I have a brain and want to go to college

<p>Hey i have already applied to all of these schools what are your predictions. thanks</p>

<p>Harvard
Boston college
Boston University
U of Michigan
George washington u
NYU</p>

<p>White male, 17 from Michigan
SAT I- Math (800) Verbal (610)
SAT II- Writing (580) Math IIC (640) US Hist (560)
AP-CALC AB(4) EURO HIST(3) ENCVIRO SCI(3) COMP (2)</p>

<p>ok well heres another killer GPA- 3.2 . my school doesnt weight ap classes,
My sophomore year so I was a rebel and an idiot so I got bad grades.</p>

<p>Ok well I haven’t taken a gym class i won the math "medallion" in my school. I have won 2 programming team contests at university of Michigan. I am currently taking calc II and III at Oakland community college and also the most important thing is i have worked close to 30 hours a week since i was 13 i am currently at a financial planning firm that works with many fortune 500 company presidents as well as controlling the assets of the current and former presidents of GM Chrysler and Ford. </p>

<p>I am also a 4 year letterman in football and track , i am a football capt. and a top pole vaulter. I have played sports as well as holding a job for 4 years.
I have over 300 hours of community service at grace centers of hope and Pontiac rescue mission in Pontiac MI and have been in a leadership role in my church as well as being in the chess club and what else i have a Halloween costume dynasty i have placed top 5 for 3 years in a row. And I was voted best dressed in my junior year. ok well i am an extracurricular animal. I have a life, I’ve been through a lot and I am somewhat smart. so what do you say. </p>

<p>My recs were from , counselor, calc teacher, programming team teacher, and my boss. </p>

<h2>ok here is his recommendation </h2>

<p>To whom it may concern:</p>

<p>Perhaps the best way to preface my letter is to relate an actual incident that occurred this morning. </p>

<p>An associate of mine and I were in a conversation. The two of us are in our fifties and each of us has been in the business world for over thirty years. Brad Flaugher’s name came up. </p>

<p>We agreed that Brad may just be the sharpest human being we have ever met on the entire planet earth in our lives.</p>

<p>What makes this even more interesting is that my associate said he had a conversation a short time with a principal of our firm who said the exact same thing. </p>

<p>My associate guessed that Brad’s age was 23. When I told him that Brad was 16, you could have heard his jaw drop to the floor.</p>

<p>What makes this even more interesting is that our clientele is made up of high net worth individuals with average investment portfolios of $10,000,000. Our clientele includes many Fortune 500 company CEO’s and several past or present presidents of the “Big 3” automobile manufacturers. </p>

<p>So we are comparing Brad with people you read about every day in the Wall Street Journal.</p>

<p>As a point of interest, my son is an airline captain and I am extremely proud of his achievements. He once had an engine catch fire mid flight with an aircraft filled with passengers and, according to his first officer, had only three seconds to put it out. He did so, landed safely, and didn’t bother to even mention the incident to me for a week.</p>

<p>I mention this only because Brad projects the same competency, confidence and maturity at 16 as my son exhibits at 34.</p>

<p>Brad will either become an astronaut or US Senator or President of the USA.</p>

<p>Or all three.</p>

<p>I know that Brad is applying at several of the absolute best universities in the world. I have always had a special place in my heart for Harvard, and I hope you land him.</p>

<h2>You will be proud to have him as an alumnus</h2>

<p>Thanks for all of your comments , I am freaking out.</p>

<p>dude...i think ur an excellent candidate! everybodys like Harvard material is "1600" etc. But i think ur recc is POWERFUL! u have a gud reach! 1410 is excellent..like c'mon..gimme a break..dunn say its not gud...coz its not true! other than that they luk at ur outside activities! gud job man...i can sketch ur personality out with all that!..gud luck!</p>

<p>by the way my school doesnt weight gpa's and the gym class hero is the #1 in the class. i have the most AP classes in my graduating class</p>

<p>i have to be brutally honest because it's the only way to be fair to you
harvard-almost certainly reject
Boston College-a bit of a reach, but possible
Boston University-less of a reach, but not a match
UMich-instate possibly, out of state almost certainly no
GWU-unsure
NYU-I wouldn't count on it</p>

