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Harvard Chances? My cat is making me apply...

diddly123diddly123 Registered User Posts: 581 Member
edited April 2013 in What Are My Chances?
HULLO INTERNETERS. SUP. I'm a junior and I'm SCEA for Harvard next year. Here are my stats:

GPA: 4.51 by end of junior year (out of 5.0)
SAT: 2230 superscored (720R, 710M, 800W, 12E)
ACT: 33 (35E, 33M, 34R, 30S, 8E)
PSAT: 219
Freshman year (none offered)
Sophomore year
-AP World (5-only offered), pretty much self studied this because we did nothing in class
Junior year
-AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language, AP Studio Art (all solid As first semester)
Senior year (prospective)
-AP Government, AP Biology, AP English Literature, AP Studio Art, AP Calculus AB

Honors courses:
english freshman and sophomore years, algebra II sophomore year, chemistry sophomore year

Uhhh extracurriculars
-founded my own organization called HOPE which sends supplies such as clothing, toiletries, bedding, etc. to Latin American countries. We began with an orphanage in Haiti and branched out to Costa Rica this year. It all began after the 2010 earthquake there. Have done many events at school and at the summer camp where I work as a counselor/administrative assistant. We've also started clubs in elite private schools across the country (which send students to Harvard/ivies every year, so they'll be familiar with that). We started working with Feed My Starving Children, a famous organization which is now helping us get our supplies to Latin America. We are meeting with the president of it soon!
-very avid artist
-won several national contests
-some of my paintings are being exhibited right now at a nearby, well-known university
-thinking of doing some sort of artistic pursuit to raise money for the MS society
-yearbook editor in chief for 3 years for the whole school
-summer job working as an administrative assistant/counselor oops already wrote that too lazy to delete that xD
-work with mentally disabled children, teaching them to get active and play sports
-editor of key club 3 years
-vice president of National art honor society
-varsity tennis team, treasurer of Israel advocacy club, NHS member, national spanish honor society, etc other things

possible hooks:
-low income
-deceased father
-mother with MS (that's why I'm doing the fundraiser)

So assuming i write a very strong essay and get very strong recs, what do you think my chances are for EA? Thanks everyone and good luck!
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Replies to: Harvard Chances? My cat is making me apply...

  • tomatox1tomatox1 Registered User Posts: 911 Member
    dude you've made this thread many times, don't you already have the answers?
  • diddly123diddly123 Registered User Posts: 581 Member
    No cause mah cc'ers arent respondin enuf
  • diddly123diddly123 Registered User Posts: 581 Member
  • latitude123latitude123 Registered User Posts: 261 Junior Member
    Harvard is a reach for everyone, but your chances are as good as they get. Minor quibbles: SAT could be a bit higher, course rigor (but if you took hardest courseload and/or self-studied its fine.) You are a very qualified applicant, but it all comes down to luck and your essays. Like I said earlier, Harvard is a reach for nearly everyone, so don't feel down if you don't get in; I guarantee there will be lots of colleges clamoring for you. Good luck!
  • PxAlaskaPxAlaska Registered User Posts: 520 Member
    Like latitude said, Harvard is always a reach. Every year Harvard denies valedictorians and presidents of NHS and 2400 SAT scores. You are in the top of the applicant pool, but the pool is very large and everyone is gunning for the same few spots.
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