What are my chances?
Ok. Dartmouth is at the top of my list. Peer review is written by someone Ive known for 15 yrs, and should be good. Chances??
SAT I: 700 cr, 670 math, 640 writing
SAT II: Lit-680, Math IIc-620, American History-760
AP: 5 on AP gov’t, 4 on us history
Grades: Always took hardest classes
All As Freshman year
mostly B+/A- sophomore year,
Junior year 2-3 A-s, 2-3 B+s and B-/Cs in precal and ap English
Essay: Wrote about stuff I started and passion for politics. Good not great
School: urban public high school
Freshman-Student Council, Regional Science Fair participant, History Day competitor
Sophomore-Started JSA (political club), Kerry Campaign (volunteer), Academic Decathlon, Student Council, Regional Science Fair participant
Junior-JSA (president), Kerry Campaign (intern), Academic Decathlon, Student Council, student advisory council to the state department of ed, regional science fair, state senate campaign, founder of students against Romney (Boston Globe printed an article on us that I am sending w my application)
Senior-JSA (president), School committee campaign (field director) Academic Decathlon, Student Council (co-president), chairman of legislative workgroup of the student advisory council to the state department of ed
Recommendations: one good more personal teacher rec, one nice but more boring teacher rec, one additional rec from a state senator who included a lot of details.
Other: JSA summer school at Yale summer between freshman and sophomore year, NHS, one of 10 state finalists for senate youth program