I know that you are probably all tired of the incessant "can I get in??" threads around here, but considering that the admissions panic is over and the new school year's ahead, I was wondering if anyone who's been accepted would mind glancing over my stats and hedgng a guess as to my chances. McGill is my first choice currently (rising junior) and I still have a bunch of time, but any insight for how I'm doing right now would be MUCH appreciated
Rising Junior in Competitive Suburban MA High School
School does not compute rank, but almost certainly in top 5%
Frosh year- All honors, pre-ap physci, latin as elective
Soph year- pre-ap US history, ap bio, all others honors (art courses as electives)
Junior year- AP lang/comp, US history, pre-ap chem, honors everything else (photography as elective)
4 on AP Bio (2006)
32 on ACT
Recipient of First-year academic honors, 2006.
Selected as a mentor for incoming freshmen.
Model U.N. Club (MUN)
Elected Secretary for both 2006 and 2007 school years
Won Best Delegate award for representation of China on the Security Council (Small Conference, 2005)
Received commendation for representation of U.S. Treasury Secretary on the Historical National Security Council (University of Massachusetts MUN conference 2006)
Member of Spanish club.
Traveled to Ecuador in April 2006; in the process of becoming a participant in the 2007 Latin American exchange program.
Won Departmental awards in Spanish (2005) and English (2005 and 2006)
Top scorer in Class of 2008 on 2005 National Spanish Exam; Top scorer in school on 2006 Exam (ranked 9th in state, 25th in USA).
Member of Spanish National Honor Society.
Had artwork exhibited at the Congressional Art Show 2006, part of a delegation of work representing Congressman McGovern (MA)
Member of both Indoor and Outdoor 2006 track teams
Summer job at ice cream place; will be Kumon tutor during school year
Right now I'm VERY interested in the Arts & Sciences Cogsci program, but I've heard that the BA/Sc program is the hardest to get into. Of particular concern is the math requirement (since I would otherwise be largely bypassing that if I only applied to Arts), as I have done alright in up to Algebra II but what I've seen of precalc has been quite daunting.
Any comments would be awesome! Thanks.