<p>GPA: 3.9 (on a 4.33 scale... I don't know how that's gonna translate)
SAT IIs: 740/US History, 730/Biology M, predicting the mid to high 700s for World History (taking this in the spring)
PLAN (ACT for sophomores): 30* (should get a 32-34, see below)</p>
<p>My school/location: Top 500 public school in the Midwest (most underrepresented area at Columbia, with only 8% of the student body from the Midwest).</p>
<p>Sophomore year classes: Photo I, Honors Biology, Honors Am. Lit, Adv. Journ. I, AP US History, Geometry College Prep (not in honors), French III
Junior: AP Microeconomics, Honors Chemistry, AP Lang, Adv. Journ. II, AP Euro, Alg. II CP, French IV Honors
Senior (guessing): AP Photo, AP Bio, AP Lang, Adv. Journ. III, AP Gov, Pre-calc, AP French V (plus some other stuff like art history and maybe anatomy... I'm not a hundred percent on what I'm taking)</p>
-Involvement in journalism. Will be editor-in-chief/managing editor by senior year (assistant editor at the moment). Our paper is gosh-darn good, if I may say so myself (winner of Columbia Gold Crown). Have won state and soon national awards for writing. Helped launch our online newspaper. Interning at a local newspaper this summer.
-Founder and President of French Society. We do a lot of community service stuff, and we're going to France next summer (first time French class has gone for about ten years).
-Member of a variety of other clubs (NHS, NAHS, Key Club, etc.)
-Assists in tutoring a class of underprivileged pre-kindergartners
-Member of a young woman's empowerment group, which granted $2,500 to a local woman's charity last spring
-Cashier at local cafe (yay?)
-Was involved in youth theater ages 8-13, assistant directed play freshman year, which is the age limit of involvement (theater at my school is all musicals, can't sing)
-Varsity Gymnastics freshman year (highlight of my profile...)</p>
<p>SCHOOLS (in order of interest):
1. Columbia University
2. UPenn (dad is an alumni and grandpa is a retired professor of the university)
3. Univeristy of Chicago
6. a variety of back-ups in my home state</p>
<p>Anyways, I know I don't have all of the details, but how am I doing thus far? Thanks</p>
<p>*Yeah, I didn't actually pay too close attention to the exam. I obviously will for the real one. And I'm taking an ACT course, checking out some ACT books, the whole deal.
Quick question: Is it okay if I just take the ACT? My entire school career has pretty much been in preparation for this test (as in my sixth English grade teacher had us do essays that were of the same style of the ACT questions). Thanks.</p>