I am currently a Junior and my brother went to Stanford (class of '01). Will this help my chances? By how much? Some other stats, if they would help:</p>
<p>SAT- 1360 (I choked, and took it as a sophomore) I should be able to bring it up to 1550
ACT- 34, should be able to get it up to 35, maybe 36
Class rank- 9/~466 as of sophomore year. It will be top 5 after this year, and without Freshman grades, probably 2 or 3/~466
All the honors classes I could take, I took AP Human Geography last year and got a 5. I am taking all APs this year: US Government, US History, English Language and Composition, BC Calculus, and Chemistry. I should be able to get a 5 on Chem and Calc no problem, 5 probably in English, and 4 at least in the other 2. Next year I will probably have AP Econ and AP Lit and Comp as well as taking Calc 5 at the big state U which I live near. I'll also probably take Physics (Calc based) there and maybe some more chem.
Over the summer I'll take Calc III and Iv, which allows me to take V.</p>
<p>Some ECs include:
Some middle school math awards, not sure if I'll even put these
Will probably make All-State math team
Mock Trial (going to state, have for past 7 years, and maybe nationals if lucky) and have most effective orator/attorney awards
100+ hours tutoring kids with learning disabilities and also kids that have English as a second language. I should have even more than that this year.
I volunteer at my church and help with the Children's Ministries.
I play golf recreationally, but not for my school as there are scheduling conflicts with Mock Trial
I play guitar and have for several years.
National Honor Society</p>
<p>I'll have a 100 in Calc and Chem, but I will only have had 2 years of Spanish and one year of Latin.</p>
<p>My brother is already donating to Stanford. So what are my chances and will my brother help?</p>
<p>Also, I am a white male which doesn't help at all. I did the EPGY program there and fell in love with Stanford. That combined with my brother's experience there makes it my number one school. I will probably major in Mathematics or Chemical Engineering. Sorry for the long post! If you need any other info, let me know.</p>