Notre Dame as a stretch school?

<p>Stats so far:
-Catholic private school
-African-American/Korean female
-3.5 gpa (upward trend, honors and AP classes)
-Co-captain of Varsity cheer squad
-Varsity cheerleader, 1 letter, 4 awards (10th, 11th, and next year)
-Over 200 Volunteer hours with the Red Cross (9th, 10th, 11th, plus this summer)
-Catholic student leadership program at school (11th grade and next year as well)
-Volunteer to feed homeless people breakfast about once a month (11th grade)
-Chair of speakers committee for an African-American summit hosted at my school. Also organized a toy-drive and raised over 50 toys for a children's hospital by my school!
-Volunteered at a military medical training center for 60 hours (11th grade)
-Volunteered at a charity dinner that sponsors the organization where I feed breakfast to the homeless (11th grade)
-Relay for life (11th grade)
-NOLA service trip- going to Louisiana this summer with a group of kids from school to help build houses for Katrina victims!!!</p>

-12 years of piano lessons
-certified in CPR </p>

<p>Senior year schedule:
AP Language
AP Lit
AP Pyschology
Spanish 4
Intro to Calc</p>

SAT- took in May, not happy with my score..retaking in October for hopefully a 2100
ACT- taking in June, hoping for a 30
Subject tests- Math 2c, Lit, and maybe Math 1 or History for the third test...depends on how I feel on test day; aiming for mid 700s on each.</p>

<p>Plans for college:
Study pre-medicine and major in English. I plan to become an Emergency Room Doctor after college and want to do a lot of volunteer work in Africa.</p>

<p>As a mom whose daughter sobbed when she did not get in...Yes it is a stretch. Check the stats of this years entering class. ACT of 34.. the 32's got waitlisted. For you it will be about the tests and make sure you make every contact you can.</p>

<p>Good Luck and enjoy the ride!!</p>

<p>sounds like it will come down to the ACT/SAT as you have ec's and you have a leg up in regards to your racial status( ND doesnt want to see the same old white irish catholic's as they always have)</p>

<p>Fairly Decent Chance of Getting in...just work on you SAT/ACT</p>

<p>as previously stated, sat+act are the hot thing at nd</p>