Hi everyone! S2 is currently a junior, taking the SAT (with essay) for the first time in March.
Unweighted GPA is not given on his report card but weighted is currently a cumulative 99.4. Small rural HS. Rank at the end of last year put him in the top 17%.
Mostly honors classes, took AP Gov last year and scored a 3; taking APUSH and AP Lang/Comp this year.
Has Spanish 3 but is done with language
ECs: band, varsity cross country (only 9 and 10), varsity track, does some video production for the school, NHS, also has a part-time job at a local restaurant, reads a lot in his spare time
Wants to major in English/creative writing and/or History.
List so far: Amherst, Bates, Tulane, Kenyon, Reed, Bard, Emerson, Washington College (MD), The College of Wooster, Hampshire, New College of Florida, Goucher
Some of these are test optional or "considered if submitted" ( Bates, Bard, Hampshire, Goucher). 10th grade PSAT was a 1200 (630 R, 570 M) with no prep so hopefully he would improve on that.
Does his current list look like a good start, or does he need more schools on the match/safety side? At what level of acceptance rate does a school become a match or a safety--or am I looking at the wrong thing in focusing mostly on acceptance rates to determine this?
Any other schools you might suggest for him? Thanks!