Applying to transfer to Stanford, Harvard, or Brown.

<p>I'm thinking about applying to transfer to Stanford/Harvard/Brown for the Fall 2012 semester. At the moment I'm a Junior, and by that time, will be a Senior at the university I attend, though this is because I had so many credits transfer from the local university. No, they won't transfer to the universities I'm applying to and this is my first year attending this university. </p>

<p>I'll just get straight down to the point. For a first-year college student, how does this resume look and do you think it will hold or manage itself against the other transfer applicants?</p>

<p>I'm currently an English and Mathematics double degree.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.8+
Founded a company/website in September. Have formed a team and have been working 4 hours a day with them on average [28 hours a week] with the logistics/design/etc. of the company/website. It is set to launch in 2012 and currently has over $150,000 invested in it through 3rd-party investors, not by parent cash.
Have been accepted into the University Honors Research Scholars and Fellows program and have been conducting liberal arts research that involves studying different literature while relating and critiquing my own.
Through this research, I plan to have my novel, which I've been working on since June of 2011 published by the end of summer 2012. My Faculty-mentor will be one of my letter's of recommendation.
Have been chosen as one of six speakers to talk at a Scholars Annual Conference about my unique first year of college, the starting of my website/company, etc.
Currently I'm ranked 1st in a University-wide Mathematics contest that ends during April. The winner represents the University nationally in a Mathematics event. Definitely not as big a deal as the Putnam, but still holds some weight.
I've been tutoring groups of students taking lower-level Math classes every Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM and am blessed to know my tutoring has helped the students maintain or achieve their A or B that they have wanted in the course.
I've been volunteering at an animal shelter for 6~8 hours every Saturday helping animals find homes.</p>

<p>My L.O.R's have already been decided. Two are professors and one is a Harvard Fellow (I think that's the proper term). </p>

<p>I don't know if I would have to state anything about my high school experiences, but my ACT composite is a 32. Not too high, but within range to compete I believe. (I've always been adamantly against standardized tests). </p>

<p>I don't think I missed anything. This is one of the Top 20 Public Universities in the nation.</p>

<p>Top 20 Public Universities is a wide range. </p>

<p>However, even with your very amazing recs, I think with anything under a 4.0, it will be difficult to get into Harvard and Stanford. It has nothing to do with anything you're lacking, it has to do with the abysmal acceptance rates. </p>

<p>I think you'd be competitive at all the schools. I think you should be in at Brown. </p>

<p>Since you're a first-year in college, your hs GPA and scores matter a lot. So, if those weren't as stellar as your college grades, I'd suggest waiting another year (until you'd be going as a third year).</p>

<p>Thanks for the response. I understand that the abysmal acceptance rates would probably be what would end me, if anything. Also, my high school grades were stellar. On a scale of 0~100 my GPA was approximately 110.3, which is definitely weighted, but is definitely good enough, I think.</p>

<p>little to no chance at stanford & harvard. chances are slightly better at brown, but not good</p>

<p>I think Harvard and Stamford is a toss up no matter how impressive someone's stats are. You are definitely qualified, but so are tons of others with limited spots, so it is exactly that; a toss up. And worth a shot, in my opinion.</p>