Hello I am about to be a high school senior, and am very interested in Amherst. I guess I'll just do the cliche thing and list some of my information, and if anyone has suggestions on applying it would be awesome. Thanks!!
GPA: 4.59 weighted, 4.00 unweighted. class rank 3 of about 450, suburban public school
Sr. year schedule: AP British Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics C, Honors French 5
SAT: 2360 (790/780/790), Subject tests 800 US History, 780 Chemistry, 770 Math II
About to find out of I'm a nat'l merit semifinalist.
EC's: 4 year member of school orchestra (violin), concertmaster 10th and 11th grade, maybe also CM this year but will be doing it just as EC rather than a class due to scheduling conflict
4 year member of school Chamber orchestra, concertmaster 11th grade and probably 12th
3 (about to be 4) year member of regional youth orchestra
3 (and hopefully 4) year member of All-State orchestra
4 years of private violin lessons via local college's outreach program
Parliamentarian of NHS, 2 year member
3-year Key club (community service) member
Captain of Academic Team (Vice President last year)
Founding member of school's Academic Decathlon Team
1-year member of Science Olympiad
1-year member of French Club
In addition to blood drives, Relay For Life etc., over 160 combined hours of work at summer school office the last 2 years
4 years attending weekly religious education and participating in more volunteer events through that.
Yeah, thats about it. I'm planning on yale early action just to see if it's my lucky day, and others. but unless a yale miracle happens, Amherst is my first choice. If I get in.....