Location: suburban Michigan
Intended Major: Double major in Biology & Psychology. I'm also going pre-med, and if I have any classes left over, I'll try to minor in music and/or history (doubtful, I know).
A crappy public, with a magnet math/science oriented program that only accepts 30 kids a year (yep, I'm in it). Rank unknown, but definitely top 10%, out of 500+ kids. I have definitely taken the most challenging course load possible at my school.
3.935 weighted (+1 for AP, Advanced, Accelerated classes)
Slight grade dip in junior year, mostly due to AP Calc & AP Bio. (I did do well on the AP tests, though, which should help, right?)
Math/Science/Reading: all 34
essay: 10 (combined English/Writing score is a 33)
Case DOES take your best individual score, not your best composite, right? If not, my writing's only a 700, making my best composite a 2220.
US History: 780
Biology E: 750
Math Level 2: 790
US History: 4
Computer Science AB: 5
US Government & Politics: 5
Calculus BC: 4
- AB subscore: 5
Lifeguarding @ a summer outdoors swim club. Job includes cleaning, etc. as well. Worked from July 2006-Sept. 2006, and will have a job there next summer from May 2007-Aug. 2007.
I've been swimming since 2nd grade, only taking 7th & 8th grade off. I've been on the varsity team all 4 years, I'm captain this year, and I was Rookie of the Year my freshman year. I qualified for MISCA last year & this year, and I will go to states this year as well. I've been a scholar athlete since 10th grade (not available in 9th). I have Y Zone cuts in 3 events. I will pursue swimming in college if I go to a Division III college. Other related activities include lifeguarding and scuba diving.
I've been playing flute since 6th grade. I've been in the top band since 10th (very rare), and I was first chair 9th & 11th grade. I've done Solo & Ensemble every year since 7th grade, and in 10th grade I qualified in all 3 events to go to states, and got one 1 and two 2's there. (Junior year I didn't have much time to practice with my 4 AP classes + 1 accelerated class). I did flute choir in 9th & 10th grade before it was disbanded; I've been taking lessons since 7th grade, I went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for 3 summers, I was in the honors orchestra this year, and I'll be in the pit orchestra for a total of 3-4 musicals, as section leader. I have my Wind Ensemble activity letter.
Early Literacy Volunteers (ELVs) for 4 years. After school, once a week for about an hour, I go to an elementary school & help 1st graders improve their reading skills. I also participated in the summers before 11th & 12th grade.
I'm a member of NHS and have also done volunteering through there. I really wish I had more for this category, but I don't. :P Got a meaningless Youth Making A Difference award in 11th grade, probably for NHS.
National Merit Semi-Finalist (got a 233 on the PSAT & MI's cutoff is ~210)
Summa Cum Laude (9th-11th)
Academic letter (11th)
AP Scholar with Distinction
Michigan Math Prize Competition Finalist (10th)
Outstanding Achievement in MSC Chemistry, MSC Physics, and MSC Computers (need any form of an A for the entire year in a class to get this).
Other schools I'm considering, in no particular order:
University of Michigan (safety)
University of Miami (safety)
Carnegie Mellon University
I'd also like to know how likely it is that I would get a merit scholarship. Cost is a very big factor in where I will end up going to school.