Do I have a chance to be accepted?

<p>I've been considering applying to Dartmouth, and maybe Harvard/Yale too for Fall 2005 undergraduate.</p>

<p>I live in a rural community of Canada, in the province of Nova Scotia. I figure I did well on the math portion of the SAT I (like 750 or so I hope), but the verbal was my downfall I may only get 500 or so, maybe 600. The low verbal score is not really my fault. I had 100% unweighted in my Advanced English, which was the highest possible course and grade for my junior year. This shows a flaw in the curriculum (or lack there of) for last year. Hopefully the Admissions Officers will be able to pick up on that, and not dock me for it. </p>

<p>Here's some of my stats:
GPA: 97.0% end of last term (junior year grade 11)
Rank: 1 of ~70 at the end of junior year
Course Selection: Most rigorous available (AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English, AP Biology, and Global Geography [compulsory]) </p>

<p>Extracurriculars: -Senior Executive Student Council (Recording Secretary)
-Senior School Newspaper Reporter (2 years)
-Curling for a school team, and a personal team (3 years)
-Call to Remembrance in freshman year and in junior high
-Will be playing Softball in the spring
-Have been golfing for 6 years
-Ice Hockey for a personal team in freshman year and in junior high
-Reach for Dalhousie Program (it's like Jeopardy!) </p>

<p>Volunteering: -Will be volunteering about one hour a week to help kids learn to curl.
-Will be tutoring be the end of the year. </p>

<p>Other: -Attended the 2004 Dalhousie University Science and Engineering week (invitational event, one student per school from my province)
-Part time job for Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods (Potato Chips and Corn Snacks) around 10 hours per week </p>

<p>So do I have a chance?</p>

<p>You have a nice set of stats but you are dead in the water with a 500 SAT Verbal, and even 600 is low. The average SAT is about 1420, but I would try to get as high as possible. Good luck.</p>

<p>How good at hockey are you? I'd think the winter sports background might help you if you played it up and got your SAT up.</p>