<p>Like many juniors, I am surrounded with talk of colleges, SAT scores, GPA, etcetera. Most kids I know have a firm grasp on what they would like do do in college. Hence, the majority of them have at least some idea of the type of schools they will apply to.</p>
<p>However, I for one am feeling confused and intimidated by the college admissions process and have no idea what type of school would be the best fit for me. I constantly hear students conversing about a future career in medicine, engineering, teaching, law etc. How can a 16 year old kid know exactly what he wants to do at such an early stage in his life? A feeling of urgency is starting to creep up on me with admissions looming. What should I major in? Which colleges should I look into? Help!</p>
<p>Here is some personal info and stats if it helps:</p>
<p>SAT junior year: 740 CR 800 M 700 W (1st and hopefully last time)</p>
<p>GPA: 3.9 UW 4.0 weighted</p>
<p>Course load: </p>
<p>Frosh: was a really lazy kid freshman year. Took honors courses in geometry and bio. A level classes i English, Western Humanities, etc. Grades mostly in A range/B+(I didn't do well 1st semester, but really stepped it up towards the end of the year and managed a 3.8)</p>
<p>Sophomore: Honors in Algebra 2 and Chemistry. Realized soccer and track weren't the only things that mattered and focused on school. </p>
<p>Junior Year: AP Stat, AP chem, Honors physics, Pre-calc H. Really buckled down in school this year. </p>
<p>Interests: From my class list, I am shore you can see that I am a math/science oriented guy. However, I have never done any outside research or anything of the sort. (No real motivation or passion in any school subjects until this year). I am not sure if proficiency and mild interest in a subjects such as chem and physics would suggest a future career in science. I've always loved math, but again, have never truly pursued my passion outside the classroom. I have always felt that school should stay in school, and thus I haven't pursued curricular interests extracurricularly. </p>
<p>ECS: I like to think of myself as a very focused person. Perhaps this is merely my own rationalization for the fact that I lack many great extra-curricular activities. However here is a (short) list:
-Varsity soccer (high school team won conference, states, 6 seniors this year are heading off to division 1 schools) (I would like to play soccer in college, be it at the club or varsity level. I would say I am a fairly decent player)
-Club soccer: I play on a competitive regional team that requires 8-10 hours a week, my coaches coaches a decent division 1 college team.
-attended recruiting camps at Dartmouth, Brown. Coaches told me division 3 soccer would be realistic.
-Varsity Indoor/Outdoor track and field: I would consider participating track and field in college. I have solid times in a few events, and based on research, I think I could definitely compete at the college level.
- school radio station DJ/ local and school Sports Broadcaster: I have a weekly radio show and broadcast many of our school's basketball games. I love being on the air, but am not sure I would like to pursue a career in broadcasting.
-Youth Soccer Referee: Its awesome. I make like 120 bucks a weekend. </p>
-Money is not a problem ( very affluent community in CT, hence the high level of competition in the public high school.
-Dad went to Harvard (no pressure on me or anything)</p>
<p>I hope you were able to glean enough from this brief personal description to come up with the names of a few schools/potential majors</p>
<p>By the way I have already visited the following based on my counselor's (who doesn't know me very well) recommendations
-Haverford (outside Philly)