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<p>Hi, guys - I was wondering if you could chance me for some of the more selective schools: Ivies, Stanford, and the like. Since I'm a junior, I'd appreciate any feedback on what I can do to improve myself in senior year. I'll return the favor. Thanks!</p>

<p>Location: South Carolina
Junior in High School, Class of 2013
Ranked 3rd/652
GPA: 5.36
Schedule: Honors classes mostly, and AP Language. Now enrolled in AP Literature, AP Calculus. Some college credits have been earned as well, through Dual Enrollment.
SAT in Spring of Sophomore Year: 1460/1600, 2220/2400</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
Cross-Country Team since 7th grade. Currently Co-Captain, All-Region Athlete.
Track Team (distance events) since 7th grade, Co-Captain of Distance Team. Qualified for State in the 800m and 4x800 race.
Boy Scouting: Eagle Scout Rank, Senior Patrol Leader for 2 years.
Active in my church.
Plays guitar, started a Guitar Club at my high school.
Member of Key Club - Vice President
Member of FBLA - Secretary/Treasurer
Member of Beta Club
Internship at Local Newspaper Office in Summer of Sophomore year
Working as a Camp Counselor at a Boy Scout Camp this coming summer.</p>

<p>Thanks again for reading my post, guys! I appreciate your feedback whether or not I'm on track for the Ivies (Harvard, Yale, specifically) and Stanford.</p>

<p>Your numbers and sports are strengths, but lack of more AP's might hurt you a bit, depending on the school you come from. As for next year I'd just work on brainstorming your best essay topics and start pre-writing to show yourself in the best light. They want to see a passion for something. Also, get in good with some teachers to have lined up for recs. Overall, you're on basically the right track (Although there isn't really a clearly defined "right track")... Good luck!</p>

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<p>You seem to be in line with others who apply to competitive schools so just write an essay that will separate you with the competition. Stanford seems like a high target/low reach. Good luck... <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1238653-please-i-will-chance-back.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1238653-please-i-will-chance-back.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I would say you are on the right track. If you have to option, you should take more APs.</p>

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<p>you prob should take more APs if ur school has them. My school doesnt, neither can I afford the transportation costs or fees to go to one :( <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1239287-chance-me-stanford-university-will-chance-back.html#post13431289%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1239287-chance-me-stanford-university-will-chance-back.html#post13431289&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Yes I think you definitely have a shot if you continue on. Just write some good essays and get some good recs. Stanford would be a mid-reach (it's tought for everyone). Definitely think about Brown or Cornell or Darthmouth (some of the easier ivies), as those would be low reaches for you.</p>

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<p>All of your schools mostly don't happen for the vast majority of val/2350 students. So the real answer is all 3 are highly unlikely statistically. You need to find a way to truly stand out.</p>

<p>harvard and yale are reach for you to be honest. But certainly a good chance to get in.</p>

<p>You're on the right track! Keep up the good work!</p>

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<p>Can you explain to us how "good chance" is even a possibility?</p>

<p>Like what the others said, I think you have a good possibility in getting into an ivy league school ! You're on the right path. Just continue working hard :)</p>

<p>I agree you definitely are on the right track. As someone unfamiliar with the south Carolina grading system though your gpa doesn't mean much to me...is it on a 6 point scale? What is it unweightw? I think your leadership roles are impressive however. If I were you id try to show WHY you're passionate about these things and why you're different from every otwr super achiever in high school...what you care about beyond success. It's those who stand out who get in and If you present yourself well you definitely have a good chance
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<p>Geographically you are more unique then you would be to some of the other students in the Northeast. Your rank and extra currics seem to suit you well, but I would apply to some schools like NYU, vanderbilt, or some other non-ivies to make sure you are not setting yourself up for disaster.</p>

<p>^^agree, need a few safety schools, harvard and yale are always difficult. Def got a shot to say the least</p>

<p>Among the three ivies, I think you have the biggest shot at Stanford, meanwhile the other two might be reaches for you, but not big!
I would suggest you apply to some other less rigor schools as well, ;p</p>

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<p>You look pretty good, but as everyone else said, go for more AP's. Class rank is great though, so is GPA. If you're not taking many because your school doesn't offer them, take them online. I'm taking 3 AP classes now, two of them are online because my school is so small. You're very competitive, but so is everyone else that applies to the ivies. Focus on more AP classes and write a great essay so that you can stand out to the admissions officers.</p>