<p>Year:incoming highschool senior in southern california
ethnicity: alaskan native
I'll be the third in my family to go to college after a cousin and my older sister. Parents are HS graduate and an obligate dropout (personal family crisis).
I really have no idea what i want to do. I'm interested in way too many things to narrow down at this point. Interests include physics, video game design, art history, bio, anthropology, music and i guess math on its own to some degree.
Grades: Low. My school grades almost entirely on busywork and homework points with tests being worth much less than they should. Im not really one for busywork but i always do well on tests. I have a 3.22 UW and 3.6 W in high school but my grades are getting better semester by semester. I have also taken 3 courses at our local junior college under concurrent enrollment(a physics course with lab, government and microecon) with all A's so far and plan to take 4 more over my senior year. Hopefully that counts for something. Lots of aps. school doesnt offer many honors courses but ive taken honors chem (b both semesters) and physics (a 1st semester b 2nd semester). </p>
art history 4
music theory 5
calc ab 4
SAT I: 2230 760 Reading 740 Math 730 Writing (12 on essay)
SAT IIs: US: 710
Math II: 720
ACT: 31 (11 on writing)</p>
<p>My test scores show what my grades cannot. </p>
<p>ECs: not too many...
band together club (helping to start and attract interest for music programs in less fortunate surrounding communities)
started a recycling program to help fund marching band after district cut most of its funding.
not that it helps but ive organized numerous benefit concerts for friends clubs.
all state honor band
all southern california honor band
yeah all music related...</p>
<p>Interested in the following schools:
Reed College (visited)
Lewis & Clark College (visited)
University of Washington
UC Irvine (visited)
USC for video game design or music most likely. im a strong muscician on multiple instruments (tenor sax, bass clarinet and trumpet) but usc's music school is world class so its a longshot
Caltech (i know i probably lack the research/lab experience)
Cal Poly SLO (visited)</p>
<p>I know my grades are really bad compared to the dime a dozen 4.0s but i hope my good performance in actual college courses and pretty good test scores can make up for that. thanks for looking.</p>