What are my chances of being accepted as a Freshman to Amherst or Vassar?

<p>I really want to get into Amherst or Vassar depending on what I decide to add to my current major (Mathematics). </p>

<p>My situation is not typical; I never went to high school. In its stead, I have attended classes at my local community college since the age of 14 (I am 16 as of now). </p>

<p>My current GPA is currently 2.9, as my clinical depression hit an extreme low for a good year or so of classes. By the time I'm 18 my GPA will be at least a 3.0, however I think it is possible to raise it to a 3.5. </p>

<p>By the time I am 18, I will have:</p>

<p>*Enough math classes to have an Associate's in Math (I might even have the actual Associate's, but I have to check the requirements and my projected classes). This means Calc I through Calc III, Differential Equations, Statistics, and possibly Linear Algebra. </p>

<p>*Four English classes (Mythology, English 1, English 2, and Creative Writing) </p>

<p>*At least three science classes (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, possibly Chem II and Physics II)</p>

<p>*Several electives (Music courses, paint courses, philosophy courses, econ courses. Still haven't decided what to do, if I want to add electives)</p>

<p>*Two or three language courses (Most likely French)</p>

<p>My extracurricular activities are lacking, as I live in an area that doesn't have many opportunities for out of school activities. I volunteered for three years on the Teen Conference Committee, which is a planning organization that plans and puts together the entire teen portion of the California Homeschooling Conference (Website here), and I am planning on volunteering at both a community center and a wildlife rescue (The latter has an age requirement of 17+, hence the wait).</p>

<p>I will also be taking the SATs and ACT, and while I am aiming to score 700s to high 700s and 30s to high 30s respectively, I cannot be sure that I will reach such scores as I suffer from clinical anxiety. However, for the sake of accurate advise, I would appreciate if you could give two sets of advice: One that operates under the assumption that I reach these scores, and one that operates under the assumption that I do not.</p>

<p>To reiterate, my question is as follows: Do I stand a chance of getting into Vassar or Amherst College? If not, what should I do to increase my chances?</p>

<p>What are my chances of getting into Vassar?
I'm a sophomore, male, and I go to a well known private school near Cleveland Ohio that has a good reputation among colleges. I am agnostic and pretty relaxed. I enjoy reading, rock climbing, hanging out with friends. I consider myself to be smart, and above all, I am an intellectual person.
I accelerated in science and am taking Honors Physics as a sophomore in a class of Juniors
I am taking an extra class, Computer Science
I am also a drummer in my school's Jazz band
theses are my classes</p>

<p>English 10
Honors Physics
Math 2 Honors (highest math available)
Chinese 2
Jazz Band
Computer Science
Western Civilization 10</p>

<p>Junior - year I will take AP Biology, AP Computer Science, maybe another English Course, and Chinese 3, in addition to the other required classes
Senior Year - AP Chemistry and a few other electives in science, an english course</p>

<p>Last year I had a 3.56 GPA, this year I am aiming for a 3.5-3.6</p>

<p>Extra Curricular</p>

<p>Mock Trial
Science Olympiad (I am one of five captains, the rest are seniors, and there are about 40 kids in science olympiad)
Academic Challenge
Anderson Scholars - this is the most important, out of each class, 5 kids are chosen to pursue research in science, I am doing independent research with a Neurosurgeon at University Hospitals (University is the name of the area), I can also get funding from the school, and at the end of my senior year, I can get my work published in a scientific journal or present it to a panel of experts.</p>

<p>Community Service
My school tutors kids at a local inner-city school once a month, and I am going to do independent volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
I am working on some sor of fundraiser for a worthy cause I can do independently </p>

<p>Other
I rock climb twice a week
Political Essay Contest
film club
school newspaper writer
maybe next year, speech and debate?</p>

<p>SAT
my current score is about 1900, but I am just a sophomore, I am aiming for a 2100, but I may get even higher</p>

<p>Summers
last summer I did a 3 week course in Neuroscience at Brown University
this summer I am doing independent research at University Hospitals
Next summer I am not sure, I may do a Cleveland Clinic, paid internship that lets me do more research with doctors and see patients, but I may or may not get accepted to the internship</p>

<p>I am a down to earth, fun-loving guy with a passion for science. I have a lot of friends and adapt well to new environments. I have a real passion for neuroscience, and my career path is to be a neurosurgeon.</p>

<p>Vassar and Middlebury are my two top choices right now.</p>