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Emory and Georgia Tech

mohuamohua Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited November 2007 in What Are My Chances?
I was wondering what my odds of getting into either Emory or Georgia Tech are?

Personal Info:
16 male, born in Pakistan moved here at 2 years old.
1st in my family to go to college in US (my mom got a bachelors equivalent in Pakistan though)
Live ~20 miles to each school, lived in GA for 4 years (GA Tech especially cares for place of residence)
Low income family, will need financial aid

Academics:
My first 3 years of high school I went to a school in South Georia that offered no AP or Honors classes. They did have a few "advanced" classes, but did not count for much. Therefore, I hgad to take basic classes (I took all the "advanced I could but there were only a few"). I have a 4.0 unwieghed , with a 95% average. My class rank was about 10 of 300. The only problem is my my wieghed average is 4.0 (my school gave no bonus points for advanced classes)

My senior year I moved to a school near atlanta, and now I take 2 AP (lit + european hist.) 2 honors (trig. + physics) and 2 normal (human anatomy, drafting and designing). Unwieghed, I have all A's except for a B in AP lit (I try my very best, but I haven't been able to pull my grade abouve and 86. however no one has an A without bonus points, so its ok.) This school does add 10 bonus points for AP classes and 5 for Honors, so wieghed I have all A's.

My academic streghth is math (all 97+ unwieghed), and I have won 'highest average' in my respective math class each year)

My academic weakness is language arts (low A's 9th-11th grade, mid B unwieghed in AP english),

Sports
No sport whatsoever......

Extracurricular
not much except for 11th grade. I did NHS(30 hours+), and youth leadership for the Mellenuim, but I was officer in either. I did some community service for Habitats for Humanity and Hands on Thomas County,

I now I have bad Extracurricular and sports, but my parents were busy working and could not drive me much...

So?
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Replies to: Emory and Georgia Tech

  • hoonosehoonose Registered User Posts: 637 Member
    Just wondering, have you done any math contests? They'd be much more impressed with high contest scores than high math marks.

    I'd say it's a bit of a reach, your marks are good, but your ECs are pretty much empty. However, if it was really difficult for you to get to where you are now, you can write about that in your app, it would likely help your chances.
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