CHANCE ME: Brown, UC Berkeley, Tufts, U Chicago etc
I am applying to a daunting 13 schools: Brown, UC Berkeley, Stanford, U Chicago, Tufts, BC, Bard, Wesleyan, UCONN, Fordham, Sciences Po/Columbia, Skidmore, and UNC Chapel Hill.
I have a cumulative 4.14 GPA, a 2130 on my SATS (800 Math, 640 Writing, 690 Critical Reading), good AP scores (5 on US, 5 on Language and Composition, 4 on Bio, 3 on Euro), ok SAT II scores (730 Math 1, 690 Math 2, 670 Bio M), and have taken pretty pretty much all of the hardest courses my school has to offer. I'm taking 4 APs this year, honors jazz band, and standard gov (required). I took 2 APs last year and all honors classes (except for standard chem).
I am involved in a ton of extracurricular activities:
I am the editor of the school's newspaper (4)
Student correspondent to the town paper (2)
A member of Unified Theater (3)
A prosecuting attorney in Mock Trial (2) (We got to the quarterfinals last year)
1st trombone in my school's jazz band (2)
1st trombone pep band (2)
a member of Habitat for Humanity (2)
a member of the Computer Club (1)
a member of a youth group where I served at a homeless shelter (3) I occasionally do jazz gigs with a big band. (2)
I used to play football and lacrosse (freshman and sophomore year) but quit due to them being huge time drains and me sucking at them. I was in a play sophomore year as well.
In addition to this, I work at the Artists Collective in the summer as a jazz trombone apprentice. This is 17 hours a week, but also includes 18 hours per week of community service if you choose to accept it, playing your instrument in the pit of a community theater (for underprivileged inner city children's plays). I have done this for two summers.
In my spare time I write and have been published. I have won town poetry contests, online prose contests, and have had haikus on the front page of teenink.com. I don't know how I can include poetry in my submission (I have 300+ pages of it.) I am also a member of the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, and have received the Principal's Scholar Award.
In respect to alumni stuff:
Brown: Grandpa went to Brown, Great-Grandpa got an M.A.T in Math as well as an honorary degree and was the head of the Naval ROTC unit. Also, my cousin was the captain of Brown's football team, then played in the NFL, and is now a lawyer representing the NFL Players Association.
Skidmore: Grandma went there.
BC: Track named after my great-great Uncle (the track coach), great uncle went there.
Neither of my parents went to college. I live with my grandparents because my mother was deemed unfit and my father died when I was two (I never got to see him.)
Early Action: Fordham, U Chicago, UNC, and Bard.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by theenglishmajor; 10-21-2012 at 03:49 PM.