My post on this subject applies to all of the Ivy League schools, but especially Harvard.
I am a junior this year with a 4.0 unweighted GPA and a 4.15 weighted GPA. My school, for the first time, will be offering AP classes next year (my senior year). I plan on taking the AP offerings next year. I just finished reading Allen Cheng's article, http://blog.****/how-to-get-into-harvard-and-the-ivy-league-by-a-harvard-alum
, which told the intricacies of applying to Harvard and other great schools. He suggests that Harvard wants superstars that have a "spike" in their extracurriculars. They really like to see applicants focusing on one (or at most two) major areas during high school to see if they are leaders. He said that they really don't like "well-rounded" students. I really like the medical field, and have geared most of my high school extracurriculars towards my passion, so my question is, "Have I done too much and become too well-rounded?" My other question is, "Will they understand that I have only had honors classes, not AP classes, available to me until my senior year?" I am in Texas, but I don't know if that matters to the Ivy schools.
Here is my current course load and extracurriculars:
Honors Spanish II
Honors U.S. History
Algebra I, II
World Literature (10)
Next Year course load:
AP European History
Anatomy and Physiology
Highest scoring team member in Science/Math Quiz Bowl
Shadowed Doctors in Clinic and Surgery
Biomedical and Surgical Research at Boston Leadership Institute
Award for Regional Science Fair, Biology Division
School Journalism Editor for Academics
One of four to start School Theatre Program
My SAT Score is 1520, and I am hoping to get it up from there.
I am also taking the following SAT II Subject Tests in May: Mathematics II, Biology E/M, and U.S History
Any thoughts on these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!