So, do I have a prayer?

<p>Hi, I'm a high school senior belatedly trying to get some idea of my college chances! Here are my stats:</p>

Unfortunately, I slacked the 1st 3 years of high school and mostly just took regular college prep courses. There are three tracks for math at my school, and I'm on the middle one, but it's not honors. I took honors science 1 year out of the possible 3, but I took honors english whenever possible. No honors available in social studies. This year, I'm trying to make up for my slackerdom. My schedule includes 5 APs: English, Spanish, Calc, Physics, and computer programming.</p>

Will probably be 4.0--my school doesn't weight so I'll be valedictorian.</p>

Community service
* Community service school club (10-12)
* Anti drug school club (9-12)
* County wide anti-drug board (11-12)
* Youth council (11-12); I'm historian
* Teaching little kids spanish (10-12)
* Youth court (11-12)
If I had to enumerate hours, probably not much more than 100. "Historian" is only leadership position, sadly enough.</p>

<pre><code> Academic

<li>Spell bowl (11-12); team will go to state this year</li>
<li>Social studies quiz bowl (10-11, will continue in 12); team went to state in 11</li>
<li>English quiz bowl (11, will continue in 12); team went to state in 11</li>
<li>Debate (10-11); likely won't be beneficial as I wasn't very good!
*Spanish honor society, national honor society</li>

* Girls' state delegate this past summer
* National merit semifinalist
* Semifinalist Ayn rand essay contest last year
* I placed fairly high in the national spelling bee in 8th grade, but I think that's too early to count!</p>

after 10th--debate camp, teach kids spanish
after 11th--teach kids spanish</p>

<p>No sports OR music! :(</p>

<p>SAT: 1510 (800 V 710 M)
SAT II: None taken yet...I might take in December</p>

<p>Me: Upper middle class white girl, I'll probably be studying political science or something</p>

If you've managed to get through all this and are willing to take the time to help me, THANK YOU SO MUCH! </p>

<p>I'm looking to get a general idea of what schools I can get into, but in particular Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Georgetown (the last, I know, is likely impossible.)</p>

<p>Why down on yourself? Work on your essay and pitch the right msg, maybe like how you finally found direction in your life and show it by your recent progress. 800V is very rare, you got good materials in you. I say you have a fairly good chance at the schools you mentioned.</p>

<p>Uchicago you have a great chance because of their emphasis on individuals and the essay</p>

<p>and yes, you have my prayer</p>

<p>Are you kidding????????? If Georgetown rejected you I would be totally shocked!!! You will get into all three, apply to a couple Ivies if you are interested as well, I think you have a good shot at some of them also. Don't be so hard on yourself!!</p>

<p>btw, your username is certainly suited to this conversation</p>

<p>Hm, I think Northwestern is a total match while UChicago and Georgetown are slight reaches, but still highly possible. You seem to be the relatively well-rounded student, although stronger in the social sciences but you seem to be lacking a passion or smth that makes you different from others. Or maybe you have one and just aren't expressing it. Then again, I am a paranoid asian student, heh. ^.^;; But good luck on everything, you seem to be a strong candidate.</p>

<p>How about looking at Smith, Wellesley, Mt. Holyoke, Barnard, Bryn Mawr, and other LACs?</p>

<p>Would be a great candidate for Grinnell, Trinity, Colby, Hamilton, etc...</p>