Another chance me, please. Stanford #1

<p>I read the thread started by Hanajima Arashi about her chances at getting into stanford, and got curious about my own; it is my top choice as well.</p>

<p>Caucasian Male
GPA: UW (4.0)
W (4.5) (Rank 2/324)
9th grade: 1 AP, score: (4)
10th:1 AP, score: (4)
11th: 5 AP, scores: (5,5,5,4,4)
12th: 6 AP</p>

<p>SAT1: Math-760, Writing-770, Reading-800 (2330)</p>

World History- 740,
Math II-710,
US History-720,

-Nationally Ranked racquetball player (placed 3rd at high school nationals last year)
-Founded Folk Music Club 12th grade
-NHS 12th grade
-Student on the Board of Education 11th grade
-I've done some street performance with the violin as well (I wrote my essay about this)</p>

<p>Volunteer work, (total of about 100 hours for all four years)
-translator at local free health clinic 12th grade
-volunteer for animal shelter 12th grade
-big brothers big sisters 12th grade
-free tutor throughout high school</p>

<p>The problem here is that my volunteer work was almost all crammed into the first quarter of my senior year, as I realized late that I needed to fill this hole in my resume. </p>

<p>Work experience:
I have pretty minimal work experience. I have done a little bit of dog-walking, gardening, and baby-sitting over the years, mostly during summers, but that's it.</p>

-National Merit Finalist
-Most outstanding chinese student (junior year)
-Highest PSAT in my high school's history (227)</p>

<p>So, do I have a chance?
By the way, after reading Hanajima Arashi's thread, I am especially curious about what the member "whatiscollegeokk" has to say, but I welcome any input.</p>

<p>I say you're in but you need more EC's. They're not very strong.</p>

<p>Hi, what's up? xD </p>

<p>Your academics/scores certainly own my academics/scores.</p>

<p>I think you called the weakness yourself: your ECs, for the most part, are crammed into 12th grade and therefore don't show enough depth.</p>

<p>What is your "passion," that you showed on the app? I think that's the important factor that a lot of these threads miss out on.</p>

<p>But honestly, I think this is all sort of a shot-in-the-dark. Good luck!</p>

<p>P.S. It would be interesting to see what the user you named has to say.</p>

<p>Thanks for your replies. </p>

<p>-Charnae91, I'm a little confused. If you think I'm in, why would I need more EC's?</p>

<p>-Hanajima, your academics/scores were very good; "owned" is a generous way to put it, but thanks : ) My passion that showed up would probably be racquetball, but I also emphasized the violin. By the way, If we both get in, it might be fun to meet up, you think? Best of luck to you.</p>

<p>If you emphasized those things, it could make up for the "lack of directed focus" in the ECs, so that's good. :)</p>

<p>Haha, yes, if we both somehow manage that, it would be fun to meet up. n_n I'll be rooting for the both of us!</p>

<p>John you're thinking to hard.I think you'll get in but you need EC's to put you in at the top or a definite.Don't think so hard.</p>

<p>OK I see what you're saying. Thanks.</p>