any chance of acceptance?

<p>Hello, as an incoming senior, I am considering this school to pursue in science. However, I would like to know if I even stand a chance at being accepted.</p>

*White Male
*Live 15 mins away in fontana, attending Etiwanda High School</p>

Critical Reading 540 62%
Math 710 95%
Writing 630 87%
Multiple Choice 61 (score range: 20-80)<br>
Essay 9 (score range: 2-12) </p>

<p>I am not very proud of these scores, but I did barely anything to prepare for this test in June (and am now angry at myself for doing so). However, after taking the test, I am going to retake it in fall - prepared (I have 8 practice tests and software and the official SAT book)</p>

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<p>Acad GPA (9-12) 4.1250 3.6000
Acad GPA (10-12) 4.2143 3.6429
Total GPA (9-12) 4.0227 3.5455</p>

<p>Class size: 775
Class rank: 27 10-12 rank: 22</p>

<p>*Freshman year
Honors English I: A-/A-
Spanish I: B+/B-
Honors Geometry: B+/B
Jazz IV: A/A
Marching Band/Symphonic Band: A/A
Physical ED: B/C (that C hurt, especially when you run a 7 minute mile everytime)
Natural Science II: B+/B+
Total GPA: 3.71 both semesters</p>

<p>*Sophomore Year
Honors English II: B+/B
Spanish II: B+/B-
Honors Algebra II: B+/A-
Jazz III/I: A/A
Marching Band/Wind Ensemble: A/A
Honors Chemistry: A-/A
Honors World History: B+/B+
Total GPA: 4.00/4.14</p>

<p>*Junior year
AP English Comp:B+/A
Spanish III: A/A
Honors Pre-Calc: A-/A
Marching band/Wind Ensemble: A/A
Jazz I: A/A
AP Physics: A/A+
AP U.S. History: B/B
Total GPA: 4.29/4.43</p>

<p>However, I also took my second year of PE in summer school and I received:
Physical ED: A/B-
Total GPA: 3.5</p>

<p><strong><em>However, they counted this ONE class as a semester of its own, averaging into my total GPA a 3.5.....which greatly reduced my overall GPA... anyway I can fix this?</em></strong></p>

Only extra curricular I really have time for is band.
Play Lead Alto Sax in the top concert band
Play lead Alto Sax in the top Jazz Band
Section Leader of Alto Saxes in marching band</p>

<p>Also, a letter of recommendation will be coming from my AP Physics and AP Calculus teacher who graduated from HMC</p>

<p>Honestly, do I stand a chance?</p>

<p>You have a chance, but it's not a strong chance. I would recommend you retake the SAT and raise the score to at least a 2100, and at least a 750 on Math. Or try taking the ACT to see if you can score higher on that.</p>

<p>The rec from the HMC alum may be the saving grace, because he or she knows HMC exceptionally well and can comment on how well you'd fit in. Seriously talk with them about how to make it shown that you really fit this school.</p>