<p>I consider myself a very strong student, but my GPA is lousy - a 3.55. But - had several brain tumors & the associated nightmare, so did the best I could - missed a ton of school the last few years. I opted to keep a strong schedule in spite of it.</p>
<p>Completed 7 AP classes, taking 5 more - scores ranging from 3s - 5s.
heavy Math & Science - completed through AP Calc II, AP Physics, AP Bio, AP Env. Sci, Hon Chem. + 4 classe at my local university.
decent, unique activities & ec's, but couldn't do sports, which creates another hole.
32 ACT, 2100 SAT (but retaking) 750 SAT IIs (Math II, Bio)</p>
<p>I'd like to go to Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Yale, Washington U. But I know I don't have the numbers they look for.
Wondering if I can even get any good colleges to look past the GPA and what is the best I can hope for. Because of my unique situation I.m hoping the normal numbers scenarios won't be adhered to as tightly, but don't want to overshoot & end up at Smalltown Community College, yet don't want to miss out if I have a shot somewhere.</p>