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What can I do now to increase my chances for admission?

powerhawkpowerhawk Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
edited July 2008 in Harvard University
My stats:
White male
4.0 unweighted/4.6 weighted cumulative GPA
5 AP classes junior year, 1 cm class, straight A's
SAT: 800 math 740 reading 680 writing
SAT II: 800 math II, 800 physics, taking one more in the winter
Rennsalaer Medal winner
Math Honor Society President
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society
Math League, Math Team
AP Tests: 5 calc ab, calc bc, physics b, biology, us history, government
4 on english
Chinese Club
SGA Webmaster
SESASC and MASC State-Wide SGA school representative
Other things: 100 mile bike ride
6 years jazz/classical piano
Class rank- 2 or 3, but my high school won't report this
Senior year = 9 college classes

I'm working hard on my essay and doing community service (playing piano for seniors). Is there anything else I can do now to increase my chances?
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Replies to: What can I do now to increase my chances for admission?

  • guitars101guitars101 Registered User Posts: 2,253 Senior Member
    Best of luck to you, but don't get too emotionally attached to any college. You never know what they are looking for at the time they read your appl. Apply to different colleges (reaches, matches, safeties) and that's all you can do. You will go where God wants you to go. Chill and be yourself!
  • token89token89 Registered User Posts: 786 Member
    what're your essays about? i'm still a big believer that the essay+SAT scores are BIG part of admissions.
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