HS Sophomore just seeing where he might go to college

<p>Hi. I am a Sophomore from Southern California. I just wanted to see what colleges on my list (see below) I could get into . . . </p>

<p>Freshman Year
Honors Geom : A/B+
Biology I : B+/B+
Photography : A/A
English I Honors : B+/B+
Spanish II : A/A
PE: A/A</p>

<p>Soph Year
Honors Alg II : A-
World History and Geography : A
AP Biology : A
Spanish III : A
Honors English II : B
PE: A</p>

<p>Schedule for Junior Year
AP Literature Comprehension
AP Spanish
AP Statistics
Honors Pre-Calc
Chem
Physics</p>

<p>Schedule for Junior Year
AP English
AP Calc A/B
AP Physics
(ASB) - I know it doesn't count for credits, but it takes up a whole hour block
To Be Decided Later (I really don't know right now)</p>

<p>So, all in all, that's 7 AP classes.</p>

<p>I took the PSAT, but have not found out about the score.</p>

<p>I have not taken the SAT, but aim for a 2250 or higher (on the new version)</p>

<p>I will be taking the SATII in Spanish, Math IIC and Biology E/M . . . I expect each to be greater than a 720/800</p>

<p>ECs:
Volunteer at local hospital 2 hours per week ( will do so until end of high school )
Vice-Captain of Cricket Team and Treasurer of the Cricket Club (we will soon be playing in the Southern Cal Cricket Association)
-Spin Bowler
-Backup Wicket-Keeper
-Contact Batsman
Robotics Club
Amnesty Int'l Club
Math Club - Freshman year, in top 8 in my class in the California Math League competition
Science Club
Piano - Level 7 of California Merit</p>

<p>I plan to be on cabinet for 1 or 2 of those clubs next year</p>

<p>I also plan to run for President of the ASB senior year.</p>

<p>As for ethnicity: South Asian - American (Parents from India to be exact)</p>

<p>I can't think of any other things to put on here.</p>

<h2>LIST OF SCHOOLS</h2>

<p>UCLA
USC
UC BERKELEY
UCSD
STANFORD
UPENN</p>

<h2>COLOMBIA</h2>

<p>I know that freshman year, I had a "brain fart" but I am rapidly improving . . .</p>

<p>Thank you in advance for your time!</p>

<p>bump please . . .</p>

<p>also, on the above post, the second schedule is for SENIOR year, not junior year . . . but you already knew that, right?</p>

<p>also, i forgot to add that I joined Fencing Club, but practices and competitions havn't begun . . .</p>

<p>As long as you get around 1 B/semester or none, you're set (as well as the 2250). By the way, it's Columbia University - not Colombia, that's a country :)</p>

<p>Need to get some more awards, if possible, and show commitment. Your EC's are okay, but as you may notice on CollegeConfidential.com, there are people will tremendous EC's. Add Speech and Debate if possible or something you like -- don't make it a laundry list.</p>

<p>okay, so pump up the ECs with good solid things . . .</p>

<p>when you say that i'm "set," which universities are you talking about? all of them? or just some?</p>

<p>and, yeah, haha, i knew it was COLUMBIA, but my sister, who is in college, was talking about her friend who took a trip to COLOMBIA in high school for some organization and was able to put that on his college app . . . i just got the two mixed up . . . lol</p>

<p>oh, also, do universities take into consideration that i go to a public high school?</p>

<p>Well, they'll see you go to a public high school but that doesn't mean 'special treatment' or anything like that, since all colleges have to be "fair" in their admissions process.</p>

<p>UCLA - match/slight reach (35% chance)
USC - match/safety (55%)
UC BERKELEY - slight reach (35ish%)
UCSD - match/slight reach (40%)
STANFORD - super reach (10% or lower)
UPENN - super reach (10% or lower)
COLUMBIA - super reach (10% or lower)</p>

<p>I hope I'm not discouraging you with those numbers, but they're pretty good esp for the UC's, considering the average Joe's chance is 10%. The last three colleges have incredibly applicants (not to discourage you again). I'm giving you a low percent in hopes that you'll aim and get a 4.0 for junior and senior years. If you get the 4.0 and good SAT scores, and if you come back next yr, more ppl will be able to evaluate. But, when all is said, just focus on Junior year. Your upward trend of grades is definitely a positive. Keep up the good work.</p>