<p>My son is head-over-heels in love with Oberlin, after visiting in May. I would love to see him get in, but what are his chances?</p>
<p>He has about a 3.9 GPA, SAT scores of 1560, went to regional and district band two years, has 2 years in honor society, co-founded the school literary magazine last year and founded a Young Democrats club this year, had 50 hours of community service the last two summers, belongs to wind ensemble for the fourth year, and is a Merit semi-finalist. He's taking 5 years of German, by taking 4th year for the first 2 semesters and then the 5th year 3rd and 4th. He's taking Japanese, but not a 4th year of science, 4 years of all the other major subjects, uncluding calculus this year, although math is not his strongest point. He does have a study hall this year.
He couldn't find a job last summer, but mowed lawns for people, after putting an ad in the paper.</p>
<p>If you need to know more, just ask.</p>
<p>Can anyone tell me if he has a realistic chance at Oberlin? It is his fondest dream.</p>