<p>After asking one of my seniors, I figured I should lower my sights a bit in my search for colleges that I would like but still would be able to categorize as a match/safety.</p>
<p>Acads wise, my graduation gpa (weighted) would be a 4.3 max. Doing a math research project with DSO.
Sats: took the 5th June SATs -- expected grades: CR: 710+, M: 750+ W: 650+
APs: Taking AP Chem, Bio, maybe Physics next year. That's all my school offers for my subject combi. AP Calc AB: anticipating 4/5 </p>
<p>Am planning on taking SAT chem, chinese, bio e next year as well.
Lousy year 1 and 2 results, though year 3-5 has been pretty good so far. Pretty sure I'll get good recs from my english and chem teachers. Been working my butt off ever since year 3, though I'm now stuck with a 'less demanding' courseload thanks to my first 2 years results. </p>
<p>Extracurriculars: Volunteer at national library, actionforaids, maybe MILK. Volunteered for many school events as well. Worked a bit last year as a freelance article writer, have samples of work still in my hard disk. Was in Art Club for 4 years though I'm not really good at art, ODAC currently, transferring to journalism next year. Won 2nd at a blog contest in 2007.
I plan on writing about how I managed to get into the honors class despite my not-so-ideal year 1 grades, though i'm not sure on how it would go down with the admissions board. </p>
<p>Definitely gunning for Mt. Holyoke, though I'm not sure if I can get in. Really like the college though. Any suggestions for colleges that would be a safety?</p>