If at first you don't succeed...

<p>I had no luck getting replies on the "chances" thread, so I guess I'll try here:</p>

<p>low/moderate-income African-American/first-generation college student from South Florida
GPA: 3.5 (unweighted) 4.7 (weighted)
Rank: 29/440
SAT I: 720 verbal 690 math=1410 total
SAT II: 750 US History 690 Writing 620 Literature
AP: Macroeconomics-5; Psychology, American & European History, & English Language-4; Calculus AB-3</p>

<p>TASP alumnus
Original Oratory State Champion (Speech & Debate) and other speech awards
National Achievement Semifinalist (so far)</p>

<p>Young Democrats-President
Key Club-Vice President
National Honor Society-Treasurer
Church Junior Usher Board-President</p>

<p>Chances at Harvard (EA), Yale, Brown, Columbia, Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Vassar, Michigan?</p>

<p>i have pretty much the same stats, so i was wondering the same thing. also, how is the difference between your W and UW 1.2?? Don't honors classes only increase it by 1, so all around you could have a max increase of 1.0</p>

<p>At my school, honors is an 1 extra point, and an AP is 2 extra points. Lots of Florida schools have scales like this.</p>

I did tasp this summer at Cornell. Did you do the Austin or the Michigan seminar?</p>

<p>Michigan! It was amazing!</p>

<p>two words: affirmative action.</p>

<p>I am, of course, familiar with affirmative action, but being a minority isn't a free ticket into the Ivy League. But does anyone think it will put me over the top? What are my chances for each of my 10 choices?</p>


<p>it just means that you have a natural advantage and its up to you to capitalize on it.</p>