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Chance me Dartmouth ED

AnxiousteenagerAnxiousteenager 10 replies2 threads New Member
GPA: 4.10/4.49 (Don't know unweighted but this is probably one of the weaker parts of my application but I also attend the #1 public school in my state so the classes are quite challenging)
SAT: 1560 superscored (790m, 770r, 22 essay)
SAT II: Math II: 800 Chemistry: 800
APs: Chemistry (5), BC Calc (5), Lang (5), APUSH (5), Studio Art 2D (4) (My school doesn't let students take APs until junior year except for 3 classes)
Senior Courseload: AP Spanish, AP Studio Art (Drawing), AP Law&Gov, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Lit, Science Research Class which is 3 years long
Awards: AP Scholar with Distinction, Most likely a National Merit Semifinalist, National Spanish Exam Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, Spanish Seal of Biliteracy, Stem Meritus Award, other smaller awards
Honors: Member of National Honors Society, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, thinking of starting an art chapter senior year, Part of the Columbia Science Honors Program

- Debate (4 years): Captain senior year, attended states and have placed at various tournaments
- Anatomy Club (4 years): President junior and senior year, helped teach kids about anatomy and did various dissections
- Math Team (4 years): Competed at the varsity level, attended states, and was the member of the team who got 1st in the NEML
- Pop Strings (4 years): Audition based group which practices once a week and puts on concerts and performs at various events, will most likely be 1st chair of the violins senior year
- High School Reimagined (1 Year): Group of selected students (I was the only Freshman) who got together with administration and staff to think about ways of improving the school and its community, helped write the speech which upperclassmen gave to the State Legislature, dissolved after a year because the mentor became head of a department
- Mu Alpha Theta (3 years because Freshman couldn't join): Helped organize math related events, took tests like the AMC and Log tests and participated in various competitions, was the top scorer from my school at a very popular competition

- STEM venture crew (3 years): Secretary Sophomore Year, Vice President Junior and Senior Year, Group of students who teach STEM subjects to underprivileged kids and boy scouts, over 2 years I helped create over 10,000 hours of teaching material
- Advisory Board for the local library (3 years): High school representative sophomore year, High school representative and secretary junior year, and most likely President senior year, organized and volunteered at many major events at the library, and I taught art classes to the community members
- ESL (3 years): I teach English as a Second Language to many spanish speakers both adults and children, I also teach underprivileged children arts and crafts as well
- Tutoring (4 years): I have been volunteering as a tutor for elementary, middle, and high schoolers in various subjects
- Tri-M (4 years): I have performed for elderly people at a local nursing home, taught children in underprivileged neighborhoods how to play the violin, and have assisted at various concerts in our town's school system
- Blood Drive: Organized a blood drive for the first time in years at my school through working with administration and the Red Cross and helped donate blood to over 100 patients at a local hospital

- Art: I am a super passionate artist and have been published in various magazines, displayed at events, and have won some contests, waiting to hear back from other places where I submitted my artwork
- Research: Worked in a reputable lab in NYC under a renowned scientist on breast cancer over the past 2 summers with over 350+ hours in the lab, plan to submit my findings to the major competitions (INTEL, JSHS, etc.)
- Mural: Designed and painted a mural in 3 days on a wall to honor the graduating class
- Art Psychology: Independently researched the effect of art on emotion and perception with over 75 test subjects freshman year
- Singing: Was a member of a 5 person classical Indian music troupe for over 10 years and performed at various cultural events and concerts

Rec Letters:
- English teacher: Known for writing excellent recs and LOVED me and knew me very well as a person (also pretty important because English was my worst class freshman and sophomore year but I really improved by junior year and succeeded in his class)
- Chemistry teacher: Really nice guy who liked me a lot and writes a lot of recs, I pushed myself a lot in his class and he appreciated that

- Intended Major(s) (I think so far): Studio Art (Submitting a portfolio with my art teacher who also loved me), Spanish, Chemistry (I know I'm all over the place but I have experience with all of the fields)
- Also I am SUPER into ROTC and will definitely rank it high on the academic section on my Common App
- I am an Asian female and my sister is going to be a Dartmouth grad so I do have a secondary legacy if it helps

Thank you for reading this post I appreciate it a lot!
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  • izrk02izrk02 419 replies16 threads Member
    Your application is superb! Honestly, I'd be surprised if they didn't accept you. The only problem would be that you aren't an URM or have any 'hooks'. But good luck! You're an amazing student and will probably have your pick of schools!
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