3.7UW GPA, 2360 SAT, 780 and 800 SAT II tests...?

<p>-7 AP classes: AP WH, AP Gov, AP Lit, AP English, AP Spanish, AP Stats, AP Spanish, AP Bio
-3.5 freshman year, 3.6 sophomore year, 4.0 junior year (so far, hopefully at the end of the year as well), 4.0 (hopefully)
-Member of NHS
-National Spanish Exam awards: bronze freshman year, silver both sophomore and junior year
-I have won a few poetry and essay contest (I love writing and plan to major in English, minor in political sciences)
-1,300 community service hours at soup kitchen and nursing home, along with other misc. projects
-I attended both Cornell and Harvard secondary summar school programs and received A's and college credits
-I am a cashier at a grocery store
-I am writing a novel and I created a Q&A website for teens struggling with social issues
-I am Native American and am currently attempting to track down my relative's info to become registered
-I go to the #1 public school in my state
-I run track
-I'm founder of my school newspaper, captain of mock trial and literary club
-I have ADD and was undiagnosed until the end of sophomore year
-I struggled freshman and sophomore year because of bullying as well
-I'll likely have great recommendations and an awesome essay</p>

<p>Basically, with my background, what are my chances at HYPS and the other Ivies?</p>

<p>The only thing that could hurt you is your GPA, but that always could be explained. Your SATs are in great shape. I think you definitely have a shot, and it’s worth applying to HYPS. Some of the Ivies like Cornell or UPenn might be a little easier for you to get into. You may also want to look at the “public ivies” like UNC or UVA too, because I think you’d have an even better chance there. Good luck!</p>

<p>I have to pull the race-card, but Native American+2360=Match for all schools. Good luck!</p>

<p>I see a top 20 liberal arts school in your future. BTW, Don’t forget about all the Claremont, Ca schools. Also its refreshing to see someone who wants to be a writer. GL.</p>

<p>You have an excellent chance at all of them. Do you know if the colleges look into whether you are “registered” as a Native American or not? I don’t know. I do know that Native Americans are the most desired URM, so your chances are great (and, of course, you have great stats notwithstanding). Look into the excellent, highly selective liberal arts colleges too–eg Amherst, Williams, and Swarthmore (the “Little Ivies”) and Carleton College.</p>

<p>yup you have great potential to get into those colleges, especially since you’re a Native American. good luck in tracking down your relative’s info! :)</p>

<p>If you can get registered, you’re in at HYPS. </p>

<p>Otherwise, they are reaches.</p>

<p>Thanks so much!!</p>

<p>Doesn’t pass the smell test:

  1. 1300 hours of community service. ? possible
  2. Summer courses at Harvard and Cornell with As and college credits ? I have looked at these programs and my Nieces and Nephews have taken them and nobody got college credit for them.
    Something about this post is not right.</p>

<p>You smell your own ignorance. 1300 hours is totally possible and my bestfriend attended the Cornell programs and recieved college credit.</p>

<p>Wow. Native Americans are a SUPER urm. Your GPA is alright, and your SAT scores are great. I’d say you’d have a better shot than most.</p>