Freaked out.. and what the hell, my chances?

<p>First off, I'm concerned because I'm applying ED to Columbia and have JUST TONIGHT sent off my SAT scores to them... The site says it might take 3-5 weeks, which would be after the deadline... Am I in danger of having my application rejected/ignored as a result?</p>

<p>Also, just because I figure it's worth a shot... Anyone willing to say what my chances are for the college ED?</p>

<p>School Type: Private School
Location: Northern Virginia
Race/Gender: White Male
Prospective Major: Something English related, liberal arts (will probably put undecided on the application)
Unweighted GPA: 3.73
Weighted GPA: 4.0
Class rank: ~3/4 of 80 (school doesn't rank though)</p>

<p>SAT I Scores
SAT I Math: 710
SAT I Verbal: 800 </p>

<p>SAT II Scores
SAT II Writing: 760 (going to retake in November)
SAT II U.S. History: 670
SAT II Math IIC: (going to take in November)
SAT II Spanish: 780 </p>

<p>Long-form Info</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info
My AP Exam Scores: </p>

<li><p>AP Chemistry: 3 (Won't be sending this-- I had a dreadful teacher who was fired halfway through the year, and the replaced by an equally inept teacher). </p></li>
<li><p>AP English Writing/Language: 5 </p></li>
<li><p>AP Spanish Language: 5 </p></li>
<li><p>AP US History: 5 </p></li>

<p>Classes I Have Taken Throughout High School:
Freshman Year: </p>

<li>English I Honors </li>
<li>Geometry Honors </li>
<li>Biology </li>
<li>Spanish II </li>
<li>Introduction to Music </li>
<li>Modern European History </li>

<p>Sophomore Year: </p>

<li>English II Honors </li>
<li>Algebra II/Trig Honors </li>
<li>Chemistry </li>
<li>Spanish III </li>
<li>World History Honors </li>
<li>Introduction to Art </li>

<p>Junior Year: </p>

<li>Precalculus </li>
<li>AP US History </li>
<li>AP English III </li>
<li>AP Chemistry </li>
<li>AP Spanish Language (I skipped a year of Spanish to take this class) </li>

<p>Senior Year (what I will be taking): </p>

<li>AP Environmental Science </li>
<li>AP English IV </li>
<li>AP Calculus AB </li>
<li>AP Psychology </li>
<li>AP Spanish Literature </li>

<p>Extracurriculars: </p>

<li><p>Played on the Varsity Golf team (Freshman year) </p></li>
<li><p>Played on the JV Tennis team (Freshman and Sophomore years) </p></li>
<li><p>Played outside-of-school tennis at a local club </p></li>
<li><p>Participated in the Boule/Bachi Ball Club </p></li>
<li><p>Worked for my school's literary magazine (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years) as Editor and head of publicity </p></li>
<li><p>Was part of the Financial Analysis Club-- in charge of publicity and technology coordinator</p></li>
<li><p>Freelance contributor to school newspaper this year</p></li>
<li><p>Will be taking ceramics this upcoming year </p></li>
<li><p>Student ambassador (Senior year)</p></li>
<li><p>I play a MAJOR role in a local animal rescue foundation--The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. Not only do I foster lost dogs and cats, I also bring them to weekly adoptions and try to find them homes. I also help with the maintenance of the foundation's website and I am in close contact with the other workers for the organization to make sure everything runs smoothly. This, when coupled with other service activities, gives me WELL over 100 community service hours (going over 500+ hours)</p></li>
<li><p>For my Junior Internship I worked at an animal hospital. </p></li>
<li><p>I play guitar </p></li>
<li><p>Have tried to form a little humanitarian effort called which is in its early stages of development</p></li>

<p>Academic Achievements: </p>

<li><p>Member of the Cum Laude Society (top 10% of the grade) </p></li>
<li><p>Member of the Spanish Honor's Society </p></li>
<li><p>Accepted into and attended the Governor's School for Spanish. </p></li>
<li><p>Placed highly on the National Spanish Exam (forget the place, something like 7th in the state, I'm not sure). </p></li>
<li><p>Made Headmaster's list (no weighted grade below an A-) every quarter of my Junior year (and possibly my Freshman and Sophomore, I just don't remember). </p></li>
<li><p>Won my school's prestigious Expository Writing Award (only one Junior received any sort of writing award). </p></li>
<li><p>My GPA has increased each year of my high school career (I believe my Junior year GPA was something like 4.15 or something along those lines). </p></li>
<li><p>I skipped an entire year of Spanish (Spanish IV), something they typically do not permit for students at my school (I was the only one to do this). </p></li>
<li><p>My essay has been called "glorious" and I have been told that "never before [has my teacher] encountered such a gift," so hopefully it's good</p></li>
<li><p>My recommendations should be glowing</p></li>
<li><p>Published in the school literary magazine </p></li>
<li><p>Commended student thingy for the PSAT</p></li>

<p>That's all I can think of at the moment</p>

<p>I think you have pretty good chances ( or at least I hope you do). I'd hope you get in- We have the same SAT Score exactly, and I have a little higher GPA, but you have a ton more ECs/awards than I its kind of balanced out.</p>

<p>I've seen this thread multiple times on the old forum. For the last time, yes, you have a decent chance. I do think that retaking a 760 Writing is "freakish" and that Columbia likes eclectic, perhaps creative students, but not "freaked out ones." Just a caveat.</p>

<p>Dude, they even accept November test scores, so there is no reason for your scores not arriving in time.</p>

<p>Any other opinions? :)</p>

<p>Now just sit back and chill</p>