AP Calculus AB, AP US history, IB Dance HL, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, Introduction to Python (MIT OCW), IB English language and literature 1 HL, IB French HL, Theory of Knowledge, IB Chemistry 2 HL, IB English 2, AP Physics 1, IB world history, IB Mathematics HL/Calculus BC, IB Philosophy HL.
Explanation for poor gpa: I moved to Michigan after completing my 10th grade in India. I received straight As in both 9th and 10th grade, but had B’s in courses that India considers as “extra-curricular” and are hence not a part of the report cards sent home. But, my school in Michigan used some of those extra curricular courses to complete my graduation requirements, which lowers my unweighted gpa. I also struggled a lot with the cultural differences, trying to find my own comfortable niche and learning the accent and grammar nuances. I had no knowledge of US history at all, but I really wanted to learn, so I decided that I would do AP US History (I earned 2 C’s, unfortunately). Throughout my junior year, I had 3 A’s, 7 B’s and 3 C’s, including the ones from US history.
Awards/ honors/ work experience:
I interned at a capacitor factory in 2016, which taught me about work conditions as well as how high rated capacitors function during electrical energy production.
I interned at a company that optimised transportation routes for employees to reach their office in the fastest way possible. I actually created a program for one of their route optimisations.
I interned with a non governmental organisation to help solve an energy crisis in my community of 1500. It took weeks of activism, political awakeness, and knowledge of energy saving techniques.
I have national recognised diploma awards and honors in an Indian dance form and classical violin.
I reached the second round in a National Math Olympiad, and was a part of a 5 member Olympiad team that competed in a lot of Math competitions.
I synthesised an equation using calculus to find the age at which a batsman begins to decline in form.
These are the highlights, but there are other small stuff (tutoring peers, building drones, coding, 10 gpa in the Indian board exams, etc)