I'm applying to SAMS this year (and AP/EA...the free one) and I really want to go; but I was looking at the SAMS thread the other day, and numerous people mentioned that the acceptance rate was pretty low. [After edit: SAMS (Summer academy for math and Science) is the minority summer program held by Carnegie Mellon. AP/EA is basically the same thing, but a bit more competitive (classes are actual classes taught by Carnegie Mellon profs). ]
What are my Chances at SAMS and AP/EA.
psat: 222 [Cr 78; M 69; Wr 75]
gpa: 4.0 unweighted.
class rank: 1st
essays will be excellent (i've won numerous essay contest)
Recs should be good i suppose.
Honors Physics [A]
Adv. French V [A]
Jazz Band & Web Design [A]
Dual Enrollment @ Drexel U.
Epidemics: Disease Shaping History [B+...shouldn't have procrastinated]
English 101 [A]
Psychology 101 (in progress)
college gpa = 3.67 (grr)
don't feel like listing the Ec's (i have leadership, passion, etc. w/e)
If i don't get accepted, I'll just spend my whole summer playing Tennis :)