I'd like to know what my chances of getting into Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Amherst and Dartmouth are. I cannot afford to have any safeties because I'm an international student and need full financial aid. A basic overview of my stats is below:
1. SAT Reasoning- 2320
2. SAT Subject tests:
World History- 730
3. I will be appearing for a five AP exams this may and I'm well prepared to score above 4 in all of them. I have taken many courses on Udacity, Coursera and edX. I will also be appearing for 5 exams from the National Institute of Open Schooling(NIOS), a government-organisation in India for homeschoolers.
4. The most important factor is that I am a homeschooler. I have homeschooled myself in the last two years of high school to focus on research in psychology. Will being an international homeschooler have an adverse impact on my application?
5. My extracurriculars include:
*Founder of a start-up publishing company that bridges the gap between self, traditional and vanity publishing.
*Founder editor of my high school newspaper(This was during the first two years of high school. I am a homeschooler now)
*Won lots of quizzes, debates and other related competitions, not only at the high school level but also at the university level.
*I am ranked 681 in the world in Scrabble(Rated by WESPA, the body that governs competitive scrabble across the world)
*I am a freelance journalist and have published articles in some of the most popular mainstream publications of India including The Bangalore Mirror, The Hindu and others.
6. I need 100% financial aid as my total family income is <$5000
7. I hope to major in Psychology/Neurobiology and minor in Molecular Biology.
8. What do I do about teacher and counselor recommendations and the international supplement? I can get eachers who taught me before I opted for homeschooling to write recommendations for me. Since I attended regular high school for 2 years, I will also be sending transcripts from my time there. Will I end up confusing the adcoms?