I'm planning to apply to Dana Hall, Peddie, Northfield Mount Hermon, Concord, Emma Willard, Blair, Millbrook, and Mercersburg. Within the last two years, my grades have been far from stellar. They were very mediocre and were "all of the place", in the sense that I had a few "A's" as well as a few "F's". On my last progress report, I had all "B's" and two "A's" (I currently have a 3.4 unweighted GPA). I've improved tremendously, but I'm questioning whether or not my grade in middle school will be a problem. I also received my SSAT scores yesterday, and they definitely weren't what I expected. I earned a 47th percentile in verbal, 52nd percentile in reading, and 15th percentile in Math. Therefore, I have an overall 32nd percentile. The problem was that I didn't study and I omitted about 12- 26 questions per section. Now that I know in what areas I'm lacking, I hope I can get at least a 55th percentile. I have quite a few extracurriculars, such as, internships with various non-profit organizations, vice president of a youth organization, horseback riding (5 years), modeling (I'm signed with Ford Models in San Francisco and Los Angeles), and I was the editor for my school newspaper in 7th grade (I also work for an online magazine). Also, I'm pretty sure that my teachers will give me good recommendations. Are my SSAT test scores and grades going to hinder me? Considering my circumstances are the schools that I previously listed out of my reach?