So I've decided I'm definitely going to apply to Penn ED (CAS). I love it if I could get my chances for Penn and some other schools. Btw I'm legacy at penn...
Okay college list:
UMich- Ann Arbor
Citzenship: US and Great Britain
SAT I: Cr-800 M-730 W-800 C-2330
SAT II: US history-760; planning to take Math II and French in October
GPA: 3.8 unweighted
I went to an extremely competitive private high school in Washington DC freshman and sophomore year that I hated. I got a 3.52 freshman year (very worrying) and 3.85 sophomore year. I transferred to the local public school into the IB Program for junior year (top 50 newsweek school) and got a 4.00 unweighted 5.00 (one of maybe 5 students to achieve this in IB).
I had a good relationship with the head of the private school I went to and she'd probably write a letter explaining the situation/recommending me
Rank: school doesn't rank but unweighted I'm in the top 10%
Schedule: Most rigorous. I took the hardest classes offered while at the private school (no APs allowed for underclassmen tho) and junior/senior years i'm in full IB.
I self-studied APUS this year and got a 5
AP BC Calc
IB French 7 (highest French course offered)
IB Theory of Knowledge (it's an IB requirement)
AP Bio (outside of school, online, got department permission to skip regular/honors bio)
*Figure Skating: Figure skated competitively from age 8 until age 16. Took lessons twice a week and practiced 3-5 other days per week. Participated in the Pre-Olympic Training Program at Lake Placid, New York for four summers beginning with the summer before 6th grade.
Tested and passed up through USFSA Pre-Juvenile level.
Passed up through and competed locally at the ISI Freestyle Level 7.
Bronze Medalist at the 2003 District IV Championship.
Spent summers '06, '05, '04 and '03 training at the Lake Placid Olympic Center under the coaching of 1963 US National Champion Thomas Litz and US Figure Skating Gold Medalist Tammy Lalande.
Took ballet classes once a week to improve skating
*after quitting figure skating last summer I tried a number of different sports:
- 2008-2009 Varsity Indoor Track
- 2009 Varsity Outdoor Track and Field
- now I play tennis and take lessons 2-3 a week. I'll probably be on the school team in the fall
*Staff Contributor and Member of Editorial Board for school Literary Magazine (9-10)
*Environmental Awareness Club member (9-10)
*It's Academic member (11)
*worked on the Obama Campaign fall 2008. volunteered 2-3 afternoons a week at the field office in my area for 2 months. also went door-to-door in nj twice.
*spent a lot of time at my local temple. Religious/Hebrew classes twice a week from ages 10 to 16. went on temple-sponsored trip to Israel and Jordan last summer.
* before 10th grade: High School Intern at WJLA ABC 7 under medical reporter Kathy Fowler
*before 11th: volunteered at St. Albans Early Child Care Center - 150ish hours
*this summer: received an award from NIH based on grant proposal to work at the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation. study concerns teen driving and the increase in the female crash rate with the institution of the graduated licensing laws. I actually ended up writing a paper (of which I'm the first author). I've submitted it to the Transportation Research Board for publication. My boss says 50/50 chance it gets in but at least I can put down on my app that I submitted it haha
Principle's Honor Roll 11th grade
Top 5 in the National French Contest both 9th and 10th grades
Assuming National Merit Semifinalist (got a 231)
Thanks for the chances in advance
I'll chance back : )