chances of getting into U chicago, or ivies?
I am really sorry for the long story that i wrote... But PLEASE take the time to read it and post your opinions... please... Thanks.
Im a junior, and i came to US (california) for High School education. I was born in the States, moved to South Korea when i was 2. And I moved to Fiji Islands when i was 11 and went to a local middle school in one of the villages (long story short, my parents moved to help out under-priviledged people in villages in Fiji--third world nation).
I came to States, and am living only with my older sister who is a college student. I had to learn how to speak and write english, but i adjusted well in a few months.
I have got straight As since freshmen year, and am taking considerably rigorous courses this year. i only took one honors (english honors) in sophomore year.
AP Art Hist-A
Also, Im taking 2 classes (Psych 1A, Sociology 1) at a community college to boost my GPA. And I have As in both classes as well.
I am also planning to take 6 APs in senior year.
I also have considerable amount of ECs:
Guitar club- 3years member, president (as junior)
leader in a youth group
Started guitar lessen camp (MYT) in a local county in summer. (Sophomore year)
250+ hours volunteer in Costa Rica. (Sophomore year)
and 2000+ total hours volunteer in Nakama village (in Fiji). I went to volunteer during summer 1000 hours (freshmen year), and am planning to volunteer in the same region this coming summer (1000+ hrs).
-I helped build facilities (wells, houses,)
-Helped the locals with farming, selling crops (took the crops and played guitar and gained attention on saturdays at the local market. It was a lot of fun ^^)
-began guitar lesson camp (MYT) for the locals (some of them never saw an actual guitar... i brought 2, and had to ship 2 more to actually start the lesson). I later implemented this program in my local county the following summer (sophmore year).
-did tutoring sessions for math and english--free.
-volunteered for free medical checkups which was led by an int organization (once every month thini.)
-helped out at a local church-prasie leader
this year, I am planning to the the same.
And also start an actual afternoon class at the local highschool. (they still go to school in june, july, august, since its winter in southern hemisphere--no summer vacation).
I am planning to get the confirmation from the principal (i know her personally).
I am planning to start some basic classes such as:
-English (basic grammer, and read a novel, (of mice and men), and an essay)
And ill do the same volunteer stuffs that i did in freshmen year.
I am pretty sure that i have a good amount of EC and volunteer hours, but one problem for me is the low SAT score.
I got a 2020 in march SAT..-___- (i usually got 2150-2200 in practice tests).
I am sure that i will raise it to at least 2150 by june tihs year. im hoping for 2250 tho.
So with my Stats, do i have a chance in U Chicago (i luv this school) or even ivies?
4.0 unweighted, 4.45ish GPA (including college classes). And it will go up by senior year.
SAT 2150+ (guarantee)
Parent income-0 dollars. (we live on minimum income level--my grandpa supports me).
living with sister currently.
living by myself in senior year (my sis moving to S Korea this summer for job).
and also, i came to the states 3 years ago--for better education... i had to learn english very quickly.
What you guys think? Do i have a chance...? Once again, sorry for a super long long long writing... BUt i really want an answer... kinda depressed cuz my numbers (SATs, GPA) is sooo low compared to many students at my school... -__- we have a lot of 2350 people with 6,7 APs at my school.