Chance me pleeease

<p>I'm a senior looking to apply to Vanderbilt in the fall. I'm from an extremely competitive Catholic high school in Michigan.</p>

<p>I visited in the spring and really loved it there.</p>

<p>Let me know what you think.</p>

<p>STATS:</p>

<p>GPA: 3.94W (upward trend) (Our grading scale is quite a bit tougher than public schools)</p>

<p>RANK: 27/153</p>

<p>ACT: 31 with a 10 on writing, will be taking it again this fall</p>

<p>SAT: Never took it. Should I?</p>

<p>EXTRA CIRCULARS:</p>

<p>4 years of cross country (hopefully captain senior year)
4 (all varsity) years of lacrosse (captain for senior year)
2 (varsity) years of skiing (Rookie of the year freshmen year then most improved my sophomore year)
Volunteer all the time at a local hospital and around the city
Yearbook Editor (this will be my third year)
Core Team Member (we are solely in charge of planning the senior 3 day retreat)
National Honors Society Member
French Club
National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and on Collegiate Success
Tutor in several subjects</p>

<p>Lots of honors classes so far and senior year I'm taking AP Econ, AP Calc, AP Bio, and Honors French 4</p>

<p>We are not allowed to take AP classes until our junior year</p>

<p>State: Michigan
School type: Private (Catholic)
Gender: Male</p>

<p>No Legacy there (Mom went to Michigan Tech and Dad went to Northern Michigan(for undergrad))</p>

<p>And I'm white if that matters for anything. </p>

<p>Could I get accepted? (Assuming I write awesome essays and get great recommendations?)</p>

<p>Unfortunately I think your class rank could damn you IF you send it. I had eerily similar stats but my counselor sent my class rank despite my warnings, and after I was denied admission, I spoke with an admission counselor who told me that class rank was probably the main thing that kept me from being accepted. Keep in mind I did apply early decision, and even then I would have been a borderline applicant minus my class rank, so make sure you apply ED and DO NOT send class rank.</p>

<p>Thanks! Anything else I can do to make my application look better?</p>

<p>"Our grading scale is a bit tougher than public schools."</p>

<p>I beg to differ.</p>

<p>^ Same. What's your grading scale?
++ I can't really tell without an UW GPA..</p>

<p>Well my school doesn't give out my unweighted grade for some reason. And the grading is as follows...
100 - 95 A
94.9 - 92.5 A-
92.4 - 91 B+
90.9 - 87 B</p>

<p>I could be wrong, but according to friends that go to public schools this is much harder than any public school in Michigan and surrounding states.</p>

<p>In Illinois we have a harder scale.^(; Just calculate it yourself. You seem like a smart kid. Its just adding numbers and dividing.</p>