Hello! I'm currently a rising high school senior planning for applications coming up soon (Aaaa!). I go to a STEM-oriented public school ranked top 10 in California, and I had to test in to attend.
Here's some info about me:
-4.25 GPA (4.0 sophomore year, 4.6 junior year so there's some improvement there I guess)
-33 ACT (planning to re-take to get a 34 hopefully)
-7 AP's: AP Calculus AB (5), AP US History (5), AP Music Theory (super upset because I bombed the sightreading which led to a 4), AP Biology (4), AP Language (4), AP Euro (3), AP Chemistry (3 which is OK for not taking the class)
-Senior year: AP Physics 1, AP Gov/Econ, color guard, AP Psychology, AP Literature, yearbook, AP Calc BC
-SAT 2's: 770 Math 2, 740 Biology E, and 700 Chemistry (not submitting).
-Top leadership positions in marching band and yearbook
-Secretary of Astronomy club this year/last year, and in NHS and CSF. Also in Mock Trial last year/this year
-Interned under a psychology professor this summer at a graduate university
-Have many awards from playing piano for the last 8 years. Passed advanced CM level with honors.
-Went up to level 5 in vocal CM, but stopped because of money issues
I plan to major in either Biology, Psychology, or Biochem with a minor in music, and I plan to become a doctor.
My main issue is cost. My parents own money for my grandma, but it's under their name so I'm afraid it may affect my financial aid. My parents' income is about 75,000 and they told me they can't pay much because my sister will be attending college soon, and they expect me to get a full ride so she can have more college options, which I totally agree with and support. However, that means I'll be in debt, so I want to minimize that as much as possible since I plan on going to medical school.
Besides that, I would like to know if anyone knows any good pre-med schools with a more liberal population! I would only mainly like to attend college in the East/West coast as well. Also, how does my college list look so far? Any recommendations/adjustments? I also plan on cutting down the list since application fees will add up. Thank you for reading this lengthy post!
Here is my list so far:
Wellesley (this may be a match as well, not sure... but this is my top choice >:D< )
Washington University in St. Louis (not sure how I feel about this one)
Scripps College (also a top choice but I don't think I can get much financial aid :( )
Carleton (not sure about this one either, but the application is free so what the heck)
Pepperdine (based off everyone telling me I'll get in for sure)