Chances Of Getting Into Stanford?

<p>Well right now after freshmen year just endedI have a 4.13 GPA(straight A's). I run varsity cross country and track. I do Tae Kwon Do. I am the president of environmental club, treasurer of my class, and vice president in my schools HOSA(health occupation students of america). I'm taking the ACT in June for the first time, my goal without studying is a 26. I will study every day over the summer and take it again in September, I hope to get a 31. I also plan to graduate a year early. If I have a 4.6 GPA, 32 ACT, and all these activities and clubs, what are the chances of me getting into Stanford?</p>

<p>Its far too early to tell. With a sold GPA/rank and 32 ACT and a couple ECs, you'll probably be on similar standings as about 18,000+ other Stanford applicants. If you're running varsity track as a freshman, you might stand a chance as being a recruited athlete eventually, which would be very beneficial to your chances. </p>

<p>Pretty sure graduating early (if you mean an entire early) would be detrimental to your chances at Stanford. That being said, if you keep up the good work, you'll be qualified for many great schools and at least have a shot at Stanford. It's just a big reach for everyone.</p>

<p>Also: about being a varsity athlete, the qualifications are dramatically different from school to school. For example: some schools actually have tryouts, some don't. Some puts whoever they can to fill in the spots, some have to cut people because there are too many players. Just because you are a varsity athlete, don't automatically think that you have a shot at being recruited. I know that my school always kicks every school in our leagues' butts every year. Yet, we can not compete with the school across town because they are that much better than us. We have been defeated by them for 13 consecutive years. Yet, there are even better teams that beat them for 13 years. It is all a food chain, unless you are at the top of the food chain, chances of being recruited are slim to none. Since you are in an individual sport, you should have a pretty solid idea if you have a chance of being recruited. We had a cross country runner who was top 14 or something in the nation or something, a few years ago, goes to a state school now (UCLA)...</p>

<p>That was a little obvious, lol.</p>

<p>Yet, no one gets through to their head: woopdedoo, you are a varsity athlete... Not gonna add much oomph to the application.</p>

<p>Don't get me wrong, I am an athlete too. I play(ed) football. I dropped football next year so I can actually have time to study...</p>

If you are looking to be recruited, then you have to be top notch. Otherwise, being a varsity athlete can help you in terms of diversity.
David, you mentioned that you were Asian and you played football. If you played varsity, it could be a big advantage, because the fact is, few Asian students play varsity football.</p>

<p>^That's really misleading. The second half anyway.</p>