<p>I appreciate brutal honesty, lay it on me.</p>

<p>ok thanks for the support but does anyone agree with arsalan? that is definitley my hope but idk if it will come true</p>

<p>bump for me</p>

<p>I have to be honest. I dont want to make u feel bad but let me tell u that harvard will most likely reject u. There are a number of reasons. U dont have any good test scores. U have an 800 in math, but so does like 90% of the ppl who apply to harvard. U have a great rec. but so does like at least half of the applicants. And at harvard 20,000 ppl apply each year. Plus ur gpa is a killer. Soo many ppl who apply to harvard have a 4.0. I dont and i am applying but i took lots of tough courses like ap physics b in my freshman year and ap calc ab in my sophomore year. U have one or two great ec's but nothing EXTRAORDINARY. And the overwhelming majority...and i mean the OVERWHELMING majority who get accpeted to harvard have 3.6-4.0 gpa's. It is extremely rare for someone to have a 3.2 gpa and get in unless they had something absolutely huuuuge riding for them like publishing a novel that won acclaim as a newyork times bestseller or amazing world class concert pianist who has won numerous international competitions. But ur other universities on ur list u got a chance. I live in michigan too and i want to go to harvard. I know that u of m's average gpa is 3.6 or so. But u have some good ec's so at a college like u of m because u are instate u could get accepted. But dont count on anything big. Hope this helps. Sorry to be so harsh but i gotta tell u the truth because i would be doing an injustice if i lied to you.</p>

<p>no clap for me , i need some more thoughts.</p>

<p>bump bump yeah</p>

<p>What are you thinking of majoring in?</p>

<p>i want to major in finance. but if******* i get into harvard i would make my own concentration, something like government and philosiphy and economics haha.</p>

<p>ok will anyone just say how my chances are, for the rest of my schools besides harvard. i know i am peeing in the wind on that one but i dont care. ok so chances for
BC
BU
GWU
UOFM
NYU
thanks so much</p>

<p>All I can say is, I hope you have a good safety because almost all of these schools are reaches or match schools for you. BC and BU are possibitilites, GW and NYU are highly unlikely, and U of M is only a possiblity if you are in-state. That GPA is an absolute killer. The SAT isn't bad and the EC's are pretty good, but that GPA is REALLY BAD for these schools. Most don't accept nearly anyone with a GPA under 3.5 unless you are REALLY stellar in another area, which you aren't. Oh, and when I first read that rec letter I actually thought it was a joke. That line about how you are the best human being on the planet earth was really cheesy and sounds like it was written by a 3rd grader. Sorry, I shouldn't have said that, but anyways, good luck in your college search, and find a for sure safety for your own good!</p>

<p>now that you mention it cboryca22, that line is really lame and doesn't sound like something an adult would say at all.</p>

<p>i didnt write it myself if thats what you are trying to say</p>

<p>I'd have to agree with that comment about that line. I mean it's really nice....but it doesn't really tell specifically what he like about YOU as a person. They're almost all comparisons, no anecdotes that really make you stand out for someone who's never met you. Or at least that's my take on it.</p>

<p>I'd recommend a few more safeties, just in case.</p>

<p>If you've already applied to UMich, you may have a solid shot there (they are rolling admissions and generally start filling up their class Oct/Nov - your chances go down significantly after that). </p>

<p>For the others, I agree with Celebrian about your chances at the other schools on your list. I'd feel more comfortable if you had some solid safeties but I wouldn't rule you out for GWU, BU and U Mich.</p>

<p>I agree. The letter of rec is a little exaggerated. And you must realize that you're competing with people like me and people who do ten times better than me on everything. All I can say is the best of luck to you. I've heard of stories of people getting into Harvard with a 1267 SAT and very weak ECs. The only catch was that she was a poor Hispanic female. So anything is possible (if you're a poor Hispanic female.) Jajajja</p>

<p>I agree with Carolyn that UMich is not a big reach.</p>