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Chance for Top 50 Schools!

jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Hey Guys, Can you guys chance me??

Prospective Colleges:
Eastern Carolina
Yale University
University of Pennsylvania
Univeristy of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins

Yea I know this is alot but it's my plan.

Weighted GPA: 4.88
Unweighted GPA: 4.0 right now, 3.88 after junior year first semester
Btw I attend an early college so its college classes instead of AP
Class Rank: 1 out of 70 right now, after junior year end predicted 3 out of 60

Freshman Year:
college writing class, 1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology (Honors)
Earth Science (Honors)
Civics and Economics (Honors)

English 1 (Honors)
Integrated Math 2 (Honors)
Research Methods and Techniques (Honors)
Spanish 1 (Non-Honors)

Sophmore Year:
Summer class Psychology through NCVPS (honors)
Biology (Honors)
College Health Class, 2 credits, as well as fullfills my high school health requirement)
Integrated Math 3 (Honors)
Spanish 2 (Honors)

Chemistry (Honors)
Precalc College Class (College Class, 4 credits)
English 2 (Honors)
US History (Honors)

Junior Year:
Math Trig/Calc (College Class, 4 credits, transfers to state universities as Precalculas/Trigonometry)
Biology (College Class, 4 credits, transfers to state universities as freshman year biology)
Eng (College Class, 3 credits, transfers as a Writing Class to state universities)
Sociology (College Class, 3 credits, transfers as Intro to Sociology at state universities)

Spring (already scheduled):
Math (College Class, 4 credits, transfers to state univ. as Calc 1)
Biology (College Class, 4 credits, transfers to state univ, as sophomore Biology)
Religions (College Class, 3 credits, transfers to state univ. as World Relegions)
Eng (College Class, 3 credits, transfers to state univ as freshman english)

Junior End Summer: Spanish 3 (Honors)
Senior Year:
College Classes Options:
Physics 1
Physics 2
Calc 2
Chm 1
Chm 2
Eng 3
Psycholgy 1
Spanish College Classes 1,2,3

SAT: 2150 (M: 740, CR: 690, W:720)
ACT: 33

Chess: MANY tournament wins, state tournaments, national tournaments. Placed top 10 in states once, placed top 50 in country.
Teen Council: Secretary of city teen council
Temple youth Group: Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Hours:
4 PresidentialVolunteerServiceAwards (3 Gold, 1 Silver)

City Award for Volunteering

Started HOSA at school:
President first year, Co-president of campus second year

Science Olympiad Participant
SGA Member

Work Experience: Taught several one on one chess lessons in neighborhood as well as a summer teaching academy.

Any suggestions? Chances for all my colleges would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to comment on any section of how I can improve. Also if anyone has any other good fits of top colleges that make sense. I plan to major in Astrophysics, physics, law, or political science. I plan to go to med school also
Post edited by jakjak1 on

Replies to: Chance for Top 50 Schools!

  • mellon123mellon123 Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    sat's are low for the ivies
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    I realize that IVies are probably a reach but my dream school is Johns Hopkins. I can probably raise my SAT to 2200 and ACTs to 34....
  • muckdogs07muckdogs07 Registered User Posts: 1,166 Senior Member
    Yale = High reach (less than 5%); Duke, Penn, Vandy, Virginia OOS, Hopkins, Rice = reaches (less than 30%); UCB, Michigan = low reaches (50/50), UCLA, UNCH = matches (80/20), and ECU = safety (100%)

    Bump up your SATs 50 points and you will become more competitive although it would not surprise me if you got accepted at one of your reaches.

    For physics/astrophysics, do not overlook state schools like Illinois, Va Tech, NC State, and Maryland.
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    I think one thing going for me is my school rigor, I am completing 64+ college credits in high school time and yea I def need to study up SAT. What about a 34-35 ACT?? would that help?
  • JohnnyToledoJohnnyToledo Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    High Reach: yale, u penn

    for the rest of the schools, I'd say you are very competitive except for SAT. Get that up there! It be a shame to have gone through all that work, and be denied because of your SATs. Go to the library, get an SAT book, take a bunch of practice tests, listen to SAT audiobooks, get it? Do what you need to do to raise the SAT score, and I promise you, you will get into an Ivy league.
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Thanks all that have given me advice. Please need some more as well.

    I understand the fact that SATs are A really big deal but would a 34 on ACT would be sufficient to keep me from the negative balance at all these tops schools Im trying to achieve for?
  • ccguest223ccguest223 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Embellish your extracurriculars, make sure you have excellent essays and recs, and you should have as good a chance as anyone at the Ivies.
    One note though, your extracurriculars seem to dabble in a bit of everything. Try to make sure you show that you have deep commitments, rather than a laundry list of activities.

    Please chance me back at http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1418611-chance-me-ill-chance-back.html
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    I am very committed to 2 volunteer Organizations. showing how I have progressed up their leadership ladder and how i have earned more an dmore hours every year for them will help right?
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    bump bump bumpppp
  • jakjak1jakjak1 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
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