Before I post this.. I know I'm an asian girl with stats and ECs that are not completely out of the ordinary. I worked hard throughout high school and also enjoyed myself. I can't do more than my maximum.. and I'm happy with what I've done. Soooooo, please no comments about how predictable my resume is.. I can't do anything about it! Other criticism, however, I will gladly listen to.
I am currently a junior at a high-ranking high school
GPA: 4.00 UW/4.83 W
AP Euro Sophomore year (only AP given for sophomores)
AP Chem/AP US History/AP English Junior year
Taken the most rigorous courseload offered at school.
AP PHYSICS B
AP ENGLISH LANG.
AP Test Euro: 5
AP Chem - predicting a 5
AP US History - 5
AP Calc - 5
AP English - 5
AP Eng Lang
SAT: 800 CR, 750 M, 800 W 12 Essay (2350 total)
SAT US History: 780
SAT Chem: 790
Taking SAT Math IIC and Lit this weekend.. expecting high 700s or 800
JV Tennis Team (9-11)
Varsity Tennis Team (12)
Local tennis summer camp (9-10)
Track or golf (12) (I need another PE credit in senior year.. and I didn't want to take the class with underclassmen so instead I'm taking two after-school sports! I'm playing tennis and either track or golf..)
I play piano and take weekly lessons (since age 5 to now)
SYMF Contest (12; I'm competing for the first time!)
Passed CM Level 9; I will go for level 10 next year
I'm a music therapy volunteer at a hospice center (10-12)
Calphil concert volunteer (10-12)
Music Appreciation Club (10-12)
Organized a music concert to raise money to translate the school newsletter into Korean (11)
School newspaper (10-12): first a reporter, then an editor, then hopefully editor-in-chief
Intern at local newspaper (10-12): wrote various stories, helped with office tasks
Literary Arts Magazine (10-12): first a member, then secretary, then hopefully an editor
Perfect SAT scores and essay, good AP scores
Cultural Awareness Club (10-12): first a member, then VP, then VP again
Amnesty International Club (10-12)
Taught English to Korean students (9)
Tutored Algebra to a failing student (9)
Helped parents at their restaurant (10-11)
Tutored Chemistry (11)
Tutored general math during winter break (11)
Ideas for summer before senior year (mostly continuation of things I've already done.. I'm doing those for sure.. and also a few new things)
I applied to a chill bookshop/cafe *new*
Will intern at the local newspaper *old*
Volunteer as a tutor for summer school english class *new*
Music therapy volunteer *old*
Calphil volunteer *old*
Try out an internship at a small hospital *new: biggest innovation.. I realized this year that I'm not interested in journalism as a career. I've always enjoyed science/math as much as the humanities.. and I want to try out medicine*
Fun things: learn to knit and dance *new*
Practice for piano competition *old*
Essays: I'm a good writer.. the hardest part will be coming up with a good topic.
What I'm looking for in a college:
Neither tiny nor huge
Has a good balance of liberal arts and math/science.. not polarized
Family Income: Below 200,000 I think
But I definitely am looking for financial aid and scholarships.
COLLEGES (Reaches/Matches/Safeties)? Please tell me other colleges that I should look into. And whether I'm a good match for any of these.
maybe Brown, Cornell, Columbia
Duke and maybe other LACs
Please help me with...
1) I'm looking to try new things this summer... I explained myself in my post that I have many options... some are things I've been doing for a long time but some are completely new. I am going to be a senior but I'm still transitioning and figuring things out. If I were to go for a hospital internship, would I look like I'm not commited? I would like some input on that and on my other summer plans.
2) my overal resume, what are my strengths and weaknesses
3) my college list... based on what I am looking for and on my resume, which colleges can I get into? What are other colleges I should look into?