Can someone chance me SCEA?
Hi all, definitely applying SCEA to Yale in a week or two. Here I am in a rather large nutshell:
School: Very good NJ public high school that is small but well-respected by anyone who knows NJ public high schools.
GPA: 3.97 unweighted, 4.18 weighted (I think). Ranked 5th out of 144 in my class unweighted.
SAT: 2210 (800 CR [twice], 770 WR, 640 math [I know, I know, I'm lopsided])
SAT II: 760 US History, 720 Lit
Course load: Took and got A's in AP Art History as a sophomore and APUSH and AP English Language as a junior. Currently taking AP Stats, AP Calc, AP English Lit, AP Psychology, AP European History, in addition to a regular anatomy course and and elective. Always took the honors stuff.
Gonna get two superb recommendations, although one is from my AP Art History teacher, who I had sophomore year, and I know Yale loves junior and senior year recs. She'll talk about how she still interacts with me, etc.
I wrote my Common App essay about my job as a professional, paid sportswriter (which is my biggest hook) and the supplement will be a more personal story about my father, donating blood, volunteering, etc.
Honors: National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish National Honor Society (10, 11); Second place in school on AMC 12 (11); AP Scholar (11).
EC's (a potential weakness):
Junior States of America all four years (running for president, am the representative to state assembly)
Mock Trial all four years, attorney for three years, captain this year
Quiz Bowl team captain
Volunteer at and organize our school blood drives
See aforementioned blood drives
Tutor at local middle school on a weekly basis
Work (biggest strength):
Paid Featured Columnist for a sports website, job goes on every week of the year
Summer paralegal at an insurance company for two years
Private tutor this year
I'm also looking at these schools Regular Decision:
So, how do I fare?