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Discus: What Are My Chances?: April 2004 Archive: College Application
By Penguinzchaseme (Penguinzchaseme) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 08:03 pm: Edit

My main question is:
If I do something special at my school such as start a math olympiad(I am) or something to that affect, how do I portray this accomplishment in my application? Just in an essay or what?

How does your school do GPA. My school as a 4.0 == to a straight 100 semester grade. (My sis has all A's in all possible AP and pre-AP classes and has a 3.8) I thought most schools 4.0 == straight A's, do they?

Are any of you aware or associated with TAMS(Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science) I am interested about it and would like some information.

Everyone else was posting there stats so here we go:

I'm a freshman


I can probably score a 1450 now and definitly over 1500 by junior year.

1 out of a projected 600 (1 out of 516 now)


AP tests taking (hoping for 4 or 5 on each but who knows):

Calculus BC
Computer Science A, AB
English language
English literature
US government and politics
Music Theory
Physics C
US History
(all my school offers)

-District Number Sense Champion
-9th Grade TMSCA state meet third place mathematics
-5 time Destination Imagination regional champions and state qualifiers
-3 time Future Problem Solving State Qualifyer, once placed 4th at state
-Community Service Problem Solving 2003 International First Place
-Chosen as 9th grade rep. for Midlothian High School service learning program
-National and State recognition for 650 math score on SAT freshman year
-Chosen for Dallas Morning News Reading Club
-Black Belt Martial Arts
-93rd percentile of Juniors as a Freshman on PSAT

EC's: (all projected)
-UIL team - 4yrs
-Cross Country - 4yrs
-Track - 4 yrs
-Football - 1yr
-Destination Imagination - 9yrs
-Future Problem Solving - 3yrs
-Community Problem Solving - 1yr
-Student Council - 5yrs
-Class Office - President - 4yrs
-Service Learning Council - 4yrs
-NHS - 2yrs (school only allows to start junior year)
-USACO - 3 yrs
-Tae-Kwon-Do - 4 yrs

I hope to go to MIT.

By Nicksummers (Nicksummers) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 08:11 pm: Edit

"I'm a freshman"

Sorry bud. Go away, and come back in a few years. You'll be better for it.

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 08:11 pm: Edit

It's a little too early, but it's a good thing that you've already thought it out this much!

By Penguinzchaseme (Penguinzchaseme) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit

Don't know why I have to go away - just wanted answers to a few simple questions. Ignore my stats I don't care that was just for fun, but can someone give me a response to my questions?

By Penguinzchaseme (Penguinzchaseme) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit

anyone have any input on the GPA question?

By Penguinzchaseme (Penguinzchaseme) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit


By Confused86 (Confused86) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 10:29 pm: Edit

Buzz off and go to the jungle gym and play with your others... jk

Freshmen was the easiest year in high school for me. A lot can change in your h.s. career in the next three years. What you should do is join activities that you like and development a geniune interest in, for instance, the sciences. You are thinking about college way too early. Go out and play with your friends because you do not want to stress yourself out.

By Penguinzchaseme (Penguinzchaseme) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 09:47 am: Edit

OMG friggin gosh, I'm not worrying! ok sorry that sounded like I was worrying, but I'm really not. I just have a few questions that I was....concerned about. I'd rather have them answered now then my senior year when I can do nothing about it. Why is this so hard?!?! If i would have said I'm a junior or senior I would have had my questions answered in a second. But no!!! gotta pick on the fish. Please just answer :(

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