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WHAT ARE MY CHANCES??
I am a junior at a highly competitive public suburban HS, average ACT= 22.2 vs national avg. 20.3. Class of 07= 386 kids
ACT- 31 (as a Junior, plenty of time to go higher, shooting for 33 or 34)
SAT II- Math Level 1- 660
Soph Year- AP Euro: (3)
Jr. Year: AP Chem, Pre-Calc, AP Psychology, Research (see below), AP Gov, AP lit
Senior Year- Physics, AP Statistics, C++, Research, AP US Hist, AP Lang
Total 9 or 10 AP, depending if I take AP Physics next year.
Working with a professor (mentor) at Washington University-STL on cognitive psychology research..He will be able to write an excellent recommendation letter as well; He is alum from Cornell. Possibly conducting extended research at UChicago over the summer using MRI technology.
EC's- As some people have realized, almost ALL selective colleges look for commitment in a few areas...
Jazz Band (4 Years) 1st Alto Sax, All Suburban Band as well (st louis)
JV and Varsity Football (2 Years)- I suck at football, but at least I went out for something I enjoyed.
Speech and Debate- (2 years) President of Speech and Debate Club, went to District and Nationals (individual)
Also, Marching Band 1 year, JV Soccer 1 year, JV Track 1 year
Want to major in Political Science/Government/Pre-Law