Chance PLEASE. :) THANKS!

<p>Please chance me! Is it likely that I'll get in? Not likely? I'll be applying for a science major, such as Biology. </p>

<p>I am a senior (Class of ’11), and I go to a private Catholic high school in CA. I am an Asian (Taiwanese) female.
GPA:
3.93, unweighted
4.4, weighted
4.3, UC GPA
Top 10% of my class (Might be 5%-10%)</p>

<p>Classes:</p>

<p>Format: Class: First Semester Grade/ Second Semester Grade</p>

<p>Sophomore:
English 2 Honors: B+/A-
World History: A/A
Pre-Calc Honors: A/A
New Testament: A/A <-Not a UC Class
Chemistry H: A-/A-
Mandarin 2: A/A</p>

<p>Junior:
AP English Language and Composition: A-/A-
US History: A/A
AP Calculus AP: A/A-
Personal and Social Ethics: A/A <-UC Eligible Class
AP Biology: B+/A
Mandarin III: A/A</p>

<p>Senior:
AP Statistics:
AP Mandarin:
AP English Literature and Composition:
AP Government:
Physics Honors:
Religion and Globalization:
Intro to Philosophy: </p>

<p>Scores:
PSAT: 195
SAT: Writing: 650, Math: 740, Reading: 610. Total: 2000
SAT IIs: Bio-E: 740, Math-2: 750, Mandarin: 720</p>

<p>AP:
(junior) English Lang AP – 5
(junior) Biology AP – 5
(junior) Calc AB AP – 5
(senior) Statistics AP –
(senior) Government AP –
(senior) English Literature AP -
(senior) Mandarin AP–</p>

<p>Awards:
AP Scholar
Principal’s Honor Roll (4 semesters)
Membership, National Honors Society
Membership, California Scholarship Federation</p>

<p>EC:
Piano (~5 years)
Varsity Track and Field (~1 year)
Varsity Basketball (~1 year)
President/Officer of the Anime Club (~2 years)
Officer of the Mandarin Club (~1 year)
Member of the SUSHI Health Club (~1 year)
Tutor in the Mandarin Homework Club (~1 year)
Member of the Badminton Club (~1 year) </p>

<p>Community service: Our Daily Bread (~130 Hours), Sunnyvale Community Service (~3 Hours), Yu-Ai Kai Senior Home Care (~25 Hours)</p>

<p>I'd say you have a very good shot at getting in. As for what to do now, see if you can break 2100 on your SAT, write a good essay, and get some killer recommendation letters.</p>

<p>Agreed with Hawkwings, just try to boost up that SAT score and don't slack off on the essays and recs.</p>

<p>Your stats are much higher than mine and I was accepted (don't sweat the 2000 SAT, I had the same and I'm at Annenberg), however, your ECs seem a bit all over the place. Just make sure you highlight a passion for something specific in your personal statement. That's very important for USC admissions. I've heard of valedictorians getting rejected. I don't think it's safe to assume you'll be accepted based on your extremely high GPA/test scores.</p>

<p>Thank you for the advice! How would I be able to highlight my passion at this point though? :(</p>

<p>Well... what is your passion? Why do you want to major in biology?</p>

<p>did you go to Archbishop Mitty?</p>

<p>@marmar16</p>

<p>I want to major in Biology, because I'm actually really interested in it..mainly about the human body though. At first, I hated it, haha, but then I gradually started to like it more and more. Through majoring in Bio, I want to become a doctor (maybe specifically a pediatrician), so I can actually help others and do what I love as well. </p>

<p>@coexist</p>

<p>YES, I DO. o.O How did you know that?</p>

<p>BTW, to add to my ECs, I also took Mandarin school on Saturdays for around 10 years, and I took Japanese school for about 3 years. I hope that helps? I think it counts as an EC, hopefully.</p>

<p>Are you applying as an international applicant</p>

<p>No, I am not. I'm from the U.S.</p>