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Looking to study policy + Chinese. How are my chances?

freezycoolfreezycool Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
Alrighty, folks. Buckle in! Here's what I've got.

I am a rising junior at a good, large (2700+ students) public high school that does not rank its students. I live in Northern California, and have dual Pakistani-American nationality/citizenship. I was born in Pakistan, and speak Urdu and Hindi with native fluency, and Mandarin with adept conversational skills.
I hope to major in something along the lines of policy, while studying chinese. My goal is to work on a MSW afterwards and work in social services!

GPA/ Courses:

Freshman year- 3.89 uw, no AP, but unweighted honors English & History.
Sophomore year- 3.3 w, 3.19 uw (welp. Euro was my AP, again, unweighted honors English.)
Junior year- (predicted) 3.71 uw, 4.14 w (APES, AP Lang, APUSH.)
Senior year- (predicted) 3.71 uw, 4.6 w.

Total- 3.65 uw, 3.98 w. Give or take!

Honors track for English/History, "varsity" academics, highest GPA in school's Women's basketball program.
Soph: Euro.
Junior: Env. Sci, Lang, USH.
Senior (predicted): Lit, Gov, Psych, Calc AB, Bio, Chinese, Macro/Micro

Standardized test scores
ACT: Took w/o prep at the end of Soph year- Composite 29
English 28 Math 30 Reading 31 Science 25 (oops?), Essay 8 (merp)
Not planning on retaking or submitting.
SAT: Just took this October, 720 CR, 730 M, 710 W (9 essay). Should I retake?

Extracurricular activities, my pride and joy!
Elected to national rights council with major organization.
Founder and president of school's Girl Up (UN Campaign related). 140+ registered members.
Treasurer of school JSA, cabinet member, assembly representative, awarded best speaker gavel multiple times. I also write for the national paper of JSA.
Science Alliance mentor, the lovely kid I mentored last year took first in his category
Work 45+ hours/week during summer with art/science camp kids, youngest to be hired by the company.
Polyglot! I study Arabic and Farsi at home with my parents, Inuktitut on my own, Chinese at school. The only non-native speaker in the program.

Hooks? I'm unsure. First in family to attend school in the states. Identical twin. I like puppies.

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