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Trying for SMU/Baylor/UT-Austin, or maybe some other mid-high tiers with solid programs for my major. Heading into my senior year right now, just worried about a lack of extracurriculars possibly gimping me a bit.
4.0 GPA UW (done via co-ops, etc)
~4.2 GPA W (19 comm. college hours by the time I graduate, hopefully/expected 4.0 GPA)
Only AP will be calc because I've taken a significant amount of dual credit instead
2000 SAT (650 CR, 640 M, 710 W, but will study and retake again in Oct. before applying, the 2000 was obtained with literally 3 hours of prep the night before)
Completed state required math + science by age 15 via private lessons with prof. who teaches at UT Dallas and community college. AP Calc will be yr. 5 of HS math.
Just worried about the semi-weak extracurriculars:
~150 volunteer hours
1 yr. yearbook
1 yr. speech/debate (senior, getting into it pretty late, I know )
Treasurer at co-op's NHS chapter, intending to go for pres next year
TX Boys State 2013
Have had summer jobs and have multiple solid references (college profs, head manager of place I worked at, etc)
Was wondering how I'd place for SMU/UT-A (considering UTA does it by public school class rank it can be difficult for homeschoolers to get in), or even just what tier of college I'd fit into