Chance a panicked senior?

<p>So, here goes:</p>

<p>SATs: CR: 730 M: 630 WR: 740
SAT IIs: Lit: 800 (woo!!) math level 1: 670
GPA: 3.98 unweighted
Class rank: valedictorian
White male, parents hold masters degrees, low income bracket</p>

<p>Strong essays, extremely strong recommendations, good interview, visited three times (I can't help it, haha)
When I visited, I talked to the chair of the Linguistics department about my interest in linguistics, and we had a great talk and he said he would put in a good word for me in admissions. </p>

<p>I go to a school where there are no "honors" or "AP" classes, only honors credit for "exceptional work", which I have for almost all my classes.</p>

<p>I save money up from my job teaching the cello to go to Europe in the summers, to work on my languages. I speak french moderately well (French with listening 610) and German rather poorly, but I'm working on it :D</p>

<p>I am a 2nd Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and am an instructor at my martial arts school, and I have won several medals in competitions. I have been playing the cello for ten years, and I teach seven students. </p>

<p>I sen in a writing sample, but they classified it as creative when I put it down as "other: analytical" - is that really awful?</p>

<p>Thanks so much, I applied early decision I, so I should be hearing the big news soon!!
Best-
Futurefreedom</p>

<p>From what you described, I'd say you have a decent chance--and that's all I can say. You obviously have good scores on reading/literature, but your math is a bit weak. Of course, your test scores should be an advantage if you indicate clearly you want to do language/linguistics, which I assume you have/will. </p>

<p>I can't tell very accurately how strong an applicant you are, however, since a lot of it depends on your essays, which you haven't shown us. Even if you did, to judge them good or bad would be subjective.</p>

<p>got in! YAY!!</p>