<p>I received a package from Harvard a few weeks ago regarding Financial Aid, Fee Wavier, and their application, when I haven't contacted them at all. Letter states that I was contacted due to academic achievements. (Collegeboard?) Along with a letter informing me of an Open House in NY, which I have attended and signed in for.</p>
<p>Background: Asian American
In the lowest income bracket (under 15k w/ 4 people in household)
My high school graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students is 56%
Planning to take 4 AP Examinations in June.
Passed AP English and AP Physics with 3s</p>
CR - 600
Math - 660
Writing - 540</p>
<p>School's SAT avg is roughly 1000 with 3 sections.</p>
<p>My essay revolves around African American and Hispanic gang violence, and how my family was physically and mentally affected throughout those years, and how I've grown from that. </p>
<p>I'm planning to take SAT Physics/Math 2/Lit in December for the Harvard requirements.</p>
<p>As of right now I don't think I have any chance for Harvard whatsoever. One of my teachers have told me it wouldn't hurt to try, since I have a fee waiver. Also, because of the fact of my general location/situation that colleges take into consideration.</p>
<p>I believe that there's a certain amount of consideration, but I don't believe that it can bring me so far as to go to Harvard. I would also be the only student (or one of the very very few) in my year applying for Harvard.</p>
<p>Do I seriously have a shot at Harvard?
Or am I shooting into a dark room..without a loaded gun?</p>