It's a bit early, but I figured I'd get the ball rolling!
I am a student at one of the top 25 public schools currently in the College of Engineering
Should have a 3.76 cummulative college GPA by the end of this semester
30 ACT (will retake) and will be taking subject tests
High school GPA 3.4 UW, 3.8 W (bleh, I know)
Took every AP offered in HS except one, most of my courses were AP/Honors, with some dual enrollment
Major: Double major Comp Sci and Japanese
Current course load: 18 credit hours
And credit hours that I recieve for my research
My main EC's in high school were: Independent Biology research, school and regional science fair awards, Scholastic gold key in writing, Head editor for school lit journal, helped found the Gay straight alliance and became president, National Honor Society, lots of volunteering with Science Club, Two different part time jobs from Junior yr summer to graduation, Leadership team, taught myself japanese because it was not offered at school, caring for my disabled family member, and babysitting
My EC's in college are: Student council diversity commitee, Reasearch in Artificial Intelligence, Internship at an AI company, Taught myself how to play an instrument and started taking lessons recently, Martial Arts, Cybersecurity Club, Gay straight Alliance, selected for National President sponsored philanthropy program (My goal is to be working towards developing legislation to protect LGBT students) Japanese speakers club, will be studying abroad in Japan this summer, I had a full time job during my gap semester in retail that I may go back to, but I'm not sure if I should mention it on my app.
I know it's a shot in the dark, but I went through a lot of sickness my last semester of senior year and my first semester of college, and it impacted my grades. I also took a semester off to work and save money, and one of the grandparents who raised me was terminally ill, so I needed to help my family. I have an interesting background coming from a poor mountain town and being raised on my grandparent's farm, and I plan to write my essays about the work ethic that I developed through helping my grandparents with their work, and how I want to carry on their legacy and make them proud. They were too poor to recieve an education, and I want to honor my late grandfather with the power of knowledge.