Course Rigor: For my freshman and sophomore years, I went to a small rural school which offered very few advanced classes. For junior and senior years I went to a selective boarding school which offered many more advanced classes. I got a few B's at this school.
AP's: APUSH - High A
AP Enviro Sci - A
AP Psychology - A
AP Bio - low A
AP Stats - A
BC Calculus - A
Some of my other courses were not AP but are listed as above AP. One was an independent study class on American politics.
Concert Band (6-10th grades)
Marching Band (11th Grade)
Math Team (11-12th Grade) I made it to AIME one year
FCA (11-12th Grade)
Spanish Honor Society (10-12th Grade)
Chemistry Research at the University of South Carolina -Presented at state level
Boy Scouts (6-10th grades) Senior Patrol Leader
Church Youth Group (6-12th grades)
160 hrs. Volunteering at Local theater with set-up, cleaning, etc.
Rank: My school does not rank. Before, I was first.
ACT: 33 Composite, 34 Math and Science, 32 English and Reading
SAT: 760 Math, 760 Reading, 710 Writing
Intended Double Major: Engineering and American History
Your numbers and extracurriculars are very solid, but it is impossible to "give you your chances" without taking into account your essays, which are enormously important in determining whether an applicant gets accepted or not. Even if we read them, however, it would still be a mere guess that we could offer you since the admissions people at Swat might view them differently.
Your stats and ECs put you in the mix but because you didn't apply ED 1 or II Swarthmore may not be willing to waste an offer on you, doubting your interest. Your essays were your opportunity to convince them otherwise.
you're very well-rounded. i would write an essay about one of your passions/ECs to let admissions know who you really are.
Race: 1/2 Japanese
GPA: 3.96 UW
ACT: never taken
SAT: never taken
SAT 2s: Bio-E: 730, Math 2: 770...going to take french, lit, and chem in june
Past APs: Euro (5), Bio (5)
Current APs: AP Macro (A), AP Micro (A), AP Gov (A), AP Chem (A), AP Spanish (A), AP Calc BC (A-B)
Future APs: Physics, English, Stats, plus three university classes
Recs: there are two teachers whom I really like (and they hopefully like me!)
Violin: 13 years
piano: 11 years
violin group: 5 years
local orchestra: 6 years
community theater pit orchestra:2 years (3 shows)
volunteering at library: 5 years (~500 hrs)
volunteering at nursing home: 4 years (~150 hrs)
volunteering at hospital: 3 years (~100 hrs)
student government (3 years)
student government subcommittee chairperson (planned spirit assembly, prom, and talent show) (1 year)
all-state orchestra: 3 years
statewide piano and violin competitions (performance with local symphony)
masterclass at an international conference
national honors society
numerous community service awards and scholarships
I want to study classics or english along with premed classes
i got my scores! i got a 2040 in the SAT and 33 in the ACT. i'm confident that i can improve my sat to a 2200 and act to 34/5 because i made careless mistakes (e.g. forgot to pace myself, so ran out of time)
swat hardly looks at writing score, if not ignores it. don't waste time/money bringing it up when you're already in the 700s.
do you have any hooks? engine double major could be appealing.
swat doesn't have an american history major... you would be a history major and concentrate on american. unless you're going for very specific majors your intended major means almost nothing on the app. as admissions loves to point out.. most students come in undecided.
also to the person who got a good score on the act and a still good but not as good score on the SAT... don't waste your time or money taking the SAT again... it's a waste of money/time and will not make a diff especially given solid act score... or a better way to look at it is why not concentrate on improving ACT score as opposed to spreading yourself thinly when the gains are negligible (for an improved SAT score)