<p>I am currently a ninth grader in a top-20 British prep school in the UK. Due to a variety of factors, I have decided to study in the US - specifically, I am applying to Milton, Lawrenceville, and Loomis (tenth grade for all). It would be great if you could chance me for those schools with the following stats:</p>
-For safety reasons, I won't reveal my citizenship, but I am a URM.
-Fluent in 3 languages</p>
95% last year, expecting a ~98% this year (test-taking is my speciality)</p>
Favorable. My teachers have a generally good impression of me: my report comments say I'm active in discussions and enthusiastic in class. I also have friendly teacher relations outside class.</p>
-I've been playing the violin for 9 years. Won the citywide competition (back in my home country) and qualified for the nationwide competition, where I placed second. Graduated from musical school (apart from normal school) with honors.
-Played tennis and soccer for 4 years, currently on school teams for both + some minor awards.
-Student Council representative for 5 years straight (I love public speaking).
-Involved with the community service club (clothing drives etc.). Also organized an original project with an orphanage (have a YouTube video).</p>
I have been drafting those since October, and I believe they are effective. Asked my English teacher to review them, then worked together for a few weeks. I talked about my passion, future projects, and how their school could develop me.</p>
This is my major drawback, and I fear it will severely hurt my chances. My current school is very rigorously academic and despite my efforts, my grades are far from ideal.</p>
<p>-Maths (equivalent of Algebra 2) B+
-German (11th grade course) B+
<p>These are the first trimester grades. I have talked with my Chemistry teacher, and she gave me opportunities to improve my grade. I am heading towards 4 A's and a B in second trimester, but those grades will come out later than the deadline (Jan 15th). Nevertheless, I do plan to send those additionally as soon as I receive them to supplement my app.</p>
<p>In conclusion, do you think my grades will make me unqualified for those schools? I believe the rest of my application is decent, but it is my marks I am most worried about.</p>