Do I have any chance whatsoever? Please Help :)

<p>I am from a very small town with only 180 kids in the entire high school. There are no AP, IB, or Honors classes, but in my Common App, I mentioned why I did not have any on my transcript.</p>

<p>I only have a 30 ACT and a 720, 630, 640 on different SAT Subject Test. This is my weakest spot by far.</p>

<p>I am County Fair Queen, President of International Student Exchange, Student Council, and Math and Science Club. I am Vice President of National Honor Society and Drama Club. I am state ranked in Radio Contest. I am an eight year member of band and hold first chair and section leader (since freshman year). I also have been accepted to a National Band. Last year, I was a junior class representative, Class President, and secretary of ISE.</p>

<p>I have a 4.48 GPA with 4 A-s in my entire HS career and am ranked 1 of 55. </p>

<p>Finally, I am a first generation Afghan American who fluently speaks Pashto and am the very first woman in my entire family to receive ANY education period. </p>

<p>I know I have weak scores, but no matter what I do, these tests never cease to freak me out. I know my entire future rests upon these scores and I always flip out. I just can't do better. (and it makes me pretty angry.)</p>

<p>Do I have any chance? I just can't take not having any clue. (I applied EA)</p>

<p>You definitely have a chance. Yeah, the standardized tests could be better, but you have the kind of story adcoms literally go gaga over. As long as you've taken the most rigorous courseload possible, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't have as much of a shot as anyone else.</p>

<p>I mean, you've already applied, so there's nothing you can do about it now. I think the chances of you being accepted this decision round, to be honest, are extreeeeemely slim. But stories like yours are the reason that some students with lower test scores get in, and I wouldn't be shocked if you got a deferred-accept. (That's still long odds for anybody, obviously, disclaimer disclaimer etc.)</p>

<p>Normally, you would have little to no chance. But the fact that you're a first-generation educated student makes you a top prospect, and if you included a great essay on your situation then that could get you a good chance into top schools. good luck!</p>

<p>wait unless your father was college-educated... was he?</p>

<p>Yes, at UPenn. He got a scholarship in Afghanistan for UPenn and then he went back and married my mother.
But I am the first WOMAN to get an education. Like seriously, no woman was allowed before me.</p>

<p>Oh and I did :)
I really liked it lol</p>


<p>You're fine. Geez. These other people are such nay sayers.</p>

<p>25th/75th on ACT is 31-33 for Harvard. Which means there are PLENTY of 30 acceptances (hundreds). </p>

<p>Obviously don't get your hopes up on a school you're attached to, but that goes for everyone. Regardless if you're accepted or not, that attachment will become a realization that Harvard, at the essence, is still just a college and has plenty of college flaws about it that you may not of liked.</p>

<p>Sorry... Lol :)</p>


<p>I'm not so sure then... it's worth mentioning, but I don't think it'll matter as much knowing your father was educated at a prestigious university then</p>