Chances for Yale (uh-oh) Middlebury, NYU, etc. Please!!

<p>Chance me for:
Carnegie Mellon</p>

Rising Senior
Small Private School

GPA so far: 3.83 U/4.1 W
PSAT: 226
AP Scores so far (keep in mind I haven't gotten them back for jr. year): 5 in AP English Language</p>

AP Classes: English Lit, European History, Chemistry
next year: Biology, Calculus, French, US History
Awards: Freshman- top student in French and Adv. English II
Sophomore: Writing award for History
Junior: Smith College Book Award for English
Math Team: Sophomore year, 6th place regionally. Junior year, 9th place regionally</p>

9th, 10th grade: speech team (cont'd from middle school)
9th grade: Varsity Track and Varsity Cross Country, MV Field Award for Track
10th grade: Varsity FH
Theatre: Since 5th grade. Started after school conservatory as a sophomore- Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6 and 6, 7 plays by graduation. Intensive program at Carnegie Mellon this summer
Senior Project: directing the school play (our previous director left the school and we can't afford to hire a new one)
Weekly Voice Lessons- I'll submit a tape as a supplement
Creative Writing: accepted to Governor's School for Arts summer after sophomore year, took Creative Writing class, an assistant editor for the literary magazine junior and senior year. Will submit writing supplement.</p>

I've been a year advanced in English all through high school.
I write very strong essays (I know everyone says that, but I promise I do)</p>

<p>Potential Gap Year with Americorps</p>

<p>Thank you! Please post a link if you'd like me to chance back</p>

<p>What is your class rank?</p>

<p>The school doesn't rank.</p>

<p>Could you estimate? Your weighted GPA seems a bit low; but if that is still the highest (or nearly so) at your school, it won't be a problem.</p>

<p>I would guess top 10% but there are 32 kids in my grade so that's not saying a lot.</p>

<p>bump .</p>

<p>okay will someone please chance me? i am a lot more urgent than the freshmen on this website who get chanced based entirely on exaggerated predictions.</p>

<p>NYU you are in for sure</p>

<p>I would also think that Kenyon is a pretty low match for you.</p>

<p>i think the only bad thing is that you weren't really consistent with your ECs. Why didn't you do anything in 11th grade, sports-wise? Also, the top-student thing won't be as impressive if your grade is that small - especially if your UW GPA is a 3.8. Also, you say theatre since 5th grade, but honestly colleges don't really care what you have done before high school, so they won't be seeing that unless you write an EC essay or something about it...</p>

<p>but as to whether you have a chance or not, i think you do for most of those schools, since your SAT score is pretty good! I'm the opposite - my GPA is like 4.4/4.0 and I'm number 3/350, but my SAT was only 2210 (780m, 750w, 680cr, whoops).</p>

<p>Because with the theatre program I do, I can't do sports because I would miss half the practices. </p>

<p>And eiram, your end is certainly better than mine :)</p>

<p>Thanks for chancing me and sorry it took so long for me to reply.</p>

<p>I think your stats are great. I'm jealous of your SAT score. But a lot of your academic awards don't mean much. Your academic schedule is pretty rigorous, but mind you, there are a lot of other people with similar schedules.</p>

<p>I think you need to strongly emphasize how committed you are to theater in your essays and explain that's why you lack EC's in other fields. Colleges like to see commitment and the fact that you quit sports and lack EC's in junior year will hurt you unless you provide an adequate explanation (hence, explain in your essay with theater).</p>

<p>Get good recommendation letters and strong essays. You have a pretty good chance overall. Also, be sure to take some SAT II's!</p>