hello. im from india and am in my junior high school year. im a pretty good student(or so ive been told). i however have some queries before applying for any us colleges next year.
#1. my high school gives marks out of 100 for each subject( i have 11) and then does percentage overall (total marks secured*100/full marks 1100). so i have no way to get cgpa or gpa. so what do i write in the blanks given for cgpa in the common apps form?
#2. my high school doesnot offer any formal AP or accelerated or honors or IB courses. there is a fixed school curriculum which is pretty much rigorous. so am i at a disadvantage? if so how can i rectify?
#3. my school leaving results come out during may 15th or something. so i cant show the certificates to the colleges. is that a problem? anyway my school offers 3 terminal examinations followed by the school leaving exams in the senior year.
#4. does cgpa include my grade 11 results(3 exams again)?
#5. on a fixed basis my school doesnot give out outstanding results so that students dont get overconfident. and the question papers are tougher than any other schools or advanced courses(it makes the sat exams look like a piece of cake). im pretty much always the highest outta 179 students but my overall percentage is only 85%(as i said, school doesnt give very high scores intentionally). is this a disadvantage? anyways all my teachers are very much satisfied with my performance.
#6. i will give my sat 1 and sat 2 next year and toefl too. i guess all my results will be very close to the perfect scores. i have been playing piano for 10 years and guitar for 7. i play soccer for my school too. im a member of my school chess club and am one of the editors of my school magazine. ive been to a lot of science camps based on my academics too.
so what is your opinion? can i get into a top us college? and plz do reply to all the problems ive posted here. thank you.