Chances for BC?

<p>I’m a female, Asian American</p>

<p>I attend a public high school in California
GPA: 3.86 unweighted, 4.23 weighted
SAT: math 790 cr 750 writing 730
SATII: Math 2-800
US History-700
AP: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, European Hist.(5’s)
US Hist, Span Language (4’s)</p>

<p>IB Diploma Candidate
Senior Classes:
AP Eng Lit
IB 20th Cent. World Hist.
AP Psych
IB Physics</p>

Swimming: freshman-senior year (Varsity junior and senior)
Interact: Treasurer
IBA: Secretary
CSF: Historian
NHS, Link Crew, Theater</p>

<p>Playing piano for 10 years-finished all exams after 4 years</p>

<p>Volunteer at the public library, beach cleanups, canned food drives</p>

<p>I’m applying EA for BC, what are my chances?</p>

<p>I’m also rank 3 out of 577, and a National Merit Semi-finalist</p>

<p>You have great numbers, which generally results in an acceptance with good essay and recs.</p>

<p>would a lack of substantial volunteer work be balanced out by good grades/test scores?</p>

<p>BC is defnitely high on volunteerism, so if you can work that into a place of prominence in your EC list, or even mention in your essay somewhere (I know it’s late for that if you’re going EA) it would not hurt, but you have such strong credentials otherwise, I wouldn’t really sweat it. Like bluebayou said, if your essay and recs are strong, it would be surprising for you not to make it to BC. Your numbers and ECs trump mine from when I applied and I made it!</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Thank you!
So should I consider BC a safety school or a target school?</p>

<p>I really appreciate the comments (:</p>

<p>I would say BC is a target school for you since it would really only be considered a safety school for someone that has Ivy or Ivy-equivalent stats and resume. I would not consider you test scores or ECs to be Ivy-worthy, but your chances at acceptance to BC are excellent.</p>

<p>^how is a 2270 not ivy worthy?! good sat II’s as well. as you are an asian american, a 680 on spanish is incredible. you will without a doubt get into BC</p>