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Chance me for MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon

ibandchill03ibandchill03 0 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited August 22 in What Are My Chances?
Background info:

I'm currently a high school senior, but I skipped a grade and will be graduating at 16. I'm a South Asian Female and will qualify as a domestic applicant because I'm an American citizen, but I'm currently living in a South Asian country. I attend a private school and I intend to major in Computer Science Engineering (if it's an option, I'll focus on Artificial Intelligence). I may minor in something related to sustainability and environmental science/management.


SAT: 1600/1600
SAT Math II: 800/800
SAT Physics: 800/800
PSAT: 1490/1520 (99th percentile; will qualify for National Merit)
IB diploma (11th and 12th grade) predicted score: 45/45
Cambridge IGCSE (9th and 10th grade): 6 A*s and 2 As

Our school doesn't calculate GPA or give grades; our transcript will only include our IB predicted grades and our IGCSE grades. I'll be self-studying and taking AP CS A and AP Lang in May.

Extracurricular activities:


- Founder of (name redacted), an environmental movement with a website and club (the website has articles that teach people about environmental issues and provide ways to help + resources to spread awareness (videos, posters, etc.) + materials to run your own environmental club with worksheets, lesson plans, etc. I'm also running social media pages for this website/club)

- Research (I'm doing independent research at a university under the guidance of a professor)

- Developing an app (to be released later this year) that helps IB students be organized; I'm also learning coding and CS (artificial intelligence, big data, etc.) online and have code on GitHub

- Duke of Edinburgh's Silver award (music + team teaching): Teaching English & Computer Science as a group to underprivileged children; learning piano and guitar

- Created a Google CS First club in my neighborhood to teach kids coding (this is more of community service than an actual club)

Academic awards:

- National Merit _____

- DELF A2 - 95% (a French proficiency test where you get a diploma from the French Ministry of Education)

- World Scholar's Cup Global Round qualifier (couldn't attend though); 4 silver medals and ranked within top 45 for team writing at regionals

- Cambridge ICE Award with Distinction

- Won a merit-based scholarship at my school

Other awards:

- Trinity Communications Skills Advanced Performance Certificate with Distinction*

- Trinity Music Theory with Distinction*

- Trinity Piano with Distinction*

* I haven't mentioned the grades because I don't know which grades I'll reach by January.

I will submit a music supplement and most likely a research supplement as well. Please chance me for MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon! I'm mostly worried because I haven't had any leadership roles.
edited August 22
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