Chance me Stanford EA, Davis, NYU, USC, Berkeley, and UCSB!

<p>Hello, </p>

<p>I'm a prominent Chance poster. I don't know why, but it kind of eases my stress of school. Anyway, my dream school is Stanford (what ever that may mean); but, I wouldn't mind NYU.</p>

<p>Freshman Year (don't laugh pleeze)
2.5 <em>failed a few classes, whoops. I made them up, though</em></p>

<p>Sophomore Year
(CP) English II: A/A
(CP) World History: A/A
(CP) American Sign Language: A/A
(CP) Sociology of American Popular Music: A/A
(CP) Geometry: A/A
(CP) Biology: A/A</p>

<p>Junior Year
(AP) United States History: C/A
(AP) English Language: B/A
(AP) Chemistry Lab: B/A
(AP) Chemistry Lec: B/B
(CP) Algebra II: B/A
(CP) Theater I: A/A</p>

<p>Community College Classes
Political Science I: A
American Sign Language II: A
Economics: A
Math Analysis: A</p>

<p>Senior Year:
(AP) Calculus ab
(AP) Physics 1
(AP) Government/ (AP) Economics
(AP) Computer Science
(AP) English Literature
(AP) Psychology/ (CP) Life Skills</p>

<p>10-11 GPA: 3.75/4.1</p>

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<p>SAT: 2280; essay 12 (first try) should I retake?
Subject Tests
-Literature: 730
-US History: 800</p>

<p>AP Tests (I'm just assuming these scores through practice tests)
• English Lang: 5
• Psychology: 5
• Environmental Science: 5
• Human Geography: 5
• US History: 5
• Chemistry: 4</p>

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<p>Extra Curricular</p>

<p>• (President) Point of Poverty (11, 12)
• (President) JSA Debate Team/Club (11, 12)
• (Treasurer) Poetry Slam (11, 12)
• (Beginning) Peer Counseling (9,10)
• (Advanced) Peer Counseling (11, 12)
• (Intern) (11, 12)
• (Intern) (10, 11, 12)
• (Intern) (10, 11, 12)
• CIT at Jew Summer Camp (11)
• Jew Club (11, 12)
• JV Football (10)
• Tutor (10,11)
• DJ Club (9, 10)
• FBLA (9, 10)
• Relay for Life Team Captain (11, 12)
• BBYO AZA (10, 11, 12)
• BBYO Board (11, 12)
• Announcer, Varsity Baseball (11)
• Animal Shelter (11, 12)</p>

<p>Total Community Service Hours: 330</p>

<p>Awards</p>

<p>• I have a few in Public Speaking.</p>

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<p>First semester Junior Year was a trip.
My grandmother was regularly hospitalized (conveniently nights before APUSH exams...), I was regularly responsible of caring for my four younger siblings, and I had transferred to a new school; so I came in not knowing a single person.</p>

<p>White Male
Income 100-150k
First generation
SoCal</p>

<p>I'm not sure if Stanford or NYU require teacher recommendations, but I can assure you that if they do, the recs will be awful.
Both my English teacher and math teachers are a parasitical, narcissist maniacs; I'm not the best in chem; and my US History teacher really couldn't give a bigger s-hit about me. I'm occasionally known to tell a lie, but I'm completely serious when I say that my first semester AP English grade was made up of two assignments; an essay written in the first week of school, and a homework assignment. We read one novel in that one semester.</p>

<p>I'm going to apply EA to Stanford and as either a PoliSci, or an English/Education major. I'm not too worried about Davis or UCSB (because my stats are above their average admit), but I am worried about USC and NYU because they include Freshman year in their GPA counts, so I'll be below average. Stanford is extremely unlikely, but I want your views!</p>

<p>In my essays, I plan to talk about my education; how I have been in many shoes. I graduated middle school with a 1.8, Freshman year with a 2.5, Sophomore year with a 4.0, and Junior year with a 3.91. I'm going to write about me getting bullied and sexually harassed, and playing football to overcome it. I'm going to write about being suspended on several different accounts Freshman year. I'm going to write about overcoming negative impulses, motivation, and my take on US test scores. I'm going to also mention 4 schools in 4 years. I'm going to write about what most UC/Stanford applicants cannot write about, failure. </p>

