<p>I guess I'll post my stats just so others can have a more objective view.</p>
<p>Like I said earlier, my school has a very strange GPA system (12 point) that takes into account + and - when calculating GPA. AP and Honors courses are given weight to. 1.2 for AP and 0.6 for honors.</p>
<p>Rank: school doesn't rank</p>
<p>GPA: 10.6/12. This roughly translates to about a 3.8-3.9 on a 4.0 scale. I've made As in all of my classes except for 2 Bs. </p>
<p>Up till senior year, I've taken 8 honors classes and 3 AP classes. I have the hardest course load in my school.</p>
US History 5
Spanish Language 5
English Language 4</p>
<p>12th Grade schedule
AP English Lit
AP Spanish Lit
AP Calc BC</p>
<p>Sat: 2260 (780 math, 700 reading, 780 writing). I will be taking the test again in November and am confident that my score will go up ~50 points. Hopefully the score will arrive at Stanford before they review my application.</p>
Math 2: 780
US History: 710</p>
<p>I'm Pakistani so I don't think that's going to help in the race category.</p>
Community service as a tutor for 2 years in high school, ~150 hours.
Vice-president of Young Investors Club at my school, member for 4 years.
Leadership club member, 3 years.
Music club member, 3 years.
Member of various cultural clubs.
Other activities I can't think of.
I think my ECs will be allright because I've been pretty involved in all of them.</p>
Varsity soccer, 3 years
Club soccer, 3 years (Captain), won State Championship 1 year.</p>
Honor Roll, throughout high school
National Spanish Exam gold, 2 years
AP Scholar with Honor
National Merit Commended (was sick on the day of the test, did bad)</p>
<p>Work experience (during summer)
3 summers during high school, about 2 months every summer, ~20 hours/week</p>
<p>Teacher recs: from teachers who like me, should be pretty good.
College counselor rec: should be pretty good since I go to a private school and the counselor knows me pretty well.
Optional letters: Have letters from employer and community service. </p>
<p>Essays: I think my essays will be excellent (hopefully) and will stand out because I have some special stuff to talk about (big goals in life, colorful past). </p>
<p>I know I'm not an applicant that flies off the page in terms of academics but Stanford is definitely my first choice. Comments would be great, thanks a lot.</p>
<p>PS. Other colleges I'm considering: MIT, Princeton, Northwestern, Rice, Penn, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Cal, GA Tech, Johns Hopkins (biomed engineering). At schools that require an application to a major/school, I'll apply to electrical engineering.</p>