Alright, so here it is (APPLYING TO COLLEGE OF CHEMISTRY, CoC):
Background: I got to a pretty competitive high school in CT. We send 3-4 kids to HYPSM and 8-9 more to other Ivies. and like 10 more to JHU, Carnegie Mellon, UVA, Notredame, UChicago, and Georgetown)
Grades: Our school has a weighted scale, we don't calculate unweighted. I have a 4.504 weighted and my class rank is 20/538 (top 3.7%). GPA of valedictorian is 4.74 (who apparently according to him is guaranteed at Stanford or Harvard which in my opinion is bs)
-I have taken the most rigorous curriculum out of anyone in my grade (will graduate with 9 APs, 2 college courses and 13 AP exam scores)
-My freshman grades had 3 B's and 4 A's (All honors)
-Sophomore: 2 B's and 5 A's (2 APs and rest honors)
-Junior: 1 B and 6As (4 APs and rest honors)
-Senior: All As (3 APs and 1 college course)
Upward trend for sure.
Took Quantitative Analysis (Sophomore/Junior course in College, met 9 hours a week, 5.0 Credit course).
Took Multivariable Calc (met 4 hours a week).
32 (34 Math, 31 English, 32 Science, 31 Reading. 12 Essay)
I took it again in October, pretty sure I got a 33 definitely retaking in Dec for a 34+, if Berkeley still accepts it
Math 2: 800
Bio M: 710 (Not sending)
Sophomore: 4 Bio, 4 Stat
Junior: 5 calc BC, 5 calc AB subscore, 5 chem, 5 lang and comp, 3 history
Senior: lit-?, physics B-? physics C- mag?, physics C-mech-?, compsci-?, pysch-?, spanish-?
Extracirrcular- Won't be too elaborate here, but I consider by far the strongest part of my app.
-Table Tennis, spent around 1800+ hours training, practicing toward this. Getting "Special talent Recommendation" from President of Berkeley's Table Tennis. #2 junior in state, #43 for my age in USA, won several awards at national and state tournaments. Founder of table tennis club at school. Went to international tournament and my team got 2nd in Division 10.
-Math Team (9,10,11,12)- B team 9th and 10th, A team 11th and 12th. Awarded 3rd highest scoring Junior in Division. Qualified for CSAML (state team) and NEAML (new Englands)
-Science Quiz Bowl (9,10,11,12)- C team 9+10, B team captain in 11, A team captain in 12. Huge time commitment, our school is usually the state champs. (Also was part of my schools chemistry olympiad team, we got #1 in state)
-300+ hours of research at 2 different universities (1 year of research in analytical chem and the second year in Inorganic chem/material science engineering). My research will be getting published in a couple of months with my name listed as a Co-author.
-Chess club(9,10,11,12)- Vice President, 4th place and 5th place for district tournament, co captain of team at tournament
Volunteer- 200 hours + (proctored at MathCounts local and state competition, tutored middle school student each week for 3 years, taught chess to kids at local library during summer, helped kids conduct science experiments in summer at local library, helped at cultural events)
Hopefully you can see I picked a couple of things and went really deep into each one of those rather than doing a lot of things with not much depth
Honor Socieities: Foreign Language, Science, NHS and NSHSS
Recommendations: Berkeley doesn't accept any except for the Special talent rec from the president thing I mentioned
Personal statement: good, for #1 I talked about how my parents and the community I was in challenged me to accept challenges (including skipping a grade and skipping an year in math and science)
#2- very good, i talked about my research experience over 2 years.