I'm a junior right now and I'm starting to really get into college searching after months of just scanning. I haven't taken the ACT yet but I'll be taking it twice total. The question I'm really asking her is what score should I be shooting for in regards to the following info?
I am an Illinois resident, and attend University High School in Normal. I've been told that makes a difference in my applications but I don't really see how. They don't weigh my GPA so right now it is 3.725. I have been taking a lot of core classes (not a lot of electives like art or music) but in regards to AP I have taken U.S History my sophomore year and this year I am taking Literature. I plan to take AP Spanish and Stats. </p>
<p>I am also taking the highest level of each class you would expect of a Junior. For example, I'm in Spanish 4 right now as well as Pre-Calculus (semi-difficult course load, not the hardest). In terms of outside of school, I have been on the swim team since Freshman year and this year I helped form a Diversity club at my school where I believe we will be doing some community service. Other than that, I have nothing else to offer on my application. </p>
<p>That is why I made this thread- Does anyone have any advice to help me improve my chances of getting into UIUC? ACT, School, and Extracurricular wise? I really want to go... Just saying. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!</p>