If you don't...

<p>chance me, I will be sad =(</p>

<p>This is not my first chance thread, but now that I've finalized my college list, I want to hear some predictions! Also, some of my test scores are PREDICTED, but the bottom of the range I provide is about the worst I could do on the test (barring some freakish accident like I get sick). </p>

<p>Note that I am homeschooled. However, I have been a dual-enrolled student at community college, and have taken a full time load for the past year and a half (and many classes before then). I will be able to get recommendations from my professors there. If there was one thing I was surprised about at my community college, it was how great the teachers were. </p>

Current SAT: 1570/1600 and 2250/2400
Predicted SAT (after retake): 2300+ (once I boost my W from 680 to 730+)
SAT II: 800 Physics/800 Chemistry/800 Math II/750+ Literature/750+ USH</p>


<p>Rank 1/1 (yay Valedictorian lol)</p>

<p>College GPA: 3.86 UW. All A's and one C (in Calc II) from Sophomore year. Must have been a personality conflict with my professor :P</p>

<p>At the end of this semester I have enough for an associate's degree, but of course I won't get it because I'm a dual-enrolled student and don't want to deal with the potential complications. </p>

<p>My course load is the toughest possible, and I've taken many Honor's courses at the college, some of which involve extensive research projects. Some of the courses I've taken/are taking include: Calc I and II, Organic Chem, Macro/Micro Economics, University Physics (calculus based), etc. </p>


<p>I aim to present myself as heavily involved in the exploding online gaming scene as an entrepreneur, in terms of running a website and tournaments, and also in game design. </p>

<p>However, I hopefully won't come across as a 1-dimensional g4m3r n3rd because of my other passions in music and the Great Outdoors (yes the capitalization is intended :P)</p>

<p>-I am an administrator for a major strategy gaming website for for 3 years.
*Experience in online journalism, website creation and management, international volunteer staff management</p>

<p>-Assistant Community Manager for Electronic Arts, Los Angeles (EALA)
*Run several tournaments, a few with prizes upwards of $5000. (unfortunately I'm not good enough to win them :P)
*Written a weekly e-sports column for their website</p>

<p>-Game Design
*Extensive experience in game balance and design (Real-Time strategy games only)
*Beta tested several of EA's upcoming RTS games
*Helped design balance patches for EA's games with an international team of very skilled players and freelance game designers </p>

<p>***I have also represented my website at an exclusive gaming media event at the studio of Electronic Arts in Santa Monica, LA. My trip was all expenses paid and I helped them design and test their game.</p>

<p>-12 years of Violin, 7 in Phoenix Youth Symphony. Concertmaster. </p>

<p>-7 years of Boy Scouts/Venture Crew Combined. Eagle Scout and nearly have my Ranger Award (harder to get than Eagle).
*I have an unquenchable thirst for high levels of danger. Well...at least I would seem to if I told you the trips I went on: Whitewater kayaking, 160+ mile backpacking trips, rock climbing...hopefully I survive until college</p>

<p>-Swim Team: 4x Region Finalist, 2x State Competitor, 2x Varsity Letter</p>

I won't bore you further with these, beyond saying I recently found out I was a NMSF. I don't think they would make a big difference on my application because I don't have any huge science competition prizes, etc. </p>

<p>The Colleges: </p>

<p>Predictions preferred to labeling (ie Accept/Reject vs Reach/Match). Thanks!</p>

<p>SCEA: Stanford</p>

WashU (sent me a travel grant..don't know if that means anything though)
Claremont McKenna

<p>I realize my list is top heavy, but I'd MUCH prefer ASU to any other safety/match school, especially since their honor's college is getting an amazing new complex for next Fall. </p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>Good chances everywhere. Your ECs outside of the gaming related ones are already strong. Perhaps if you take a chance with the gaming related stuff in your essays, you'll get some acceptance emails from HYPS. I'd say in at SCEA Stanford though. gl bro =D</p>

<p>What gaming website is this? What specific games did you test? What type of tournament is this?</p>

<p>I am an avid gamer so I am curious. naturally :p</p>

<p>Excellent chances everywhere, my friend. I wish you the best of luck!</p>

<p>You'll do great everywhere If you do good on the essays! Good Luck!</p>

<p>Bump! btw, I forgot to mention I have been VP or President of the venture crew the entire time I've been in it. Not a huge thing though :P</p>

<p>Hopefully I can get a few more replies? :)</p>

<p>I'm guessing that your more dificult classes relate to BC Calculus and Im guessing calculus based physics as in integral work etc.. as in ap physics equivalent.
all of your stuff looks really good especially your work with EA i wish i could have done stuff like that....</p>

<p>I would say you could potentially make it into all the schools.</p>

<p>Yes, you would be correct. Calc II = BC and University Physics = Physics C :)</p>

<p>lol @ lolcats you fiend, you know you're in..stop making the chances threads ;0</p>

<p>You seem like a really interesting, passionate [and better yet, approachable] person. If this carries over into your essays, I think you'd stand a good chance in at least 1 of HYP, to say nothing of the rest. </p>

<p>Don't really know why you're retaking a 2250, that seems a bit unnecessary.</p>

<p>Any last thoughts? :)</p>