Right Track? Need Ideas.

<p>OK.... Am I on the right track for the much sought after ivies?</p>

<p>Race: White
Homeschooled/Joint Enrolled/Dual Enrolled
GPA: 3.89/4 or 4.36/5
Rank: None
ACT: 29
Grade: Sophomore going into Junior Year.</p>

<p>8th Grade (Has To Go On Transcript)</p>

<p>College Classes: Composition 1 and Statistics
Honors: Algebra 1, English 10
Regular: French</p>

<p>Freshman Year:</p>

<p>College: Composition 2, Government, Sociology
Honors: Algebra 2
Regular: Geometry, US History, French
European History, Art History (Went to Europe for 6 months)</p>

<p>Sophomore Year:</p>

<p>Regular: Chemistry, Trig, Psychology, French, Creative Writing
European History, Art History (Went to Europe for 6 months)</p>

<p>Junior Year (Planned):</p>

<p>College Classes (2 of the following, random draw): French, Macro, Intro to Classics, or International Relations
AP: AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Calc
Regular: Precalc</p>

<p>All of the classes were accredited besides the Creative Writing, European History, Art History, and French.</p>

<p>Extra Curriculars:</p>

<p>Swim Team- 10 years
Girl Scouts (working on gold award)- 8 years
Tech Club- Sophomore year + Head of part of it Junior Year</p>

<p>Job- Swim Instructor and Lifeguard at the YMCA</p>

<p>Awards: ACT Award in 7th grade, Silver Key for Scholastic Art and Writing Competition (this year)</p>

<p>Besides raising my ACT what else can I do??</p>

<p>Chances at these:</p>

<p>Stanford
Harvard
JHU
Columbia
MIT
UCLA
Duke
Cornell
Wellesly
Yale
Princeton</p>

<p>Impossible to say without junior year which is by far the hardest and when you emerge as a leader in ECs.</p>

<p>Whether or not your school officially ranks colleges will know where you rank, so try to be top of class.</p>

<p>Bring ACT to 34 plus for the top ivies.</p>

<p>Really go beyond your schoool to excel in an EC.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Decent chance at most Ivies, I would say low reach for Cornell and reaches for the rest (but they're reaches for everyone). Now, the one thing I noticed about your app is that, minus some parts of it, it is pretty solid, but there are few outstanding things. ivies look for people with focuses and ambition (such as a person that wants to major in english, and has already written books, although this example is a bit extreme). they don't want cookie-cutters, they want people that know what they're going to do and how to do it. hope this helps.</p>

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