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By Andrew (Andrew) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:18 pm: Edit

Didn't get enough response so I posted again, sorry if you've already seen it.

I am a junior in high school and I was wondering what everyone thought my chances would be for getting into Yale(quite a reach), Columbia, Georgetown, UC Berkeley, Emory, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. I go to a private high school in New Jersey and I am white, non-legacy at any of these schools. Well my great uncle and myunt went to Yale but they didn't donate or anything and I don't think that relationship is legacy anyway. Here's all my stats, have fun! Thanks for your thoughts.

GPA: 4.0 un-weighted all As in everything so far, it's a 4.3 weight cumulative I think.

Taking Maxed Classes and all scheduable APs.
Junior Year: AP Bio, Honors Physics, AP US History, AP Language & Comp, Honors Pre-calc, Honors Spanish 3, and Band.
Senior Year (registered for next year): AP Chem, AP Physics, AP Calc AB, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP European, and Band.

SAT I: 720V 710M - I'll bring it up this April, maybe.

SATII Writing: 750
SATII Chemistry: 690
SATII Biology: 750
SAT Math Ic: 660, messed up taking IIc instead

Advanced Stage, Concert, and Pep Bands - trumpet.
VP/co-founder History Club
Executive Producer School TV Studio
President Photo Club
Photgrapher for Literary Magazine (cover photos,etc.)
Executive Member Amnesty Intl.
Science Club Member, NASA rocket project
Basketball manager

Summer Stuff:
Worked full-time for most of two summers.
Marine Science at Southampton
Tufts Vet Science Program

Applying to some research programs for this summer and volunteering at hospital.

Already know who writes good recommendations at my school, already have written some essays, they're really good - or at least I think so. That's everything I think, any opinions are appreciated. Thanks a lot.

By B18c1cx (B18c1cx) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:35 pm: Edit

where do you go to school (if you mind telling)? I am a student at Pingry.

By Andrew (Andrew) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 07:05 pm: Edit


By Andrew (Andrew) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 07:16 pm: Edit


By Andrew (Andrew) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 06:24 pm: Edit

Does someone want to tell me my chances??? Thanks

By Autodidact (Autodidact) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 03:37 am: Edit

Stats and EC's look great. Just an observation: Do you require any sleep? Your schedule, if your classes are as rigorous as my daughter's were, are going to exhaust you if you do all of your own work (we've unfortunately found that not all students do.) . I don't want to imply any differently, but there is a massive amount of reading, labs, translation, and heavy duty math involved here--all of which can be very time consuming. There's only 24 hours in the day, so out of curiosity, do you have a photographic memory? Have you taken AP classes before this year? Did you take the PSAT? If so, how'd you do. Best of Luck, and try to develop a "Power Nap strategy."

By Andrew (Andrew) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 05:35 pm: Edit

The PSAT I got a 210, only commended. But yes, I do get enough sleep. In fact, I get more sleep than everyone I know. I have pretty good time management skills and I don't have a social life or watch TV anything so it doesn't matter. Just eat, sleep, study, and do homework. I get I guess about 10 hours of sleep a night. My school is only from 8-2 so it's nothing.

By Andrew (Andrew) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 08:38 pm: Edit

Any other thoughts are appreciated.

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