It's all about chances...

<p>I'm currently a junior (class of 2006), interested to know if I'm going in the right track and have a chance at UC-Berkeley...</p>

<p>GPA: 3.877 (Academic)/3.91 (Overall)/3.96 (UC)
- Freshmen Yr (4.0/4.0)
- Sophomore Yr (3.83/3.67)
SAT: Around 2100+/2400 on the new SAT (roughly 1400+ on the old)
Classes: 3 AP's this year, 5 Honors so far -- Aiming for 5 or 6 AP's for senior year; so, roughly a total of about 9 AP's, 5 Honors.
School: Top 50 in the nation; Top in Northern California
Rank: School doesn't rank, but definitely top 10%</p>

<p>Extra-Curriculars:
Speech and Debate (9th - current)
Tae Kwon Doe (Age 10 - current)
Percussion (Age 10 - current)
Cycling/Cycling Team (9th - current)
Student Advisory Board for Congresswoman (Hopefully 12th)
Planning to start Politics Club (11th-12th) and serve as President
Community Service - About 200-300 hrs by time of applying</p>

<p>Awards:
- Speech and Debate: Excellence Award
- School: Principal's Letter of Commendation (9th)
- Karate: Black Belt
- (Probably) National Merit Commendation; (Maybe) Semifinalist</p>

<p>Thanks for the help in advance.</p>

<p>Your freshman grades aren't included in the GPA average for the UCs. If you show improvement in your junior year grades over the sophmore ones, that would be a plus. Also, for your senior year, take challenging courses. Although your grades don't count for admissions, they do look to see that you aren't slacking off in your senior year.</p>