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Lots of extracurriculars - sounds good. :P That 5 in French does tarnish your overall grades though. Out of curiosity, are you attending GFSS? Those clubs sound familiar.

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Lots of extracurriculars - sounds good. :P That 5 in French does tarnish your overall grades though. Out of curiosity, are you attending GFSS? Those clubs sound familiar.

I attend FX lol. Do you attend Glen Forest? I know a few middle school friends that went there.

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Looks like u deliberately took up many extra curriculars - why? Is it because you thought the more you do, the better? I'm not saying that this may go against you, just curious.

You have indeed chances of getting accepted to Princeton - however Princeton may just very well reject you and take someone who is worse than you (just for the sake of it). Top uni admissions are sometimes random, and there's no such thing as a ticket to the Ivy League (well, except if you have a recommendation from the US president, I wana see the uni who rejects a student who was recommended by Mr President)

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No one has mentioned this but your SAT 2 scores aren't that good, and if you're majoring in Chem, you'd be better off crossing the 700 boundaries in Chem and Bio.

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Most of the stuff I did were things I didn't deliberately do. Many were things that I did on an going basis. The only extra stuff that I did deliberately were the chem stuff.

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OMG, you are soooo talented!!!

i think you will def. stand a chance!

gosh looking at that just made me feel very err what's a good word here terrified/anxious.

sure i get good marks but i don't do any extra-curricular activities AT ALL

All i do is composing music and playing the violin.

=.= i will never get into any universities <sob>

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One question: Do colleges need proof that we actually did some extra activities? Like for example if I work in my dad's lab, do they need something to show that it's actually true?

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i have never had a uni ask me for proof that i actually did something. they never ebvena asked me for proof of my leadership positions or awards that i recieved. but ia only applied to US unis and then only three of them at that, but i have never heared of a uni asking for proof.

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I think you have a very good chance assuming your GPA is great.

Princeton's middle 50 percentile on SAT scores ranges from 2080-2360, and they only accept around 10% of applicants each year. You may want to consider taking the ACT just to see how you do. The middle 50 percentile for that one is 30-34 (out of 36 possible). Basically, good luck. If you make it, all power to you, you will be in some great company.

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Hey I'm considering apply to the United States too from Canada.

Just a question though, what were your grade 10 marks?

I am attending a tutoring institution for improving my SAT score, and they told me that my Grade 10 Marks also mattered~

One of the instructors who went to Duke University told me this too~

Not to be a pain but your SAT II chem score should be 800 too I think because your applying for a Chemistry Major. Not sure though, the other things on your list are quite impressive I have to say.

Its people like you that make me very sad to apply to US universities, because I know I have to compete with you guys :)

Also have you considered other US universities? It's because we're international students, we will have a much harder time getting accepted to the US schools. Usually the top US Schools only accept a small number of International Applicants, for example Cal-Tech only accepts 20 out of 800 :S

Good luck to you. Glad to see a fellow Canadian who wants to study in the states :)

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No one has mentioned this but your SAT 2 scores aren't that good, and if you're majoring in Chem, you'd be better off crossing the 700 boundaries in Chem and Bio.

Are you for real?!

look at her SAT 2!

Subject Tests- Chem 790, Bio 770, Math 800

Crossing the 700 boundaries? She's almost crossed the 800 boundaries, lol. (Exaggeration)

And bescherelle I believe you have a pretty big chance of getting accepted. If they don't accept you, who'll they accept? You've aced all types of examinations. IB, SAT 1 and SAT 2. Mashallah. And you have a LOT of extracurricular activities! I think if they don't accept you it's their own loss. :)

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Are you for real?!

look at her SAT 2!

Crossing the 700 boundaries? She's almost crossed the 800 boundaries, lol. (Exaggeration)

It's because she edited her post and changed them. Pre-Editing they were below 700. I am for real. :)

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you all need to remeber that US unis are so subjecttive on who they accept though. NO ONE is guarteed a spot. they will pass up ther perfect student for someone they like better. it sin't all about academics, and they don't always take that "ideal student."

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Yea true. There was this guy who had a perfect score SAT and got rejected by Harvard. He sued them, but lost. :)

But she does have a pretty good chance of getting in. Apply early so you can get an interview.

Oh and IBStuck, congrats on "333" posts. =P

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Thanks for the comments guys. I just heard that universities want to see you have a passion for what you do. What your going into. So I'm just trying to show that with all my sciency extra curricular stuff, especially chem. I believe its not the type of marks that get you into good schools, its the type of person you are and what you've done in your life that have changed or impacted others. Then again thats how most people who want to become doctors feel. Problem for us is that its difficult to find things we like to get involved in high school because out of school stuff (science/global issues) stuff is mainly for uni students and these organizers get kinda picky about that. so yea anyways,

Most US unis give interviews if you apply early? Or is it like UK unis where 80% of applicants get an interview?

P.S do these universities come *near* u or u gotta go to them? as in like cambridge as interviewing centres in Vancouver and New York. Well thats what I heard. Information on this would be appreciated for all of us Canadians.

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