<p>Hey guys, I'm a rising senior and was wondering If you could help evaluate my position.
I would like to do a psych major and pre med.</p>
<p>Schools I really like (as of right now):</p>
<p>Schools that I am also considering (I could see myself here, but will not be my first choice/ED):</p>
<p>Our school uses a 100 point scale.
It is a decent public school in upstate New York, but nothing exceptional...Typically, we have about 5 kids a year go to Cornell, 2 or 3 go to other Ivies, and the rest of the class goes to a SUNY school or community college.</p>
<p>Currently, I am safely in the top 10 of my class (probably 5 or so out of 275)
I have around a 96/97 unweighted.</p>
<p>Our school only offers a handful of AP's, and I've taken every one that I have been able to. I have taken three so far (Physics, World, US), but will be taking four senior year (Macro, English, Biology, Calc). Again, I have taken all the ones that would fit into my schedule. </p>
<p>I have done extremely well in all of my classes (at least a 90) except for AP Physics where I finished with a 75 (This is a notoriously hard class with an awful teacher...and this was not a terrible grade relative to my classmates...)</p>
<p>My SAT is decent...just about a 2100...and I'm hoping that this will at least get me considered by some of the good schools. I am also taking the ACT in the fall..and think I can do fairly well on that (again, hopefully good enough to maybe be considered).</p>
<p>My AP's really aren't great...I get three's (except for a 2 in physics!). However, history has never really interested me and is not my strong point...and I'm not great at physics. I would say though, that I am very strong in english, language, biology, chem, math ect.</p>
<p>I don't have many EC's...I am a member of the Science Club, and I have done Science Bowl (jeopardy style science questions...). I am also a year round varsity athlete (rowing).</p>
<p>However, I hope that I will really stand out to colleges due to some of my other activities...
I am a junior camp counselor for a couple of weeks every summer. I spend a lot of time volunteering at nursing homes around my area, and occasionally work at the local soup kitchen. I am very active in my church community...volunteering is something that I really enjoy.</p>
<p>From these volunteering experiences and from my teachers, I know that I can get some great recommendations, and I can write a great essay...</p>
<p>Also, I have invented these really cool bracelets and created the machinery used to make them...I guess my hope is that this will portray some sort of ingenuity... </p>
<p>I also have some unusual hobbies...
I am interested, and licensed in Ham Radio
Although I row, I am passionate about cycling. I love the sport and collect bicycle magazines. (I don't want to row in college, but I do hold a world distance record for my age group...)
I enjoy metal detecting.</p>
<p>In summary, I feel that I have decent grades (except for Physics; my grade in that class drives me up the wall!)...I am just hoping that my volunteering and interesting activities/hobbies/being well rounded will get me considered somewhere. Thank you for taking the time to read this. </p>
<p>So...long story short...here are some of my chances/requests (I will be more than happy to do the same for you...)</p>
<li>What should I do about Physics/will that affect me greatly?</li>
<li>Most importantly, how are my chances for some of the colleges I listed above? (Early Decision and Regular Decision for the top category, and Regular Decision for the rest)</li>
<li>I know that it's extremely late, but whatever 'level' you think I'm at (whether it be Duke or community college ;)...it would be great if you could throw some other names at me - schools I could potentially get into (I am looking for something midsized and suburban...)</li>
<p>Really, thank you for your time. Please keep in mind that I will be happy to return the favor</p>