Opinions please!

<p>A student in Northeast Florida, but originally from New York and family is all in New York</p>

<p>Applying to: Florida (instate), Notre Dame (number 1 choice), Princeton, Duke, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Cornell, Columbia</p>

<p>GPA: 5.0 (IB program)
Class Rank: 1 of 369
SAT: 2170 superscored between 2 tests
SAT II: Math II: 720, Math I: 740 (took Math II, Physics, and US History recently scores haven't come yet)
ACT: 34 composite superscored between two tests (33 composite and 32 composite individually)
Potential Major: Mathematics + Economics</p>

<p>Financially: Single parent household making under 60,000 dollars</p>

<p>Extracurriculars: Cross country, soccer, drama club (3 leads in 4 musicals), NHS secretary, Spanish National Honor Society, International Thespian, 500+ service hours in a variety of different ways, very involved in the church in a variety of different ways</p>

<p>So my question is, is the one thing on my applications (besides potentially essays) that could hold me back standardized test scores? Are they good enough or no? :/</p>

<p>Thank you!,

<p>Help please? :(</p>

<p>I think your scores are incredibly good, and you sound like a really good applicant to all of those schools!</p>

<p>I've seen people get into Harvard with less than that, and the fact that you're doing the IB with a 5.0 GPA shows you're extremely capable.</p>

<p>Remember also, that schools like Princeton, Harvard and Columbia look at your application without asking anything about Financial Aid. IF you get in (which I'm sure you will), then they will look at your household income and they have their list of how it works: (this one's just for Princeton, you might want to look at the other schools, too.)</p>

<p>Princeton</a> University | Who Qualifies for Aid?</p>

<p>Anyway, good luck! :D</p>

<p>Really? That makes me feel so much better because, even if I got into those schools, the number one determining factor of where I attend would easily be how much of a financial package I was offered by the schools. My family is strained as it is and if we don't get help from the schools themselves, I will probably end up going instate to U of FL. I'm praying I actually end up having a choice where to go. </p>

<p>I also chose not to apply early decision to any of the schools because many were either binding or had some restriction and I want to be able to have a choice.</p>

<p>Thank yoU!</p>

<p>why were you against notre dame early action?</p>

<p>That was the only school I actually considered doing early action for as it was not binding and there were no restrictions and I love the school, but I was told by parents and guidance counselor that it would be better to apply regular decision to all colleges because, in the end, many students will have my numbers and colleges might deny me based on applying early action elsewhere.</p>

<p>good call. I would have done it but I've heard the early action pool for ND is really competitive and I'm just not super confident with my application</p>

<p>Well I am praying that my application is good enough. I know that my standardized test scores aren't as good as some and I'm applying to top notch schools so it worries me to some extent.</p>

<p>what is your 2 part score for the SAT?</p>

<p>Your standardized test scores are certainly not low for Notre Dame... Maybe for those other schools, but every score is a little low for the ivies!</p>

<p>Superscore SAT: 750 Math, 730 Writing, 690 Reading
2 part score: 1440</p>

<p>yeah that's comfortable for Notre Dame and on about on par, especially considering your high ACT along with it</p>