<p>S3 is a high school Junior. He is interested in Economics/Finance. His stats and EC's are as follows:</p>
<p>1) GPA (UW) = 4.0 after the 5th semester; (Weighted) #2/over 800 in his grade. His rank may drop since he only takes 4 AP courses this year.
2) SAT = 2300 after the 1st try.
3) AP 5's for Micro/Macro Econ, Human Geo, Biology; he is taking AP Chem, Stats, English, and Calc AB and hoping to become a National AP Scholar by May this year.
4) PSAT ~ 2270
5) Tennis Varsity - competed in state finals; team captain next year.
6) Team leader for Euro Challenges last year and will be a mentor for this year's team.
7) State Regional Econ Challenge #2; will compete in Fed Challenge this semester
8) Sophomore Class president and assistant School Board Ambassador; He is a member of the Student Council, NJHS, Habitat for Humanity club, and student tutor for Biology. He planned to campaign for election of the Junior year class president. But, the school picked the officers. So, he lost interest in the student council activities.
9) He is recruiting officers/members and is discussing with teachers to form an investment/economics club.
10) Debate team varsity member
11) Tennis tutor for city ‘s summer camp; Volunteer in a local hospital</p>
<p>He likes to read (Economists, Times, Newsweek, SI) and writes well. His essay was used by his AP Lang teacher as a master piece. </p>
<p>His problems are that he is not very serious. He likes to party and enjoy life. His school is OK but not a difficult one. He seldom spends more than two hours a day for study. His routine is to play tennis for 3 hours (or other EC activities), have his dinner, watch Cudlow on CNBC, study for one hour, take a long bath while reading, do some research on investment and debate topics, take a nap and do some more research before going to bed. During weekend, he probably will go to party and sleep over. He has not been very diligent about his HW either. He had skipped some since they were only worth 10 points out of 800 points total. He is not very organized and even studied the wrong sections in one of his AP Calc tests. And, he has little patience. </p>
<p>What is his chance of being accepted into Wharton, his #1 target school? Even if he is lucky to get in, I am concerned that if he can survive the competition and thrive since his background is not solid enough. He intends to apply to Wharton, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and IU (our state school). IU Kelley is pretty good except that he may party too much. Is there something he should do, during 2012, to give himself a better chance to be accepted by Penn? Your advice is greatly appreciated.</p>