RD longshot. Need advice

<p>Is applying to Yale r.d. worth it? Do I honestly have an ok chance? Thanks and good luck to all.</p>

<p>1350 SAT (740M,610V)
32 ACT
1 0f 260 class rank
4.79 GPA (4.0 unweighted)
AP Chemistry 4
AP Statistics 4
AP US History 5</p>

<p>Varsity Basketball 10,11,12 Captain (12), Starter (11,12)
Cross Country 9,10,11,12 Captain (11,12) All-conference(11
Odyssey of the Mind Official 9,10,11,12 Headed scoring volunteers
National Honor Society 10,11,12 Vice-president
Students Against Drunk Driving 9,10,11,12 Vice-president, Adopt-a-highway
Latin Club 9,10,11,12 Latin Leadership Council</p>

<p>Alamance Consulting Engineers 11,12 employee
Boys' State Board of Elections, House of Reps.
Loaves and Fishes volunteer 9,10,11</p>

<p>Thanks again.</p>

<p>The only thing you know for sure is that if you don't apply you won't get in. If you want to go to Yale, apply.</p>

<p>Okay, maybe you want to up your SAT score a bit... or just send your ACT score. But I'd say that you have about as good a chance as any of us! Which is not much. But you know what they say - the only way to be guaranteed that you WON'T get in is to not apply!</p>

<p>I agree with franklinbrown that your SAT score is a little low. But, the rest of your profile looks good. Apply! You never know what they are looking for this year and you have many, many strengths.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot for the comments and advice. It made me a little more confident about it. Anyone else? Thanks again and good luck!</p>

<p>People: I don't mean to be harsh or anything, but a) I think he and you all know that the only way to guarantee rejection is not to apply and b) "You have as good a chance as anyone else" is simply consolatory rubbish, at least technically.</p>

<p>Now that said, ceteris paribus what you wrote, you have a truly good chance IF you can get on a coach's list for one or both of your sports or have an outstanding essay and teacher recs.<br>
Otherwise, your chances are very, very slim to none.</p>

<p>This is sleet's unbiased opinion and should not be taken as expert advice. It's not pessimistic, it's realistic.</p>

<p>yes, because sleet is an expert on everything.</p>

<p>appreciate the advice. anyone else?</p>

<p>Nah, Chidimma, I'm just a little paranoid with disclaimers, and also new at posting here.</p>