I'm currently a junior almost done with my 5th semester in High School
ACT: 34 Projected
SAT with essay: ~2000
Math: Honors Alg 2, Honors Pre Calc, AP Calc BC, AP Statistics
English: Honors English 1-3, AP literature
Social Studies: US History, Special topics Decades, AP Government, Special topics Military History, World Cultures, Humanities 1&2, Special topics International Relations, Special topics American Presidents
Science: Honors Chemistry, Honors Molecular Biology, AP Physics 1, AP Environmental Science
Electives: 3 years of Advanced Orchestra, AP Music theory, Consumer Economics/Education
Physical Education: All 7 semesters + Health. +2 Swimming credits, Gym class leader
Foreign Language: Latin 1,2 Honors Latin 3,4
^Some of these are classes that I'm going to be taking my senior year, but the chances that i fail any of them are extremely slim.
160 lbs, 5' 8"
bench press: 265 lbs
Squat: 350 lbs
Power clean: 205 lbs
Overhead jerk 185 lbs
Dead lift: 365 lbs
(I'm not sure if they take into account these lifts, but I'll include it anyway)
I will have 4 years of wrestling by the end of my senior year. I'm not the best, I'm JV right now, but can easily get a even or winning record on varsity my senior year. I live in Illinois and compete in Dupage Valley Conference, and it is probably one of the hardest conferences in the country. My coaches have told me that IL is one of the hardest states for high school wrestling too, but I don't think i can qualify for state even my senior year. Thinking of joining varsity football and track my senior year because of the extra time I'll have
Mile time: 7:20 - I could probably shave off a good minute by next year
Sit ups: Whatever the max is
Push ups: 75 easily
Pull ups: 15
40 yd dash: ~4.8
100 ft basketball throw: I would predict 100 ft at least
Piano IMEA testing for 9 years/10 levels.
Scholastic Bowl: Member
Youth Symphony Orchestra: Audition group, 3 years
Rotary club: member, i have about 40 hours total volunteer. I'll continue senior year and hopefully hit 100.
DECA, a business club: member
Mu Alpha Theta, Math Honors Society: Member
National Honors Society: member
No record of any disciplinary action
I'm Asian too, but not an immigrant. Will this give me an advantage, disadvantage, or nothing? I know some schools still have quotas, and others look for more diversity. I have also been told about a letter of recommendation written by a congressman is required. Is this true? I know that I need more leadership skills and I'm trying to get into higher ranks in the clubs I'm in. I could probably get letters of recommendation from a science teacher, orchestra director, and Latin teacher. Online acceptance rates this year have been pretty low, around 8% or 9%. Why is this? The academic requirements aren't extremely high, so are sports taken into account very seriously? Thanks to anyone who responds to my questions.