Coursework (AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores for high school; also include level of math and foreign language reached and any unusual academic electives; for transfers, describe your college courses and preparation for your intended major(s))
5 in 3 APs
4 in one AP
5 more APs in senior year
State level choir
Extracurriculars (Include leadership, summer activities, competitions, volunteering, and work experience)
Student government VP
Political campaign internships
Research scholarship with ex-Yale prof
Office of Sustainability internships
Grassroots sustainability organization volunteering
Global citizenship certification
Essays/LORs/Other (Optionally, guess how strong these are and include any other relevant information or circumstances.)
Cost Constraints / Budget (High school students: please get a budget from your parents and use the Net Price Calculators on the web sites of colleges of interest.)
Schools (List of colleges by your initial chance estimate; designate if applying ED/EA/RD; if a scholarship is necessary for affordability, indicate that you are aiming for a scholarship and use the scholarship chance to estimate it into the appropriate group below)
Safety (certain admission and affordability)
Likely (would be possible, but very unlikely or surprising, for it not to admit or be affordable)
Before you apply to all highly competitive reach schools, please read this thread I’m about to link. It’s older…but admissions have become even more competitive since it was written. No one expected a NMF, class val, excellent ECs, high GPA and SAT scores, excellent LOR, etc…to not get accepted anywhere but that’s what happened. This kid didn’t really have a sure thing for admission the first time he applied to colleges. I won’t give away the happy ending, but after taking a gap year, he did land on his feet. BUT he had a really lousy ending to his senior year in high school.
You need some sure things for admission. Places that are affordable and that you will be happy to attend. Find two. These are the hardest to target. It’s easy to find reach schools. Do these sure things…and start looking today.
Agree with others that your current list as presented here leaves the distinct possibility of getting shut out. Hopefully not, but you don’t have a single sure thing…And you need one.
If this officially becomes top 9% ELC than you will have UC Merced (and last year also UC Riverside) as auto-admits. Would you be happy at either of those? If so, then you might be OK. If not, then you need to start looking beyond you current list of reach schools.
All of these are reaches because their acceptance rate is well below 20%.
Add Davis (close to Sacramento for experience) for an instate likely that’s better for your goals than Riverside or Merced.
AU would be a match. Dickinson also.