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Chances for rising senior

IrishcaliIrishcali Registered User Posts: 432 Member
edited July 2012 in Princeton University
My son will be applying for admission this fall and we are wondering what his chances are! Thanks for any input you all might have!

Top 20 Chicago suburban public high school
Does not rank, but probably better than the top 5%
GPA (on a 4.0 scale) 4.29
ACT: 35
Math 36
Science 36
Reading 34
English 33
Wants to major in Engineering, possibly Chemical but not sure

AP's this year (score tbd)
U.S. History
Computer Science
Ap's next year
Calculus BC
Classes taken: all honors or AP where available

Community service: Tutors, Church service trip,
National Honor Society
Competitive Fencer
Concert Choir
Environmental Action Club, 4 years, President 2 years
Scholastic Bowl, 4 years, Captain 2 years
Track team, 1 year
High School Science Star award for Chemistry
Performance and Competitive Irish Bodhran player


U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar 2012
Naval Academy Computer Science Excellence award
Naval Academy Outstanding Chemistry award
Naval Academy Outstanding Physics award
Science seminar classes taken at University of Chicago
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Replies to: Chances for rising senior

  • Jlaine10125Jlaine10125 Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
    Wow he looks very competitve. He should probably want to be more involved in science and math clubs and try to get some leadership positions. also he shouldve done well in chemistry and math last year and the first semester of his senior year. Whats his ethnicity?
  • IrishcaliIrishcali Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    Thank you! He has done well in Chemistry (A's in Chem honors and AP Chem) He really just loves that subject. Math too has been very strong-all honors and AP classes with almost all A's. Ethnicity is U.S. citizen/Caucasian.
  • bllbb6bllbb6 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Ask your son where he wants to go. See what he wants to do. I think its a bit silly for a parent to post a chance me thread for a his or her child (i think all chance me threads are silly for that matter).

    Have your son apply to princeton if he likes it. If you want help about chances, talk to his college counselor or somebody at his school. Nobody here is going to tell you if your kid is
    going to get in or not. I would be livid if my parents posted my stats and just treated me as numbers and were posting chance me threads.
  • IrishcaliIrishcali Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    Thank you SO much for your helpful reply! You must be new to CC as many ask questions in order to help their kids. Next time, please just scroll on by.
  • sherpasherpa Registered User Posts: 4,677 Senior Member
    He's qualified, but lots of kids are similarly qualified. Some will be accepted, most won't. If his fencing is good enough for him to be recruited, he's in for sure, but he'd have to be VERY good for that.

    While there's nothing unusual or improper about a parent helping their kid here, I agree that chance threads are pointless and a little silly. But people wonder and it's natural to ask opinions.

    Good luck to your son.
  • IrishcaliIrishcali Registered User Posts: 432 Member
    Thank you for your thoughts. They are much more helpful. As for the chance me threads, they really are integral to CC. Whether we like them or not, it is interesting to note the responses. I am not new to this and I have checked with my son on his interests and choices. But, the climate changes from year to year. And, quite honestly, no one knows how the barometer is reading better than those that have gone before and more recently. So, thank you again for your helpful post, and remember that most of what is shared on CC is just for fun.
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