So I have always wanted to attend an Ivy League School. Here’s the deal.
I am originally from Pakistan, where I was taking O/A Level courses (the equivalent of IB/AP). I did two years of O/Level studies, and consistently stood 1st in my batch. Then I moved to Canada, where I enrolled in grade 11. However, my school in Canada did not offer any rigorous courses, such as A-Level or AP Courses. My school did however had three different levels of difficulties, and I ended up taking the highest difficulty level in all my courses. I stood first in all classes I took over the two years, and graduated with the highest average in the batch (in June 2018).
Basically, I don’t have those AP courses which can bump up my GPA. My school doesn’t calculate GPAs, but upon calculation, my unweighted GPA comes out to a 4.0. I am writing my SAT in October, and have been consistently scoring 1580+ on Practice Tests. I am also writing my SAT Subjects Test in Physics and Maths Level I in November (have been scoring 800 on Practice Tests).
This is most of my Academic Profile.
As for my extracurriculars, I have extensive experience in Debates. I started participating in Model UN Conferences in grade 9, and have now participated in over 12 MUNs, with over 5 Best Delegate Awards (1st Position). Some of these wins came in International MUNs. In grade 11, I was appointed as the Debates Trainer in my high-school in Canada. I basically trained students for competitive MUN debates. In 2018, we ended up hosting our first MUN Conference. In addition, I have judged MUNs at other schools upon their request. I also dedicated quite some time to Parliamentary Debates, more commonly known as World School’s Debates. Back in Pakistan, I was the captain of my school’s team, and won an award for Excellence in Debates (best debater on the team). Since my graduation, I have worked as a Tutor (i took a gap year). I teach Physics and Calculus to first-year university students. Besides this, I write Blogs where I analyze various political issues.
With this in mind, do I have a chance of getting into an Ivy League University, given that I did not have any option of an AP Course?
Note: I know Grades are not everything, which is why I also included a summary of my basic extracurriculars.