Just another Ivy League Chance Me...please :)

<p>Hi! I'm currently a sophomore in an EXTREMELY rural public school in Pennsylvania.</p>

<p>I have a 4.0 UW and I'm ranked 1/130</p>

<p>I will be taking all the AP and honors classes our school offers in addition to self-studying at least 11 APs (4 my sophomore year, 7 my junior year, and ? my senior year)</p>

<p>My main EC is Academic Decathlon and I was 2nd in the state as a sophomore and was nationally ranked (#3) in my division. I will hopefully be first in the state the next two years as well as team captain. I am very passionate about this EC. </p>

<p>I am a varsity athlete on the track and field team.</p>

<p>I am a first-chair musician in our school's orchestra.</p>

<p>I will most likely be NHS and Student Council President.</p>

<p>I volunteer at the hospital and will probably have ~400 hrs</p>

<p>I am a white female.</p>

<p>In regards to my potential major I am torn. I could do one of two things.
1. Medical "Hook"
- USABO
- Volunteering @ Hospital*
- NIH/HSHSP/something like that next summer
2. Economics "Hook"
- Self-Studied Micro and Macro (and I'm scared I might have only gotten a 4 on<br>
Macro)*
- Could do Economics Summer Program
- Many Econ medals for Acadec*
- Taught Econ to gifted elementary students</p>

<p>I will probably end up doing a mixture of these things no matter what and have already done the things marked with an asterisk. I'm sorry if this seems silly but on other chance me threads everyone with a good chance seemed to have a "path" because it seems like that's what Ivy League schools want sooo advice on this? I suppose I could do both....the only conflict would be the summer (Econ vs. Bio Summer Programs)</p>

<p>Summers:
This summer volunteering @ hospital, math classes at nearby university, and camp counselor(?)</p>

<p>Standardized Testing:
218 on PSAT (taken cold)
Just took a USH SAT II and will be taking the SAT I in October</p>

<p>My dream school is Princeton</p>

<p>You seem to be on the right path. (Just know that neither of those things is consistent with how the term hook is typically used.)</p>

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My main EC is Academic Decathlon and I was 2nd in the state as a sophomore and was nationally ranked (#3) in my division. I will hopefully be first in the state the next two years as well as team captain. I am very passionate about this EC.

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<p>This is remarkable.</p>

<p>Personally, I would go the medical route because of your volunteering, but I wouldn't pick programs based on the image you want to project unless they both interest you.</p>

<p>they aren't hooks at all</p>

<p>Sorry perhaps "focus" would be a better word to use rather than "hook"</p>

<p>I'm sorry that I misused the word "hook" :) would some one please tell me my chances? </p>

<p>And thank you glassesarechic!! The only that concerns me is that on all Results threads I've seen, all AcaDec members applying to Ivy League schools have been rejected, although they did remarkably well. I realize that might just be coincidence or such but it worries me. Does anyone have any happier stories regarding Acadec :)</p>

<p>You're certainly a credible candidate, but with Princeton's low, low acceptance rate, you never know.</p>