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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Seriously, who gets in?
By query on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 11:00 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. Class rank top 5%, maybe top 10%.


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?
Any and all suggestions are welcome!!!

By mike on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 11:10 pm: Edit

You are exactly like me
i took 8 honors over 9th and 10th grade, i have a 1560 (800M, 760V) National merit Commendation, Lacrosse, football, AP latin 5 plus AP BC Calc, AP Psych for senior year, AP Latin 4, for junior year (switched schools because of dad's job change; moved cities) tons of community service, i've been told that i am really 50/50, its basically a lottery, i have applied to princeton yale harvard, i early applied to duke, and then a bunch of other schools, just email me if you want details, its a tough process to judge


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