<p>I submitted an application for the summer seminar about a week ago, so I know it's mostly a matter of impatience on my part, but needless to say I'm a bit anxious. I've been doing a lot of research and am starting to think that, although I have solid stats, I may need to boost some things to really stand out to admissions.</p>
<p>I'm a female junior from Atlanta.
-SAT: 2320 (800 W, 800 CR, 720 M) first time, will get results from March 1 on the 20th of this month
-College board says my GPA is 4.33. Not positive what it would be unweighted, but I've only gotten one semester B, an 84 in AP Calculus BC, my first semester of junior year. So, completely unweighted it's bound to be a high 3.9 something
-4 AP's so far and will take 2 next year, in addition to college english and college calculus through Georgia Tech
-Principal's List, Super Honor Roll, National Honor Society, League of Scholars, Outstanding AP Social Studies Student
-rank: 12/687 at extremely competitive public high school (multiple recipient of Governor's Cup award, etc)
-Fulton County World Language Forum: several "superior" ratings
-Grand Concours Nat'l French exam: Nat'l First place two years in a row</p>
-compete at varsity level in XC, swimming, and track- though XC and track I've picked up this year. I swam yearround for many years, so I do have that experience although I obviously don't do it anymore.
-was part of the 2007 swimming state team that won at State Championships
-I can pretty much pass all of the guy's minimum requirements from what I've seen and I'm definitely <em>very</em> into fitness.
-I am however probably not the type of material to attract big-time recruiting (though we'll see how this track season goes after this annoying minor injury goes away)</p>
-worked at Kroger for a summer
-hoping to get a job this summer, once track is over</p>
-sophomore year, I helped organize several volunteer projects for breast cancer patients and their children, with a year-long grant from Youth Service America. that's pretty much over, though.
-summer between soph/jr year, I was selected for the VolunTEEN program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; I'm returning this year, and <em>hoping</em> to be chosen for the Day Captain position (a leadership role for returning volunteers)
-I have several other small things but those are my main long-term type commitments</p>
I really don't do clubs. Or student government. As you can tell, I'm plenty busy. I'm still worried this might hurt me. I try to only do things I'm genuinely interested in and which I feel are worthwhile. Beta Club at my school helps no one and is all about college apps. I'm not in it. Clubs meet weekly in afternoons and I can't do that with yearround sports commitments. I am not a Girl Scout or active in a religious organization. My social group is just a bunch of friends, no official body of which I could be a leader. haha. ;)</p>
<p>So. I know that I have several good things going for me, but I am concerned that some of what I've mentioned in the last paragraph may make me appear ordinary or short of extraordinary to admissions officials.</p>
<p>I have a few questions:
-What chance do you think I have of making NASS?
-What suggestions do you have for me? I'm completely open to any advice as to what I should tweak and focus on in my senior year.
-Are you required to tell them of a past experience with an eating disorder? (Yes, I am that perfectionist, but I have received treatment and worked through it.)</p>
<p>Thanks very much to anyone who bothered to read all the way through this! :)</p>