Hi, I'm a transfer student from Korea who started attending an American high school since Junior grade last year. Sadly, due to the pandemic, I wasn't able to build my extracurriculars much in the US other than participating in school clubs. Thankfully, I do have some national awards back in Korea and some internships here for state-level politicians. However, my GPA on my transcript is 3.73 and my SAT is 1530. I am planning to take five APs in my senior year, making it a total of seven APs that I took until graduation. Should I just apply as an international student or as a permanent resident in this case for better chances of getting into Brown University?
I can't tell if you're a permanent citizen or not from your post but I'm not sure this is a situation where you can just decide to apply one way or another. You are either a US citizen/permanent US resident or you are not. If you are legally a US citizen or have your green card then you will apply as a US citizen. If you aren't a US citizen or don't have your green card then you need to apply as an international student.
If you have dual citizenship with both Korea and the US then you should still apply as a US resident. Your chances will improve applying as a US resident, costs of many schools will be lower, and you will be eligible for more financial aid compared to if you applied as an international student.
Hope this helps!
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