<p>I'm an American/French citizen who grew up in the French public school system only, but was still able to break 1000 on my SAT scores (I know its not great, but for me it's encouraging). I'm in the top quarter of my class. Do I have a chance at a good US University? Does anyone have any information on where I could go and how to get there? </p>
<p>I read some of the accomplishments of American high school kids and I'm worried that the systems are just so different.... </p>
<p>MORE DETAILS: I'm a dual national, American-French, born in Chicago, moved to France when I was 3. I have always been in a purely French public school system (no bilingual or international schools) and I got 540 verbal and 500 math on my first attempt at SATs. I'm a bit disappointed in my math, but in France we don't approach math the same way at all.
Even though my family is middle income (less than 50 000 US dollars a year), I am determined to go to a good American University. My mom went to Oberlin and University of Chicago. My dad (French) is an architect. Nobody in my French high school has ever even tried to go to the States so I have no help in understanding the system.
The idea of going to an American University is very new to me. I believe I have a good chance because I grew up in a French system but was still able to break 1000 on my SAT scores (I know its not great, but for me it's encouraging). I'm in the top quarter of my class.
I play competitive basketball here and would really hope to get to play at least Division III.