<p>Hey, I'm hoping that by the end of high school, I can successfully apply to Stanford. I'm a sophomore and my I ended my freshmen year with (I believe) a 3.20 GPA :-(. I just slacked off a little last year, was unorganized, and got sick a lot. I have a ton of community service hours (will probably have 1000+ by end of high school) and am multilingual. What must I raise my GPA to and what is minimum score on SAT's I could get in order to get into Stanford. Thank you! BTW I go to a collegiate school if that helps...</p>

<p>P.S. I plan on either studying medicine or law.</p>

<p>Luckily for you, freshman year grades don't count. That does not mean it will be easy for you to dig yourself out of the hole - your class rank will be affected.</p>

<p>There are no cut-off numbers, but you should be in the top 10% of your class, have at least 3.85 GPA, and get >700 on each section of SATs (both I and II) to have any realistic chance.</p>

<p>That sounds about right. For the class entering 2005,</p>

<p>Average high school GPA: 3.90
SAT verbal scores over 500: 99%
SAT math scores over 500: 100%
ACT scores over 18: 100%
SAT verbal scores over 600: 94%
SAT math scores over 600: 97%
ACT scores over 24: 98%
SAT verbal scores over 700: 67%
SAT math scores over 700: 74%
ACT scores over 30: 71%</p>

<p>While about 70% of incoming freshman averaged 700+ on their SAT's, it's also clear that 30% must have done worse than 700. I actually know someone at Stanford who averaged 680 on his SATs. He was very passionate about community service, student government, and working with city council. So, get those stats up, but don't give up - also focus on developing interests and finding activities that you really enjoy and can learn from.</p>

<p>Thank you very much! :-)</p>