Chances at Cockrell?

<p>Hello, I was just wondering if I've got a good chance at Cockrell?</p>

<p>White Male In State Resident, top 8%</p>

<p>First Choice: Chemical Engineering
Second Choice: Chemistry</p>

<p>SAT: 2240
740 CR
750 CM
750 CW</p>

3.7021 / 4.0 (Unweighted)
5.319 / 6.0 (Weighted, AP/PreAP out of 6, others out of 5)</p>

<p>Rank: 38/604 (6.29%) ~ Fairly competitive HS</p>

National Merit Commended (2011)
National Merit Semifinalist (2012)
AP Scholar with Distinction (2012)
Swim Team Male MVP / High Point Scorer (2012)
HS Level PreCal Award (2012)
Swim Team Most Improved male (2010)
Academic Excellenced (School-wide) (2011/2012)</p>

First Colony Swim Team (9th-11th) ~ 18 hours a week
Varsity HS Swim Team (9th-12th) ~ 10 hours a week
Mu Alpha Theta
National English Honor Society</p>

<p>Have taken 5 APs
Stat 5
Chem 5
US History 5
English III 5
World History 4</p>

<p>Have always taken the hardest available classes, Freshman/Sophomore year 4 PreAP/AP classes, Junior Year 6 PreAP/AP. My grades have also improved every year, from nearly straight Bs freshman year to mostly As Sophomore year to straight As Junior year.</p>

<p>Am currently taking gov/eco AP, English IV AP, Calc BC AP, Physics C AP, Health/Speech, Swim, Off Period</p>

<p>Think my essays are pretty good, I'm a decent writer. </p>

<p>Final thing: For National Merit, is there any reason to select UT as my #1 choice, as they don't give out scholarship money? Will it aid in admissions at all?</p>

<p>Also, have I any chances at the Honors school? Would love a nicer dorm ;)</p>

<p>I'd say your scores are excellent. Your GPA seems a little low but you took AP classes and did well in them apparently. I would say you have a wonderful chance, including admission to the honors program.</p>