Chances Thread...Engineering School

<p>I come from a very competitive public school in a relatively well off middle class suburb of Dallas (average salary in the suburb per family is around 105k/year). In the top 10 ranked students of the senior class, usually at least 2-3 go to Ivy League schools.</p>

<p>-Rank: 8/685
-GPA: 4.1429 (Weighted)
-SAT: 2220 (2240 superscored) (Essay: 11 both times)
-ACT: 35 (E: 33, M: 35, R:35, S:35, Essay: 10/12)
-SAT2s: Math IIC - 800, Chem - 740, USH - 720</p>

<p>Sophmore year APs: Calculus BC (5), World History (3 but cancelled the score), Computer Science A (4)</p>

<p>Junior year APs: Statistics (5), Macroeconomics (4), Microeconomics (4), English Language (5), Chemistry (4), United States History (4)</p>

<p>Senior Year schedule (all APs): Physics C, Biology, Government, English Literature, Art History, Multivariable Calculus (not an official AP class)</p>

<p>I have taken the most rigorous course load offered by my school.</p>

<p>I also think taking Multivariable Calculus will give me somewhat of an edge in the admission process since the highest offered by most schools (even really good private schools in my area) is Calculus BC.</p>

<p>Extracurriculars (with grade level in parenthesis):
-Eagle Scout (11) (been in Cub Scouts since 2nd grade, went through Weblos as well)
-Chief Administrator of self-started online computer discussion board ( (9-12)
-Owner of self-started business (Forum above, revenue from ads and other promotions)
-National AP Scholar
-National Merit Semifinalist
-Coppell Conservatory Piano Lessons (6-11)--- won several medals and ribbons on Sonatina and Fall/Spring festivals
-AMC - 10A School Winner (10)
-AMC - 12B School Winner, Score: 105. AIME qualifer (11)
-Have a lot more math competitions coming up this fall, hoping to do well (ARML, Texas A&M tourney, Rice tourney, etc.) (12)
-Business Professionals of America, placed 8th at Nationals (in NYC), 2nd at state in "Network Design Team" (11)
-Business Professionals of America, placed 6th at state in "Novell Network Administration", National Alternate (11)
-Business Professionals of America, placed 2nd at regionals, 27th at State in "PC Servicing and Troubleshooting (10)
-Business Professionals of America, placed 1st at regionals (9)
-National Honor Society member (10,11,12)
-Started building website for company Copy Cat Printing (10,11)</p>

<p>Leadership Positions (with grade level):
-Math Club, Founder, President (11,12)
-Boy Scouts Troop 700 Librarian (9)
-Boy Scouts Troop 700 Patrol Leader (10,11)
-State Officer Voting delegate for Business Professionals of America (9)</p>

<p>Community Service (with grade level):
-Primary Care Clinic of Lewisville (non profit clinic) - over 100 hours (this summer)
-Lewisville Senior Activities Center, part of SeniorNet program, taught senior citizens how to use computer (around 40 hours) (10,11,12)</p>

<p>Stuff I like to do? (might help in what I will write in essays)
-Lifting weights
-Investing (stocks)
-build, troubleshoot, repair computers</p>

<p>I am also bilingual (speak Malayalam, a language of South India)</p>

<p>My essays should be decent. My main common app essay is about how my father's death influenced me (father died when I was 2 1/2 years old). I am just now considering Cornell (I know, it's pretty late).</p>

<p>ok why are we even bothering chancing this? haha yea dude ur set. sorry to hear about your essay topic.</p>