<p>Anyway, please leave your input! </p>

<p>How did you have a 2.5 in Fresh?</p>

<p>Algebra I: A/A
English I: F/B
Humanities: C/C
Physics: C/C
Photography: C/C
Spanish I (then Wood I): F/A </p>

<p>First semester English turned into an A through summer school.</p>

<p>bump!</p>

<p>Stanford - reach
Berkeley - reach
UCLA - low reach</p>

<p>Stanford: big reach
Berkeley: reach
LA: match </p>

<p>Chance me back <a href=“https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1597037-chance-for-top-lacs-ivies-and-other-ultra-selective-schools.html#latest”>https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1597037-chance-for-top-lacs-ivies-and-other-ultra-selective-schools.html#latest</a></p>

<p>Stanford: major reach. i think your grades aren’t good enough. It may be worthwhile to apply ED elsewhere so another school can know its your to choice.
NYU: low reach b/c grades. perfectly amazing test scores. I think you will ultimately get in. certain programs are harder than others, though. I think stern and tisch are the hardest probably.
UCLA: reach, there’s so many applicants there’s no guarantee. your testing is great though so it could happen.</p>

<p>Yeah, I’m talented when it comes to filling out the correct bubble, lolol.</p>

<p>I’m most likely going to apply EA to Stanford, anyway, unless my EA/ED would be better spent on NYU?</p>

<p>bump! :)</p>

<p>By the way, new Senior Course Load!</p>

<p>(AP) Calculus ab
(AP) Physics I
(AP) Physics II
(AP) United States Government/ (AP) Economics
(AP) Computer Science
(AP) English Literature
(CP) Life Skills/ (CP) Team Sports</p>

<p>AP Psych would be a joke since I’m already self-studying, so I picked up another Physics course!</p>

<p>Also, I forgot to mention a few things in my Extra Curricular that may definitely help me out!</p>

<p>I’m part of Kids Helping Kids, a 501c3, and convincing huge corporations (large theaters, restaurant chains) to join and sponsor (many of which have joined; like McDonalds, Subway, Regency Theaters, El Polo Loco, etc.). Next year, I’m planning to start my own chapter in my city.
I’m the manager of one of the largest magicians in Israel, he moved to the United States, so after contacting him Freshman year, I have been his starting manager. I have found and scheduled over 40 shows for him. I also hold a board position on a portfolio corporation; I help make major decisions.</p>

<p>I know that my grades are lower than the average admitted, that I don’t have more than two worth while awards, that I’m only decent in college leveled Chem (most kids got an A and a 5 in that course), and I got a C Junior year in one of my best subjects. I’m not perfect. But still, for Stanford and Berkeley, could it help that I am going to most likely be one of the only applicants who has legitimately failed a few courses in High School, but worked their way up to a 4.0, and then took 6 AP courses their Junior year (obviously not doing amazing in them), and 7 AP courses Senior Year, along with having at term with a full college schedule, and having some pretty interesting Extra Curriculars? I have a 4.1, so it’s not like they’ll be mortified by my grade point average, and my SAT is relatively high, and I got an 800 in a course that I got a C in!</p>

<p>I just feel as if I belong at Berkeley. Berkeley is the reason why I haven’t dropped out yet. Freshman year summer school English, I had gone on an internet journey to look for colleges that would “accept me.” Berkeley had everything that I wanted in a college that I could never get into. But, upon finding out that they disregard Freshman year, I was motivated to do well. I go to a high ranking public school (average SAT 1870) so it wasn’t necessarily easy to get my 4.0, but I did it and quickly found a love for education. It was almost magical. It felt as if it was meant to be. I graduated middle school with a 1.8 (yet always, somehow, managed to score advanced on my STAR testings) and I set all of those terrible temptations aside. Berkeley is the reason why I am posting this right now. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Berkeley, I wouldn’t be surprised if I would have turned out to be a drop out. I have literally raised my PSAT/SAT score 700 points in one year because of Berkeley.</p>

<p>Thank you so much, all! But please, help me out here! :)</p>

<p>By the way, I have made over 40 thousand dollars being the Magician’s Manager, if that serves to help me!</p>