So, I don't know if my scores are good enough. I'm applying to schools like berkeley, yale, cornell, washington state, wiconsin-madison, and others (about 10). Here are my scores:
P: awaiting score, prob 600-800. I answered 85 of the questions and dont think i could've got more than 30 wrong. I guess 900 is possible.
This forum does a good job of stressing me out on the fact that it almost seems like everyone does awesome and gets in everywhere. Does anyone with experience think i have a shot? I come from a small school in ohio, with a 3.8 gpa, good recommendations, one summer of research resulting in a paper that i was 2nd author of, tons of extracurriculars(clubs and fraternity),... I feel that I'm a good student with a future, but my scores dont show it. I feel like my accomplishments on paper dont look like much. Along with a physics major, I almost have a math and chemistry minor. My problem is that both those minors have some formalism i cant complete to officially receive those minors (the chem dept doesnt recognize credit from other institutions and i refuse to take discrete math). Not to mention my personal statement probably wont be very impressive either.
Please help me. Should I set my sights at lower schools? Am i needlessly worrying about test scores? Should I give up and look into high school teaching or some other path?
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on Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.