What do you think about my chances?

<p>What do you think about my chances? I intend to apply EA. The other colleges I am applying to are: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Indiana, and Brigham Young. Here are my stats, thanks!</p>

<p>Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Intended Major: Physics (or biophysics if offered)
GPA: 3.97 unweighted, 4.369 weighted
rank: 3rd of 364
SAT: 1430, 710 verbal, 720 math (will be retaking in Nov. and maybe Dec.)
SAT II: Writing--680, Spanish--720, and Math IIC--750
ACT: 32, will be retaking the 23rd, should receive 33 or 34
AP: AB Calculus (4), Physics, Statistics, English, and Microeconomics (Our school offers 10 but several were just added this year and I couldn't take them due to scheduling conflicts. Should this be mentioned in the school report?)</p>

<p>ECs: Varsity Gymnastics (4 yrs., been in my whole life, lettered each year), Varsity Cheerleading (3 yrs., lettered each year, NCA All-American, Motions Award, Sportsmanship Award), Class Officer (Treasurer, Secretary, VP, VP), Key Club (2 yrs., read to elementary school kids), Church Youth Group (4 yrs., President 1 yr.), Band (4 yrs., Marched 1 yr., band letter, alto saxophone).</p>

<p>Work Experience: Gymastics Instructor for about 7 months. Babysit for various family members.</p>

<p>Awards/Honors: National Merit Commended Student, Marion County Principal's Award (3 yrs., given to top 1, 2, and 3 percent of class respectively), Who's Who Among American High School Students ( 1 yr.), scored in 90th percentile on American Chemical Society end of year exam, National Honor Society, Straight-A Honor roll each semester, various honor ribbons for the highest percentage in individual classes.</p>

<p>Miscellaneous: I attend a seminary class (scripture study class) before school each morning for about an hour. I attended the Richard Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders and Mayor's Teen Summit (both 1 day events). I watched my grandma for about an hour each day for 1 summer because she had alzheimers.</p>

<p>are you recruited?</p>

<p>No, I wish I was though.</p>



<p>Will anyone respond?</p>

<p>Y stanford? you should be applying to Harvard/Yale/MIT for EA (especially with the Math scores!!!!)</p>

<p>I'd say you have a fighting chance.</p>

<p>Right now Stanford is my first choice school, so that's why I'm applying there EA (plus I don't want to go through the trouble of writing in to request RD instead). Would it greatly improve my chances to apply early somewhere else instead?</p>

<p>It's all up to you but remember, your scores are just so-so, and even low compared to the EA pool. Applying EA doesn't always give you the best shot because it may not be an as thoughtful and complete application.</p>

<p>Any advice for raising my scores? I'm retaking SATs on Nov. 6th</p>

<p>The last SAT testing date for Stanford was Oct 9. If you are taking them again in Nov, you should probably do Regular Review.</p>