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Hello everyone. While I know this type of topic is shown alot I am generally curious(and anxious) to see if I applied to some of these top private institutions, I might have the slightest chance of getting in. So, here are my credentials so far (also, for the SAT/ACT I will be using my PSAT scores)
G.P.A: 3.669 I know it really sucks. I'm trying my best to bring my grades up to some higher stats.
Courses: I have already taken AP U.S. History, and am currently taking honors and AP classes this year.
PSAT: I have low scores right now, so bare with me ( Reading: 520; Mathematics: 560; Writing 510) I know there terrible, but Ill try harder on the SAT and/or ACT.
Extracurricular: Here is where I know I fail. The only notable extracurriculars I have taken are tennis and orchestra. I have a job after school(I work at Burger King) that I have to do and I have much time already taken up. Also, our school is not the best in funding at the moment( we may have to cut costs by firing some teachers; this means that AP classes can go from 20-30 people in classes an hour to 40-50. I'm so ****ed)
A Honor Roll
Star Student in Human Medical Biology
Overall best student in French 2
Student of the trimester in French 3
(Not that much compared to most people, I know)
A little Bio: I am an African American who lives in Minnesota. My family is of low income( I live in single parent household with me, my mom, brother, and grandmother.) Also, I qualify for free lunch. The school I attend is not the worst, but in no way I would call it the best in academics( In sports, oh yeah, we rule ;) My school doesn't have much clubs that I can join( maybe like less than 10 overall; not including sports).
So, the main question I am asking is: Should I even consider applying to Top schools with my credentials?