Last Chance Thread... Please Chance! :)

<p>-Princeton
-Brown
-Cornell (College of Human Ecology)
-Tufts University
-Brandeis University
-Vassar College
-Johns Hopkins University (Arts and Sciences)
-University of Rochester</p>

<p>Superscored SAT: 2230 CR: 660 M: 780 W: 790
Chem - 720 Math II - 750 Bio M - 650 </p>

<p>ACT: 31 Composite (31E, 31M, 29R, 31S, 11 Essay)
Unweighted GPA: 3.9 ish
Weighted GPA: 4.317
Class Rank: 3/250</p>

<p>AP Classes (so far):
-AP Chemistry (5)
-AP Statistics (4)</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
-National Honor Society (President)
-International Thespian Society (Vice President)
-Amnesty International (Vice President)
-Spanish Honor Society
-Peer Counseling (4 yrs)
-Math League (Champions)
-Drama Club (4 yrs)
-Piano Lessons (11yrs)
-Drama Productions and Musicals: "Godspell" (Ensemble), "How to Succeed" (Womper), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Stanley), "RENT" (Paul), "The Wiz" (Lion), "Lend Me a Tenor" (Saunders), "Grease" (Roger/Putzie) - extreme devotion and passion for this
-Small Group Choir
-JV Boys Soccer (9th and 10th)
-JV Boys Tennis (10th and 12th)
-October 2011: Paid Medical Internship through Education Connection (9 wk session)</p>

<p>Community Service:
-Various events/activities through NHS and SHS, including a Book Fair, Sponsoring FOOD at the Annual Cabaret, an Electronics Day, a Charity Auction, International Food Festival.
-Tutoring thru NHS
-Teacher Assistant since 10th Grade for the same teacher, 4 hrs/wk
-Volunteer at the HS Library
-Peer Counseling: Teacher Dinner, Freshman Orientation, New Teacher Tea, New Student Breakfast, Breakfast for Haiti (2010)
-Battle of the Bands sponsored by Amnesty International to raise money for Cambodia - I also was the M.C. of the event</p>

<p>Summers/Work:
Summer@Brown 2010 - Neuroscience Course
CJSA Certified Soccer Referee - Fall and Spring since middle school.
Dunkin Donuts Counter Attendant - Year Round since 2011
Summer Theater Production - RENT (2010)
Private Paid Tutor (2010-2011)
Paid Piano Accompanist for the Danbury Summer Chorus (2011)
Summer Theater Workshop for 2 Weeks 2011</p>

<p>Other:
- Major: Pre-Med Track - Biochemistry
- State: CT
- Ethnicity: Caucasian/Jewish
- Gender: Male
- Essay-Really personal and compelling, so I have been told
- Recs:
1) AP Chemistry Teacher - Good
2) Honors Alg II Teacher and AP Calc teacher - Superb
3) Additional Rec - Library Specialist that I TA for/Advisor of NHS- Superb</p>

<p>Decisions already made:
UPenn Early Decision CAS - DEFERRED
Stony Brook University - ACCEPTED
University of Connecticut - ACCEPTED
Fordham University - ACCEPTED</p>

<p>Thanks so much!!!! :)</p>

<p>Sorry but imo you are nowhere near competitive enough for those ivies. Your GPA is too low to ignore, but you do have great ECs. Every other school seems reachable though.</p>

<p>CHANCE ME BACK PLEASE.</p>

<p>I have no idea what the above poster means when he says that your GPA is too low. 3.9 is definitely fine. However, I'm not sure what your school is like, but only taking two AP courses so far kind of looks bad if you could've taken more AP courses in your schedule. But I do have to agree with him that your EC's are terrific. I'd be worried about your test scores though.</p>

<p>-Princeton - high reach
-Brown - reach
-Cornell (College of Human Ecology) - low reach?
-Tufts University - low reach
-Brandeis University - match
-Vassar College - match
-Johns Hopkins University (Arts and Sciences) - reach
-University of Rochester - match </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Superb ECs and test scores! I think you have slight reaches for Princeton and Brown but matches for the rest. </p>

<p>And I was wondering, how did you achieve a 4.31 GPA with only 2 APs? I have taken 8 in high school so far, and my cumulative for sophomore and junior year is not that high. No AP's were offered for sophomore year though, so I suffer :(</p>

<p>Your numbers (gpa and sats) are average. They aren't low, just average. Which means that you'll have a lot of competition.
However, your ecs will help you in the admissions process.
Agree with chaosakita in terms of individual schools.
Good luck! Hope you get into your dream school :D</p>

<p>Thanks guys!! :)</p>

<p>Re: Course Rigor/APs.
It was only feasible in my school to take 2-3 APs junior year to fit in the schedule.
This year, I am taking AP Bio, AP Calc BC, AP Physics B, and AP Gov and Politics/Comparative Politics. Hopefully that will show the schools that I have a rigorous course load and have taken the most challenging classes.</p>

<p>Re: GPA
Our GPA system is way weighted (and inflated), everyone's weighted GPAs are very high, but everything is accurate in the unweighted category. I was hoping a 3.9 would be decent for most schools... Lol.</p>

<p>Thanks for the comments on the ECs... I have put a great amount of effort in everything I do.
Any other input is greatly appreciated :)</p>

<p>3.9 is decent. It's pretty good. dont stress too much... just sit back and wait for the good news :)</p>

<p>Thanks YuhikoJay for the reassurance. Any others? :)</p>

<p>Your GPA is fine; I don't see how a 3.9 unweighted isn't good enough. Your SAT scores won't make you stand out when it comes to the Ivy League, your ECs are pretty solid. You have a good chance at all your schools, but the it's hard to tell with the Ivy League. The rest of the schools you should be fine. Good luck!</p>