Yale,UVA, William and mary, or Harvard chances?

<p>Freshman year Schedule:
Algebra I part I (sad I know )
Biology
English
Pre AP World history
PE
Art I
Spanish I
My GPA ranged from 3.7-4.0</p>

<p>EC's
Volunteered at my church for a little over a year in a area of ministry.
Crew </p>

<p>Sophomore year Schedule:
Algebra I
Advanced Earth Science
AP world history
Creative Writing I
Pre AP english 10
PE 2
Spanish II </p>

<p>Honors:
National Honor Society
Academic Letter (award for 3.5 gpa+)</p>

<p>EC's :
Cross Country
Varsity Crew<br>
Martin Luther King oratorical contest speaker
Key Club
100 hours of volunteering at my church<br>
Board representative for my school's crew team
GPA so far this year unweighted 3.8</p>

<p>Other important information about my goals for this year
This spring I'm going to take Geometry as an online course to earn that math credit.
I'm applying for Governor's School to study Humanities at Radford university.</p>

<p>Junior year predicted schedule:
AP English 11
AP U.S. History
Spanish III
Creative Writing II
Chemistry
Algebra II
AP Psychology or Learn and serve (it's like a community service elective class) </p>

<p>Junior year i'll be applying to the Spanish honor society and youth salute.
I also hope to be on the Literary magazine staff. (Creative writing II students are the editors of the magazine)
Over the summer after Junior year i'll take functions/trig online for another math credit</p>

<p>Senior year predicted schedule:
AP English 12
AP government and politics
Spanish IV
Creative writing III or Journalism
AP Calculus
AP Physics
GEMS (Gifted education multi-disciplinary seminar) </p>

<p>I'm looking forward to continuing all the EC's i listed above.
Give me all the criticism you can think of and areas that could need improvement.</p>

<p>No EC's stand out :(</p>

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<p>I'm no college expert but it seems like you should invest in having some kind of "hook," you know, something special about you. You're academics are great in a general sense, but when applying to schools like Yale, they'll be average, maybe even a little sub-par. Thankfully you've got some time to develop that specialty; pick something you love and just go for it! Just try your best; nothing's definite. Good luck!</p>

<p>Why aren't you taking math in school? 2 online courses after taking algebra 1 as a sophomore may look dubious if you don't have a good explanation.</p>

<p>It's hard to say without test scores, but you have a good chance if you are an underrepresented minority. Otherwise, your chance is pretty low.</p>

<p>I'm an African American male.</p>

<p>I'm not taking math in school because my Algebra I part I course that I took freshman year counted as an elective credit. The regular algebra I course that I'm taking now as a sophomore is my first high school math credit so to get the at least 4 minimum that I need to graduate I'll need to take a course online or over the summer. In my case i'm taking two of those so I can have taken Calculus by the time I graduate.</p>

<p>I'm taking all the EC's that my school offers, but I think I agree with you. Looking at my resume right now to colleges I kinda blend in with a lot of students applying to the same big schools as me. Would taking outside of school EC's increase my chances?</p>

<p>If my Spanish is well enough i'm considering tutoring. That basically what the Spanish Honor Society at my school does.</p>

<p>I think doing things outside of school would definitely increase your chances! I think you just have to go the extra step to make sure what you're doing is making an impact and shows that you care. For example, maybe instead of tutoring in Spanish, you could volunteer at the literary council and use your Spanish to teach people English? Stuff like that would look great.</p>

<p>Highly qualified AA males are hard for the ivies to find. Score a 2100 on the SAT, keep your grades up and you'll have a good shot.</p>

<p>That literary council idea sounds splendid! :D and Waverly I was aiming for a 2100+ on my SAT. I'm just a little worried that I wont do that great on the math section because most of my friend are taking Algebra II already as sophomores and i wont take that class until my junior year.</p>