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its all bout gettin in to tha big leagues

whatiscollegeokkwhatiscollegeokk Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
edited February 2008 in College Admissions
I go to a very competitive high school( I am in the top 10%) I got ELC for UC's I think thats top 4 percent and I have applied to 13 schools:

Already got into UCSD and Irvine

UCSD (medical scholar's eight year program)
UCI-already accepted
UC Berkeley
Pomona College
Claremont Mckenna College
Boston College

Mostly I really want to go to Harvard or Stanford

I'm applying for a biology major in all of these schools
13 total AP classes throughout high school
Freshman Year:
French 2 Honors B+/A
English 2 Honors A/A
Biology Honors A/A
Cultural World History Honors-summer A/A
Algebra 2/Trig Honors B+/A

Sophomore Year:
Chemistry Honors - Summer A/B+
AP Art History B+/A
English 2 Honors A/A
AP Chemistry A/A
Calculus AB A/A
French 3 Honors A/A

Junior Year:
AP U.S. History A/A
AP Calculus BC A/A
English 3 Honors A/A
Psychology/ T.A A/A
French 4 AP A/A
Biology AP A/A

Senior Year:
AP English Language A/?
AP Government (1st semester class) A
AP Statistics A/?
AP Environmental Science A/?
AP Economics(2nd semester class) ?
AP Physics C Mechanics B+/?

Took the SAT three times
Verbal Math Writing Total
1. 11/2007- 740 780 760 2280
2. 10/2007 720 650 720 2090
3. 01/2007 710 680 700 2090

Subject Tests
Math 2C 780
US history 750
Biology M 700

Extra Curricular Activities
Pomona Valley Hospital- 436 hrs of volunteer work 9th grade-11grade
Hoops for Hope Club Advertising Officer 10-11
Tae Kwon Do - First Degree Black Belt 9-12
California Scholarship Federation - since 10th grade
Employment (paid job) at medical office 10hrs a week -10th-12th
Golf Private Lessons 2 hrs a week - 9th-12th
Tennis Private Lessons 9th-10th 9 hours 45 weeks
French Club - 9-12

Solid essays for all colleges
Good recommendations from 4 teachers
Good interview for Harvard

Took a non credit short story class read 80 short stories writers like Hemingway, Swift, Mann, etc.

Awards: Deans List Calculus AB, AP Scholar with Distinction, Principal's Honor Roll( fall 2004, spring2005, fall 2005, spring 2006, spring 2007)

Also not applying for any financial aid to these colleges - does this help?

So what do you guys think of my chances?
Post edited by whatiscollegeokk on

Replies to: its all bout gettin in to tha big leagues

  • boomer2o5boomer2o5 Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    I don't think you will get into any.

    Come on you know as good as the next person. You have great stats you dont need to sit and ask people obvious questions. Why don't you take a wild guess and wait for the letters.
  • nicha89nicha89 Registered User Posts: 325 Member
    I'd say what boomer2o5 just said^
    But I guess asking that here probably makes you feel better. I think u have good chances.
  • supsup Registered User Posts: 1,322 Senior Member
    I think your ECs are a bit weak for Harvard and Stanford
  • llpitchllpitch Registered User Posts: 4,318 Senior Member
    Your ECs are weak compared to other applicants to the top schools. Although you have some activites you have done for a long period of time (hospital volunteering - your strong point, TaeKwonDo, French Club), you don't have any good leadership positions.

    I don't know how this will affect your outcomes, because the rest of your application is outstanding.
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