Today is my birthday! I'm now 17 Well anyways, here's all my info!
HS GPA: 3.1-3.4 (HUGE upward trend)
HS Type: Academically excellent Catholic school in the Philly suburbs
SAT: 1430 Total (I'm going to retake it and try to get it up to at least a 1700)
-Drumming lessons every week
-Wells Fargo College Bound group since 8th grade
-National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (Summer 2011)
...and possibly Mock Trial, World Affairs club, and the School Newspaper this year
Things that might get counted against me:
-NO AP's or honors so far (I'm going to try to get as many as I can for my senior year, and I might do dual enrollment).
-I've been to 2 different high schools in three years, not because of discipline problems, but because of my mom's inability to pay for Catholic school (I went to Catholic school grades 9 and 11).
Reason for my low freshman year grades:
I was educated in the academically WORST school district in PA. Going from the worst school district to a challenging Catholic high school was a challenge to me, but I eventually adjusted.
How would my chances at these colleges improve if I raised my SAT score to at least a 1700 or 1800? Also, what if I filled my course load with all AP classes this year (or possibly dual enrollment)?