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I have no idea what I'm doing.

SmeethSmeeth Posts: 23Registered User New Member
edited October 2012 in What Are My Chances?
What's up CC? Current HS Senior here and I have no clue which schools I can get into. anyways, here are my stats/schools:

School: pretty competitive mid-lower-upper-middle-class school in suburban Atlanta.

GPA: 3.9ish unweighted (my school uses CNA, so I have no clue how to calculate weighted GPA)

APs:
World History (5)
US History (5)
Chemistry (5)
English Lang (5)

Honors: 9th grade English, 10th grade English, Biology (9th), Chemistry (10th), Algebra (9th), Geometry (10th), Pre-calculus (11th), Spanish 2 (10th), Spanish 4 (11th)


Current schedule:

AP English Literature (boy, do I regret this)
AP European History
AP Microeconomics (1st semester)/Macroeconomics(2nd semester)
AP Psychology
AP Physics B
AP Calculus BC

SAT Superscore (took it twice, procrastinated on studying both times):
670 reading (don't know why it's so low, I got a 77 on the CR PSAT)
770 math
730 writing


SAT II:
US History (Pending, pretty sure I got an 800)
Chemistry (Pending, pretty sure I got an 800)
Math II (Also pending, don't feel quite as confident, but still feel high 700s)

Awards:
Nat'l merit semifinalist
AP Scholar
I'm sure there's more..

ECs:
Football (JV 9th,10th, Varsity 11th, quit partially because I broke my foot in the offseason)
Beta Club
Spanish National Honor Society
Job at a pizza place (15-18 hours a week, started this summer)
I'm sure that there's more here, too..



Schools:
UC Berkeley (do you really need a fine art credit to be admitted?)
UGA (safety)
GA Tech (safety)
Southern California
Harvey Mudd
Cornell
Dartmouth
Princeton (lol)
Stanford (getting recommendation from an alum)
Rice


Getting recommendations from AP Chemistry teacher (Stanford alum, I was one of very few Juniors to get a 5, and he has a mancrush on me), and from AP Lang teacher (we're pretty much friends).


I'm really just looking for a school with both strong engineering and humanities programs, as I'm tentatively planning to apply as an engineer and minor in something like history, so I'm really open to suggestions.

I would chance you back, but I'm quite clueless as to what makes someone qualified to be admitted into whichever college.
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  • KBronx17KBronx17 Posts: 179Registered User Junior Member
    Rice-Maybe a bit of a reach, but you're definitely in range.
    UGA-Obviously in
    GTech-Obviously in
    Cornell-Oddly the same as Rice. Little bit lower acceptance rate, but you could def be admitted here.
    Stanford- Moderate Reach. This school is hard for anyone
    USC-Tough school, but I think you're in
    Harvey Mudd- Decent Shot, just like Rice and Cornell
    Princeton- Same as Stanford
    Berkeley- This is a good school, but odd in admissions. If you meet all their funky requirements, you're definitely in based off of your general credentials.

    There ya go
  • SmeethSmeeth Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    thanks for the advice, guys. I'm going to retake the SAT to get my reading score up. If I get it up 50-70ish points would that improve my chances at Rice/Stanford/Cornell great deal?
  • SmeethSmeeth Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    Weird that you can't edit posts on CC..

    What counts as fine art for Berkeley?

    Anything else that I can do to boost my chances of admission?
    Any recommendations for colleges?
  • placido240placido240 Posts: 636- Member
    Everything works for you, except the ECs, which seem a bit conventional and weak. Maybe you can spin them into something big in your essay.
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