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Advice for Princeton? 100% chance you back!

IvyLeague2020IvyLeague2020 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in Princeton University
I'm a freshman at a private school in CA. Please let me know how my stats are and what I should do to increase my chances of getting into Princeton!

Here are some of my stats:

- I took a diagnostic of the SAT as a freshman this year (age 14) and scored a 1990 with no prep at all!
- 3.98-4.0 GPA (I don't know all of my grades yet since some finals are still being graded)
- taking 3 honors classes
- I am in triple accelerated math, Honors Algebra 2
- I'm in Honors Physics, which is taught by a Dartmouth graduate
- I'm taking Honors Orchestra as a freshman, which is unheard of and usually just for juniors and seniors
- I play on the JV tennis team
- I play on the track and field team
- I am in Model UN, and am the best speaker of the 9th graders
- I volunteer at Cedars-Sinai to play cello there

AP courses I plan on taking:
- AP Art History
- AP US History
- AP Studio Art
- AP English Language

My best subjects are history and math. I am in triple accelerated math, Honors Algebra 2.

Q1: Any recommendations for AP courses?

Q2: Are my stats strong enough?

Q3: Any recommendations for sophomore year?

All info and advice is greatly appreciated!
Post edited by IvyLeague2020 on

Replies to: Advice for Princeton? 100% chance you back!

  • withoutausernamewithoutausername Registered User Posts: 330 Member
    Relax, your young but seem to be on the right track. Obviously your SAT has to go up, but you have plenty of time to do that. I would suggest following your interest,s it should be about what you love, not getting into college. Remember to get lots of ECs.

    Chance me?
  • unicameral2013unicameral2013 - Posts: 830 Member
    You said you were triple accelerated in math twice. :p That's impressive but not unusual in highly talented applicant pools like Princeton. Overall you're on the right track, keep it up academically and do something awesome outside of school (no, I can't give you recommendations as to what). Find something you love, do it, get state/national awards. Don't worry about your SAT, I had like a 189 I think freshman year PSAT and now I have a 2340 superscored. So you'll be all set there. Overall you have a good shot if you keep doing what you're doing, but make sure you are open to a bunch of schools (Harvard, Yale, etc) because it's very dangerous to have a 'dream school.' If you're a competitive applicant (and it sounds like you will be), you will have a fighting chance at the top schools, it's just a matter of which ones pick you, and it really is a bit of a crapshoot.
  • PhilovitistPhilovitist Registered User Posts: 2,739 Senior Member
    Try to find something that makes you stand out.
  • SpaceDuckSpaceDuck Registered User Posts: 527 Member
    Don't stress to much about college yet. You're no where near close. It will come quick, but here's what you need to do:

    Get off this site.
    Focus on maintaining your grades.
    Be passionate in what you do.

    All of that and you'll be able to write magnificent essays, and with some luck, you could be receiving a fat envelope.

    Good luck.
  • IvyLeague2020IvyLeague2020 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    Thanks everyone!
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