a realistic goal?

<p>I'm a junior; class of 2006.</p>

<p>I will not be indicating my race on my apps because I do not believe in that. I do not need the pity of admissions officers and I do not believe that apps should even have a space for this. What does race have to do with anything?</p>

<p>Competitive public school.</p>

<p>GPA by graduation should be 4.02 or so weighted. I don't know about unweighted.</p>

<p>Currently top 15%. </p>

Star Raiders (anti-drug program for children), 3 years
French Club, 4 years (possibly an officer next year)
Possibly NHS (I haven't gotten my acceptance/rejection letter yet)
Possibly French Honor Society and/or Quill and Scroll (for journalism)
Newspaper staff, 2 years
Lit Mag, 2 years
Starting up a French painting club
Applied to a mini-medical school for high schoolers, I need to get through interview before I know if I've been accepted or not
Translator at my church (consecutively from Korean to English...hopefully I can work at it and do it simultaneously)
Volunteer at hospital, should have over 100 hours by graduation</p>

<p>The only standardized test scores I have are my PSATs...I got a 189 on a practice one, and just took the real thing this morning.</p>

<p>I am reaching for the equivalent of a 1400+ on the new SAT I that is out of 2400.</p>

<p>I will be taking SAT IIs, but I don't know what subjects yet.</p>

<p>I hope for a 30+ on the ACT.</p>

<p>I plan to study various foreign languages in college, especially French.</p>

<p>Schools I'm interested in (I live in the Chicago land area):
*U of Chicago
*Illinois Wesleyan
I guess I'll have to apply to U of I at Urbana-Champaign (would this be considered a safety for me?)
Harvard (def a reach for me, my dream; cousin and uncle went there)
Wellesley (cousin went there)

<p>Starred schools are those of which i am seriously researching.</p>

<p>What would be some good matches for me? And yes, I do realize that it's extremely hard to predict these things, especially since I do not have my test scores.</p>

<p>Your efforts are appreciated.</p>

<p>1400+/2400??? I'm not too familiar with the new SAT, but that doesn't seem very good at all...</p>

<p>Also, your low GPA/rank isn't going to make you a competitive candidate at U of Chicago or Harvard...</p>

<p>moocow961 - i said i wanted the EQUIVALENT of a 1400+ on the new sat that is out of 2400. not 1400/2400.</p>

<p>Hard to calibrate reach/match/safety without (a) unweighted GPA; (b) number of AP and honors classes; (c) actual SAT and SAT II scores. At this point just keep looking at a lot of colleges so you have a list of a couple dozen that look pretty good to you. Once the other info is in you can start adjusting and cutting the list.</p>

<p>Leave all your current schools on your list - they are good ones. Some others to consider: Middlebury, Dickinson, Connecticut College, Scripps, Mt. Holyoke, Kenyon and University of Wisconsin - Madison.</p>

<p>If you are planning on doing Romance Languages, why aren't you considering Smith? It is easily the match of all the other schools on your list, and better JYA options.</p>