Do I have a chance to get in? And does it seem like a good fit for me? I only know from what I've read that it sounds really promising.
GPA UW: 4.0 (not weighted)
SATs: 2280 (720 M, 760 CR, 800 WR).
SATIIs: 780 Spanish, 750 Lit. Unsure of third one to take, prob. US History
Varsity soccer 9-12 (top team in district for 12 years, but have never gotten past first level of State...inner-city school and all can't compete with suburbs in terms of sports)
Club soccer top-level since age 8 (captain)
Newspaper editor 11-12
Volunteer coach of mid-level Spanish-speaking girls' soccer team
Volunteer with literacy program for Spanish-speaking preschoolers (my biggest source volunteer hours...somewhere around 350 for two summers)
Big Sister (Spanish speaking "little sister" o'course)
Accepted as intern at top independent publishing house this summer (as rising senior)
National Honors Society Vice-President
Volunteer for a program that gets teenage mothers involved in poetry/spoken word readings
National Merit Finalist
Youth journalism award for article, paper I edit
Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Award Short Story (national level)
Applying for Davidson Fellowship (maybe a slim chance, I think?)
My passion (I hope it shows through my extracurriculars) are writing and Spanish (I skipped three years of Spanish: second, fifth, and sixth. I am not a native speaker.) I've been trying to follow them..
AP English (5)
AP Spanish (4)
AP US History (5)
Honors Algebra II
Writing class at University of Minnesota
Advanced Spanish Communication at University of Minnesota
Self-study Spanish Lit (plan on 4, 5)
AP Calc AB
AP Environmental Sci
English class at Macalaster (top college in my state w/ Carleton)
Social Studies class at U of M (unsure which)
Spanish class at U of M
The lack of APs junior year was due to the fact that my school only offers limited AP classes. AP Psych will not be offered until next year, and the only AP I didn't take was chemistry (we have just six). Spanish lit was not offered and I studied it all on my own.
For my essays I'm planning on writing about an article I did for my school newspaper junior year about teenage parents at my school, less about the academic journey and more about the personal journey I took bonding with the moms and how it made me more confident as a writer, stuff like that.