College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. So far, the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook has helped more than 10K students choose a college, get in, and pay for it. Get your free copy: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
I am a girl going into my junior year in high school. I'd really like to go to Yale. What should I do to better my application?
UW GPA: 3.93
Rank: 9 out of 380
(I probably would be higher, but my freshman year was a little shaky. But since I'm doing better, I'll probably rise)
I haven't taken the SAT yet, but my last practice test score was a 2240.
I took AP World History and got a 3, unfortunately.
Throughout high school, I plan to take AP: Calculus, US History, French, Biology or Chemistry, English 3, English 4, Government, Economics, Psychology, and Music Theory.
I take Honors/Pre-AP classes whenever available.
President of French Club
French National Honor Society
National Honor Society
Panther Pals - A program where upperclassmen go to underclassmen dens and take a "leadership" role there
Played piano for eleven years (But only taken lessons for eight of those)
Taken drum lessons for three years
Have a part-time job at my church as a child-care worker
Plan to get a summer job next summer
Shadowed a doctor (20 hours)
World Changers - A camp where we fix houses for those in need.
Vacation Bible School
Acteens - A mission group at my church
Kidstown - A program for kids, in my church (for part of freshman year)
*I'll try to get more. I"m going to try and volunteer at a hospital.*
Awards: (I don't have many)
Tennis Freshman Girls Singles District Champ (I might have been JV last year, but I tore my ACL)
I have had perfect attendance nine years of my life (Probably irrelevant).
I was also nominated for the Chemistry Pre-AP Award, but I didn't win.
I'm in the G&T program.
*I'm going to try for NMS (I'm pretty sure I made NAF, though)*
*I compete in French Symposium every year, and hope to win an award this year. I also may win an award in Academic Team.*
I don't know how much of a difference this makes a difference but I am a black female. I was born in England and moved here when I was about five.
P.S. Could you tell me what you think of my chances for other Ivies as well?