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Hi! I've been wondering about my chances of getting into UPenn, since it is my first choice school. I still have some time though because I am a Junior. Here is the summary of my resume.
Freshman year schedule: Honors English, Journalism, Basic Public Speaking, World History, Honors Geometry, Honors Biology, CP French II, Phsyical Education, Health Lab 1
Freshman year unweighted GPA: 4
Sophomore year schedule: Honors English II, Yearbook Design (club-class), Honors US History I, Honors Algebra II, Honors Chemistry CP French III, Spreadsheet and Database Management, Radio Broadcasting, Physical Education II, Health II
Post-sophomore year cumulative unweighted GPA: 3.9871
Junior year schedule: AP English Language/Composition, Yearbook Design, AP US History, AP Psychology, Honors Math Analysis, AP Chemistry, Honors French IV, Phsyicla Education, Health
Post-Junior Year Cumulative GPA (unweighted-tentative): 3.906 (with a B in AP English Lang/Comp, and a B+ in AP Psychology), 3.86 (with a B+ in AP History as well), 3.82 (with a B+ in Honors Math Analysis as well)
Volunteering: 100+ hours at St. Peter's University Hospital, 40 hours in Star Program which is the school tutoring program, 240 hours at local mosque
Extracurriculars: Key Club (2 years), Media Production Club (1 year), Robotix (3 years), Yearbook (2 years), Newspaper (3 years), Painted Words (3 years), Chemistry Olympics (2 years)
Leadership positions: Section head for Yearbook this year, will most likely make editor next year in Yearbook, editor in school newspaper, Senior volunteer at St. Peter's
SAT: I got a 2000 on my diagnostic, and I've gotten mixed results on other practice tests. On the four practice tests that I took, I got 2030, 2180, 2270, back down to a 2130. I'm waiting for my March SAT scores since they were delayed, but judging by what some of my friends have gotten, my confidence has been shattered. [Math and writing are not very hard for me, but critical reading is disgusting. My scores have ranged from 550-650, and I've only once gotten a 730 on a practice test. My counselor said that based on a study the SAT critical reading is very poorly written. What annoys me even more is that I get hundreds on the AP English critical reading practice packets that my AP English teacher gives us to do.]
[ACT: After having a chat with my guidance counselor yesterday, I decided to look into the ACT. I had heard about it and did some reading on it but never did much about it. My counselor said that my school actually recommends the ACT over the SAT. She said to take it in June, so I'm prepping for it. I took a diagnostic of the ACT back in January before this chat and got a 31 on it, which now that I looked up mys core on ACT charts is a 99 percentile, which makes me feel stupid since I wasted time on the SAT and should've just gone for the ACT instead. So, I will take this in June.]
[SAT IIs: I plan on taking the SAT II Chemistry in May, since I'll be ready cause of APs. I also plan on taking SAT II Biology in May and SAT II Math II/C in June. Basically, I'll need to prey for SAT II Biology only. Our Honors Math Analysis teacher holds after-school sessions for SAT II Math II/C since she sees it as a cumulative final for that course. Since she has started these prep sessions, no one in her class who's taken the test has gotten below a 720, so I'm confident about that.]
What would be a good ACT score to get into UPenn? What would I need on the SAT IIs that I plan to take to get in? If I do well on my standardized tests, do you think I can get into UPenn with everything else that I have?