Chances at Harvard EA

<p>Hey, I'd really appreciate if y'all could help me out with this. See, I'm an early graduate, finishing high school in three years because I have exhausted the school's possible course offerings. Also, I was wondering if the 1520 on the SAT hurts me with my strong extra currics and SAT II scores? Advice and chances please?</p>

<p>Indian American Male
Highly competitive public school in Houston,Texas
Rank: 44/697
Weighted GPA on a 5 scale: 4.5806(I took Debate for all years in addition to Yearbook which lowered my GPA because they are 4.0 classes)
SAT- 1520(720 and 780M)
SAT IIs: 800 Writing, 770 Math IIC, 770 Biology<br>
IBs done: 7 US History, 7 Music Theory with Musical Performance</p>

<p>APs for this year: Calculus BC, Physics B, Latin Vergil, Latin Literature, Biology, English, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Domestic Government, and Comparative Government
IB HLs for this year: Math, Economics, English, Latin
IB SLs for this year:Statistics
IB Diploma Candidate</p>

<p>This year courses: Calculus BC, IB Math HL, Physics AP, Latin IV AP, Biology AP, English AP, Yearbook, Micro/Macro AP, Government AP</p>

<p>I know Harvard Early Action is basically a lottery, but I just wanted to know my chances as the resume looks. I'm applying to many schools because I'm scared of what might happen so I think for regular decision, I'm applying:
Yale, Princeton, U.Chicago, Penn-Wharton, Dartmouth, Stanford, Rice, Northwestern, Columbia, UCLA, and UT-Austin.</p>

<p>ECs by category:
HMTA 9th grade Theory Test Gold Medal, HMTA 9th grade overall winner for performance, Performance at HSPVA Young Musician's Night, UIL State Gold Medal,HMTA 10th grade Gold medal, HMTA gold medal for overal top performer, Houston Chopin Society Finalist(2nd place overall), National Chopin Competition SemiFinalist, Houston Symphony Youth Concerto-top symphony, Competition Winner(Performed with Houston Symphony as a soloist), Performance of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto along with University of Houston's Moore's School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto performance at Rice University's Shephard School of Music, same music performed at the Jones Hall(Houston's premier Performing arts center), Performance with Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra as winner of Houston Symphony Youth Concerto Winner, Texas Music Teachers Association(TMTA) 2nd place overall, Performance at Houston Symphony Spring Show-Chopin, 11th grade-Invitation to National Chopin Society symposium</p>

<p>Student Government:
Elected as Secretary of 9th grade class, elected as Recording secretary of Freshman Advisory, Elected as Secretary of 10th grade class, Elected as Sophmore Advisory Vice President 10th grade,Treasurer of 11th grade Class, Vice President of Junior Advisory Selected to Students as Allies as one of 28 students selected from 3,400 in 10th grade, Elected as Vice President of SaA 10th grade, Attended National What Kids Can Do Conference at Houston, Chairperson of schoolwide Teacher-Student Relations, Selected as one of three students for the Youth Police Action Committee 11th grade, Continued position as Chairperson and Vice President in 11th grade</p>

Fall Fever Fun Run(Age 14-15) Winner, Winner of Rice Invitational-9th grade meet, Varsity Cross Country(9,10,11) and Varsity Track(9,10 because 11th grade track hasn't started yet), District Freshman of the Year, Regional Newcomer of the Year(both for Xcountry),Fall Fever 5K 3rd place in 17 and younger category, 3rd place at Rice Invitational Varsity Meet, Participant in HP Houston Marathon with time of 2 hours 58 minutes, Winner of Rice Invitational 11th grade,</p>

National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude 9th grade, Junior Classical League Regional Certamen 9th grade, Junior Classical League State Derivatives Overall Winner 9th grade, National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude 10th grade, Junior Classical League State Geography Overall Winner 10th grade, Recording Secretary of JCL 10th grade, President of JCL 11th grade</p>

Joshinmon Karate State Kumite(14-15age group) 1st place in 9th grade, Joshinmon Karate State Kata 1st place,Joshinmon Karate National Kumite(14-15 age group) 3rd place in 9th grade, Joshinmon Karate National Kata 2nd place, Joshinmon Karate International Competition in Japan 4th place Kata, Joshinmon Karate Internationals in Japan 2nd place in Kumite, Houston Chapter Joshinmon Top Student, Student Teacher(3 days weekly) </p>

Summer of 10th grade/Beginning of the next school year-Employed by Electrophysiological Practice in Texas Heart Institute to read EKGs, Worked 5 hours daily for 12 weeks. Was on payroll and earned $3500 by the end of the term. Attended National You Leadership Forum on Medicine</p>

<p>I'm receiving letters of recommendation from my Latin teacher, my English teacher(student govt. sponsor), and my piano teacher.</p>

<p>Additionally, I'm sending off two supplementary cds to be evaulated. The piano cd has Chopin's minute waltz, Mozart's Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Schumann's Traumerei, and Chopin's Nocturne in Eb. These are pieces that I have played in both national and regional competitions.</p>

<p>Any advice is very helpful, unless, of course, it's unrelenting destructive. Haha, so please keep it calm and constructive =) Thanks.</p>

<p>Wow. haha, wow. That's all I have to say, really. Nice job, thatindiandude! (as opposed to this one over here) What I see is strong academics, nicee scores, extremely extremely well developed extra curriculars (I see you're a four-dee man: academics, sports, music, and more science).</p>

<p>In terms of advice for the future, write those awesine essays and get those teacher recs in. You shouldn't have too much trouble.</p>

<p>But then again, I'll be mean just for your sake and say that indeed, all those colleges are crapshoots for anyone. Don't slack this year. Good luck!</p>


<p>The fact that you're Indian-American doesn't help you much, but your skills are extraordinary. I think you've got a good chance - they have to admit some Indians.</p>

<p>Also, it seems you've not self-studied anything. If I were you I would self-study a third language before December and take its SAT II. It would increase your already formidable chances with Harvard.</p>

<p>Alright, I'll take the Chinese SAT II with listening. It's kinda crazy, but because all my friends are Chinese and I've wanted in on their convos, I studied it. Now, whenever they think they're being covert, I've got 'em. Thanks for all the advice. Also, would the fact that I'm an early graduate hurt me? I've essentially finished my school's honors and AP offerings for me, and I feel that rather than attend a less than spectacular junior college, I should try to further myself in prominant, legit university. I wrote about this on my application for Harvard EA(But didn't specifically say "less than spectacular junior college"). Whatdya think?</p>

<p>If you were serious about the Chinese SATII, be careful; the curve is steep (because so many native speakers take and ace the test) and the actual subject matter is pretty obscure. Have you taken the practice test yet? (I say "the" instead of "a" because there is only one Chinese SATII practice test in existence...)</p>

<p>Hm, then, never mind that. Hopefully it'll be fine before that. Now, just have to hope for good December 15 results. Actually, I"ll probably take the SAT I again in January to boost up to 1580. Thanks, and as always, any more help is gladly appreciated.</p>

<p>hey guys, i'm still wondering about the early graduate position. please tell me what you think?</p>