Chances at Cal??

<p>Hey! I'm developing my final list of colleges to which I'm applying this fall. What do you think my chances are at Cal? Any other college recommendations? Thanks! </p>

<p>Senior at a top 10 public high school in California
GPA: 3.45 UW/ 3.65 W (upward trend with the most challenging curriculum- definitely low for Cal, though)
SATII Writing: 800
SATII Literature: 690
SATII US History: 650 (bad day)
I took the SAT in October and will take again in November- will probably be around 1400, but I'm not sure
By the end of senior year, I will have taken 8 APs and 1 honors class (AP Music Theory, AP Psych, AP Euro, AP US History, Hon. English, AP English, AP Gov/Econ, AP Stats, AP Calc AB)
I'm probably going to major in Classics and either English, History, or Poli Sci
I got 4's on the AP US and AP Psych tests </p>

<p>-Member of Junior Statesmen of America- 4 yrs
-Mock Trial- 2 years
-Vice President of Philosophy Club
-Member of Amnesty International- 3 yrs
-Member of History Club
-Member of the school district's Diversity Committee, which works to combat such issues as homophobia in the school environment
-I'm starting a book club with a friend of mine, so I'll be a co-president of that
-I work closely with the local Democratic club and do outreach work with my school through the organization
-Member/Volunteer at Feminist Majority Foundation
-Leading Volunteer/Organizer for John Kerry for President/ Kerry Campaign Writers Bureau/ Students for Kerry (about 15 hours a week)
-Participated in National Youth Leadership Forum for Law in Washington DC this spring
-Nominated to be my high school's representative for the US Senate Youth Program
-Won the underclassman award at my school 2 years in a row, once for English, once for Precalculus (each teacher picks one student from years frosh-junior to give an award to for academic excellence)
- Won the California Governor's Scholars Award for high STAR test scores
- National Merit Commended Scholar
- I'm in the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) at my school
-Took classes at UC Berkeley every summer I've been in high school (got straight A's in them)
-Taking classes at local community college as well
-I'm taking an evening dance class
-During budget cuts, I led a letter-writing campaign among the students to protect the teachers and programs that had been put in jeopardy
-Wrote a novel (unpublished) and 2 plays, one of which was performed at UC Berkeley
-I don't know if this will factor in at all in assessing my grades (I'm discussing it in the open-ended prompt), but my mom has been unemployed for a year, on top of which there was a death in the family, the combination of which made for a stressful junior year to say the least. :-( However, my grades have definitely rebounded significantly.
-I'm a very strong writer, so essays won't be a problem- I'm writing about how growing up in Berkeley instilled in me a sense of idealism and committment to social action
-I don't think this counts anymore, but I'm a double legacy at Cal</p>

<p>200+ hours of community service</p>

<p>If someone could let me know what you think my chances are, that would be great!!</p>

<p>you need to take either the 1c or 2c sat2 math test</p>

<p>I got a 630 on the IC, but I'm going to take it again either November or December (depending on my SATI score) since I had gotten a 700 on the practice and I don't really know what happened.</p>

<p>the 2c might be easier for you if youre good at precalc stuff</p>

<p>Oooh, good to know! I hate calculus with a passion, but I got an A in precalc and I understand that material really well. Thanks for the suggestion!</p>

<p>I found out yesterday I got a 1410 on the SATI if that changes things at all with respect to my chances. :-)</p>

<p>you seem like a strong student, but remember that you can't fit all of that stuff on the application, so choose what you put on it wisely</p>