Junior year advice. Hoping for Ivy League.

Click here to go to the NEW College Discussion Forum

Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Junior year advice. Hoping for Ivy League.
By carson on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 08:07 pm: Edit

I'm a junior this year, and was hoping for some advice. Anyone with help as to what I should do in/out of school for the next year or so would be GREATLY appreciated.

I'm not totally sure of my GPA, because my school won't release actual class standing or anything until senior year (stupid). I've taken all honors, all through highschool. 92-94 is where I would expect my cumulative average, but only because of low A's fresh/soph year. I'm making all high A now. Very likely top 10%, positively top 15%.

SAT 1560 (800v, 760m)
expect National Merit from PSAT, scores aren't back.
Enrolled in, and will take AP tests for AP EnglishIII, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Art History
3 years Spanish, with a summer study abroad program
Varsity soccer since Soph. year (3 years by graduation)
Very competetive club soccer up to Soph. year, state wide honors.
UIL Spelling 2 year, UIL Science 1 year
National Math test last two years, forget name though.
National Honor Society member
Mu Alpha Theta(national math honor society) member
History Forum member
Model United Nations member

My only problem is ZERO community service. I know that's awful, and I'd love suggestions on ideas to remedy the situation. I'll be getting some hours for NHS already, but I'll probably need more for a good chance in admission.

If it matters, APs I will take next year are: AP Calculus bc, AP English IV, AP Physics II, probably AP CompSci, AP Gov't, AP Economics

I have varsity track available to me, if another varsity sport would help.

How is my profile shaping up? Is Ivy League right for me?

Any and all suggestions are welcome!!!

By carson on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 10:14 pm: Edit

Forgot to add:

White Male, Austin TX, Fairly prestigious competitive public high school.

Any other needed info, just ask.


By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 11:04 pm: Edit

where do you go to school? It's very likely that I could have seen you at the phlugerville or round rock UIL meets. btw, your resume looks great

By pizzaluvr on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 11:12 pm: Edit

holy cow. definetely apply to Rice, i'm sure they'll give u a full ride and everything.
being a part of NHS is community service and colleges will recognize that. do well on your SAT II's and there's no college that shouldn't take you.

By carson on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 05:34 pm: Edit

Sorry to bump, but I went to the counselor today and found my class rank will actually be top 5% - top 10%, does that make a significant difference?

Also, anyone have opinions on adding another varsity sport, or some real eye grabbing community service?

Pat - I got to Westlake.

By pizzaluvr on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 07:27 pm: Edit

yes, a very significant difference

By sorry on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 06:24 pm: Edit

unless u do some serious ec and com service,u dont have a chance. sorry.

By pizzaluvr on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 08:40 pm: Edit

sorry, you're just jealous. carson still has hissenior year left... his stats are excellent so far; EC's are much better than average, and NHS is indeed a volunteer-based organization, believe it or not. nobody is perfect, and colleges will recognize that carson has other strengths besides hugging trees and will nonetheless have much to contribute to their school.

By carson on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 06:53 pm: Edit

Thanks Pizzaluvr.

And yes sorry, ec and community service is what I'll work on.

By bump on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 10:57 pm: Edit


Report an offensive message on this page    E-mail this page to a friend
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.

Administrator's Control Panel -- Board Moderators Only
Administer Page