I a Year 11 Indian student aiming for MIT (primarily) and the Ivy Leagues. I’ve heard that selective schools in the US require a ton of extracurricular activities coupled with stellar grades. As a result, I’m confused and cannot really gauge how competitive I am for MIT and the Ivies. Kindly gauge my academic profile over my high school years as well as the extracurricular activities that I have participated in:
85% in the 9th, 95% in the 10th (all final exams only - throughout the year, they are a mixture between 85 and 90%). Gradewise, I’ve achieved A* through A-s
OLYMPIADS : Participated in the Math, Science, Cyber and English Olympiads and got medals (school level only) in the 9th and 10th grade
9th grade : Apart from winning an essay-writing competition in school, nothing much to say about extracurricular activities
10th grade: Member of the school magazine (we brought out 2 editions of the magazine in the year). I, along with two others, helped organize an intra-school Science and Tech fest in our school
Over the summer before my 11th grade, I learnt Python and created a chatbot (at home - no societal impact)
As I said, since I wasn’t truly aware of the impact of extracurricular activities, I haven’t really participated much. I do plan on improving my extracurricular strength coupled with near-perfect grades through the year.
I’m interested in Software and Electronics - Could you suggest some extracurricular activities that i could do before applying to college, that would have a significant impact on my application?
PS: Will the grades that I have mentioned above be MIT or Ivy-worthy?
Thanks a ton,