Wow, nice to see Econ-ers here, I'm planning on majoring in it as well, though I'm just an 11th grader. But I'm looking at NYU, seeing as I've lived in Cali suburbs my whole life and I think moving out to the Big Apple could be good for a kid looking to grow up ;p
I probably won't apply ED because this is probably the only college I'm looking to apply out of state (again, this is just in my 2nd semester of 11th grade so my mind might change). Plus, let's say I get into both NYU and UCSD (this is being optimistic and hypothetical..) I'd probably have to stick around here cause of money, i know how expensive it must be to attend NYU. Anyway.
I like how terpischoria brought up studying abroad, I'd like to see that question answered as I'd like to study abroad in Madrid or Buenos Aires
Anyway, I have a 4.19 GPA weighted and 3.44 non-weighted. I got a C last semester and another one the previous semester in 10th grade, both in my honors math classes
Taking pretty much all honors and have gotten As and Bs except for those two Cs I mentioned... I took 3 APs this year (English, APUSH, Stats) and 1 Honors class (Pre-Calc).
Unfortunately next year we only have a honors Econ class and no AP, so anybody taking the Econ exams would have to do independent study.
As it stands now, it looked like I'm hovering around the 2000 range for the SAT which I'm taking in March. I have my own textbook to prep for the exam and am taking an SAT class as well which supposedly boosts your score by 200, so aiming for at least a 2200.
My ECs are not horrible but are probably mediocre, freshman year had no ECs, this year and last year did Model UN (I can't do much for it now since the UC Berkeley conference is the weekend of the SAT so im not going), also am in California Scholarship Federation (basically NHS but just in California), am in community service club Tri-Unite, i just got initiated into the national Spanish Honor Society, I had a leadership position in a film club me and my friends founded last year. Right now I have probably like 50 or so hours of community service but am looking to do a lot more. I'm rank 44 / 784, (sad thing is the senior class has ranks that low but way better grades, shows the gap between the 12th and 11th graders)
Right now I'm just trying to finish my junior year off right and make sure my ECs are at least not weak, and am trying to further my involvement in the clubs I'm currently in. And trying to make sure my first SAT is a strong score.
Well first of all chance me... I can take a NO, XD
Should I take any SAT-IIs as a prospective Econ major?
Anyway thanks beforehand, best of luck with everything mate