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Chance me for MIT, Stanford, etc

Piscium123Piscium123 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?

I'm a current Junior and I am wondering if I have a chance at MIT, Stanford, or other schools of that caliber. I'm thinking of studying engineering currently, but that could change. I go to a private school in NY. APs are only offered during Junior and Senior year, and I took the two this year that I felt most comfortable with, and I plan on taking 4 as a senior.


Freshman Year:

Latin IIA - A
English - B+
Honors Geometry - A
Biology - A+
History - A
(and an art elective that doesn't really matter)

Sophomore Year:

Latin IIIA - A
English - A-
History - A-
Pre-calc Honors - A+
Chemistry - A+
(and another art elective that was required)

Junior year (current grades from first quarter)

English - B+
History - A-
AP AB Calculus - A+
AP Biology - A
Latin IVA (Caesar and Cicero) - A
Physics - A+

Havent taken SAT 1 yet, but I'm getting 2200's on practice tests

Bio: 700 (retaking in june)
Math IC: 760
Taking math IIC on sunday

EDIT: I knew i forgot something lol


Debate (since freshman Year)
Squash - Small not well known sport (JV - freshman and sophomore, Varsity - Junior)
100 hours community service
A few other small clubs in my school

I'm just wondering if I have a chance at any of these schools or if they are beyond reaches.
Post edited by Piscium123 on

Replies to: Chance me for MIT, Stanford, etc

  • hpyscmhpyscm Registered User Posts: 899 Member
    Your grades seem fine... But honestly when looking at schools like these, you need to have exceptional extracurriculars
  • hurricane658hurricane658 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    You have good grades. However, they're not exactly outstanding among the equally competitive applicants at these schools. Also, a ~2200 SAT won't hurt you, but it won't help you either. You have solid extracurriculars, but it seems like you haven't really dived that deep into them. That's something I would work on this year.

    MIT and Stanford are certainly reaches, but I wouldn't count them out.
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