What are my chances of getting in to Carnegie Mellon or MIT

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By Green01 (Green01) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 10:56 pm: Edit

ok here it goes:

GPA: 3.94 unweighted 4.595 weighted

ACT: eng-29 math-28 reading-24 sci res-25 comp-27
(I know the act scores are bad i fell asleep, but i'm goin to take them again and expect at least a 30 comp.)
AP us history:4
AP eng. lit.:3
AP psych:3
By the end of my Highschool career i will have taken 9 AP courses

Ranked 10 of 415 students

American Legion Boy's State (alternate)
Math and English awards
GPA award for having the highest gpa of any jr. football player.
Chosen as a Delegate to the National Leadership Forum in Searcy Arkansas.
National Society for High School Scholars member
Involved in local leadership organizations
Member of church youth group
Part-time minister
Hold bible study at a local senior center
VFW-Voice of Democracy essay contest(3rd place-local level)
President and Co-founder of our school's history club
Mu Alpha Theta-member
Student council-member
Art club-member
Rugby club-member
Beta Club-member
Quiz bowl team-member

Please let me know your opinions and please be brutal, because i want to honest truth. Thanks a lot.

By Jujub15 (Jujub15) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:10 pm: Edit

I think for MIT and Carnegie Mellon the SAT or ACT PLUS 3 SAT IIs are required. Are you planning to take the SAT II?

By Cmaher (Cmaher) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:22 pm: Edit

I don't think you stand much of a chance at MIT.. Your test scores are low and your EC's are bad. They show no passion for math and science and half of them are half-scams and/or "honor" societies. Being a "member" in a club doesn't mean anything really, unless it is something like Quiz bowl and you have won awards. The National Leadership Forum is a joke they send an invitation in the mail to anyone.

Not looking good. You have a chance at CMU if you don't apply CS.

By Green01 (Green01) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:27 pm: Edit

Yes i do plan to take the SAT II
for Math 1c, U.S. history, and Biology

thanks for your responses

By Green01 (Green01) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:34 pm: Edit

I was selected as a delegate to the national leadership forum after submiting a biographical essay and attended it for free.

By Compsciguy (Compsciguy) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:49 pm: Edit

CMU requires the Writing SAT2.

By Green01 (Green01) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 11:57 pm: Edit

on Nov. 1 i'm taking Math 1c, U.S. History, and Bio.

and the next time i will take Math 2c, writing, and probably physics.

thanks for the info

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