Stanford, Brown, Cornell, JHU, Chicago and More!

<p>I'm currently a junior (class of 2006), interested to know if I'm going in the right track.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.877 (Academic)/3.91 (Overall)/3.96 (UC)
- Freshmen Yr (4.0/4.0)
- Sophomore Yr (3.83/3.67)
SAT: Around 2100/2400 on the new SAT (roughly 1400 on the old)
Classes: 3 AP's (English, Physics, US History) this year, 5 Honors (Pre-Calc, Bio, Geometry, Chemistry, Algebra 2) so far -- Aiming for 5 or 6 AP's for senior year; so, roughly a total of about 9 AP's, 5 Honors.
School: Top 50 in the nation; Top in Northern California</p>

<p>Rough list of colleges I'm planning to apply:
-U of Chicago
- U of Michigan
-Boston College
- USC</p>

Speech and Debate (9th - current)
Tae Kwon Do (Age 10 - current)
Percussion (Age 10 - current)
Cycling/Cycling Team (9th - current)
Student Advisory Board for Congresswoman (Hopefully 12th)
Planning to start Politics Club (11th-12th) and serve as President</p>

- Speech and Debate: Excellence Award
- Karate: Black Belt
- School: Principal's Letter of Commendation (9th)
- (Probably) National Merit Commendation; (Maybe) Semifinalist</p>

<p>Any comments on if I can get in to the listed colleges, and/or what areas I need to improve in -- greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help in advance.</p>

<p>JEEZ all you youngins coming on to get "advice" when you really just want your ego stroked. Honestly you are on the right track but you need to try to bring up your GPA and do some more community service. Your ECs are weak so try to get more involved. If you were to achieve those marks all the Ivies would be reach along with NYU, and BC USC JH would be good matches.</p>

<p>which percussion instrument do u play??</p>

<p>Your SAT is very low for top schools coming from a good high school. Without a legacy/urm/athlete hook, you need to raise the SAT considerably.</p>

<p>Cboryca22, I'm not sure if your attitude is one which you would appreciate if someone commented on your thread like that. I'm a junior in high school - if I don't think about college now, how am I supposed to be a candidate for the top colleges? Do you suggest that those who apply to the 4th Tier colleges start thinking about colleges during senior year and even those who consider applying for the TOP 20 COLLEGES IN THE WORLD consider their choices about colleges during SENIOR year as well?</p>

<p>My intention is not to get my 'ego stroked.' I've been visiting the boards at College Confidential and have seen the great qualifications of countless candidates for the top colleges. Therefore, I'm posting because I have a genuine fear of not getting accepted into a top college. I'm posting so I can get some advice, so to alter the path I'm taking now.</p>

<p>And to "hello," I've been playing the drums for the past 6 years.</p>

<p>If anyone has constructive advice (what type of EC's I should be looking into), I'd appreciate the help. I'm sure that when you were juniors, in my position, you'd have wanted/or probably did seek advice as well. Thanks for your help in advance.</p>

<p>ahhh alas i found another drummer on these boards,
u know any good drum solos, i need to record one </p>

<p>and btw your chances at all the aforementioned schools are great!! provided u get the 2100</p>


<p>I'd say u have the best chance at JHU, i am going to try to apply there, the school is the one of my favorites. GL</p>

<p>Your ECs are weak, but they show commitment. The rest of your app looks fine.</p>