<p>SORRY, LONG ESSAY AHEAD, BUT I AM REALLY STRESSED OVER THIS:</p>
<p>Me and my mom were talking about college today in the car.
[Note: I am going to be a sophomore this September].</p>
<p>I looked over some requirements of the admissions ofcolleges that she wanted me to get into, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, the typical ones, you know?</p>
<p>Anyway, I am worrying so much right now, because I go to a really competitive school (top 10 in the country I believe), and it is hard for me to maintain the grades that most colleges are looking for.</p>
<p>Right now I have a 93 average (is that a 3.7 GPA?). I don't have any special classes, most of the clubs I am in aren't really active, I didn't take any SAT II's yet (all my friends took the Bio one and got 750+), and I only have around 105 community service hours racked up for this summer.</p>
<p>And I was amazed at how some people on here can have a 4.0 GPA and a 2350 SAT score while being captain of the Varsity soccer team and taking 5 AP classes at the same time.</p>
<p>Does this basically mean that I'll have to cram in stuff during my sophomore year since Junior year you start applying for colleges already?</p>