I'll be applying RD (obviously) to Weinberg as a prospective English major/History minor
SAT: CR: 760 M: 720 W: 780 (2260 composite)
GPA: (Unweighted) 95.67
Extracurriculars: Heavily involved in Music - Section leader, marching band, pep band, pit band, jazz band, 1st chair in advanced wind ensemble, 1st flute in orchestra (winter/spring), leader of the flute quartet, etc. I also play 4 instruments (flute, piccolo, alto/tenor saxophone, and clarinet).
Secretary of Habitat for Humanity (Many many hours of community service)
Literary Magazine for one year (the teacher who was running it stopped doing it, and the person who took over is awful. I just HAD to leave)
Tri-M Music Honors Society
Foreign Language Honors Society
Wrote a 35,000+ word novel for National Novel Writing Month.
I also work part-time at a historical museum, which is sort of interesting.
Essay: My APLit teacher says it was very unique; she has never read one like it. My old English teacher helped me edit it, and he said it was outstanding. As for the NU Supplement, I believe it shows a high level of interest and is stylistically sophisticated.
Recommendations: bound to be fabulous. I got one from the English teacher who helped me on my essay. He knows me super duper well and is extremely intelligent.
The only thing I'm worried about is the fact that I didn't take a lot of honors/AP in my first two years of high school (I don't want to make excuses, my parents had marital issues which took a toll on my schoolwork). But now I'm in all AP classes and doing quite well. I really started to work to my full potential in 10th and 11th grade; I went from a 92.7 average in my freshman year to a 98.9 in my junior year with 100's in honors and AP classes. Do you think they would appreciate the upward trend in my GPA, granted I maintain it throughout senior year?
Do I stand a chance at accepted to Northwestern? I've fallen in love with this school.