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High School Freshman- T10 School/Direct Med?

pmalayilpmalayil 6 replies2 threads New Member
edited July 8 in What Are My Chances?
Hi, I'm a high school freshman and I just wanted to know my odds of getting into a T10, or my top 3 (Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins) for undergrad. Additionally, I wanted to know if my stats would be enough for any direct program in medicine out there. Thank you!

Preface: Please be brutally honest.

Intended Majors:
Harvard- History and Science; Government (Double Major)
Yale- History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health; Political Science (Double Major)
Johns Hopkins- Medicine, Science, and the Humanities; Political Science (Double Major)

Direct Med Programs I'm Interested In:
Sophie Davis

4.0 out of 4.0 (Unweighted)
96.6 out of 100 (Unweighted)
99.5 (Weighted)

-Interned on two political campaigns
-CEO and founder of a medical club which then expanded nationally, and then internationally. Received a proclamation from the local legislator for the club.
-Volunteer at the local hospital
-Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Mid-Island High School Democrats, Expansion Director for the New York High School Democrats
-Starting a public health youtube channel and podcast
-Named a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics, got acceptance into the Institute of Creative Problem Solving at SUNY Old Westbury (highly selective)
-Scholar of the Institute of Merit's Research and Technology Program (highly selective)
-Varsity Girls Golf
-Model UN, Theatre, ASL Honor Society, Chess Club Member

AP HUG (this year)
AP World (next year)
AP Sem (next year)
AP Psych (next year)
AP Bio (next year, self study)
AP Chem (next year, self study)
AP Stats (next year, self study)

Thank you so much for the help!
edited July 8
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  • baeriabaeria 57 replies1 threads Junior Member
    You seem like a good applicant, but it is too early on to say if you can get into Harvard/Yale/JHU. The 3 schools you mentioned are HIGHLY competitive, and even for the strongest applicants, difficult to get into. You have lots of time to build up your resume however, and should focus on doing well in high school.
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  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom 10999 replies235 threads Senior Member
    There is a sub-forum for combined BA/MD admission programs--


    You can read the threads about who was successful and who wasn't for the last several years to see how you compare to successful applicants.

    But right now, without AP scores, a junior year GPA and a SAT/ACT score, it's impossible to say if you're competitive.

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  • mikemacmikemac 10582 replies154 threads Senior Member
    There's nothing to rule you out, but a lot can happen in the time before you apply. Keep working hard in school, stay involved with your exposure to medicine. You should probably also post on the premed forums here and other sites to find out what successful applicants to the direct med programs did to be successful
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  • pmalayilpmalayil 6 replies2 threads New Member
    Hi! I appreciate your output and blatant honesty. To clear myself up, I am taking A.P classes through a free online program, so I am learning and doing things during the year to actively learn. Also, my medical club has expanded nationally and internationally through social media outreach. I have no connections and neither do my parents. While I appreciate your output, please do not invalidate the work I put so much time and thought towards. I understand I do not have a hook, or anything else. I just wanted to know if I was going in the right direction. Thank you for taking the time to answer my comment, but also, please put it in a nicer way next time because this made me upset (even though I know there are places I definitely need to improve!) I am just a freshman and I need time to think things out. Safe to say, I will not be coming on College Confidential again.
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  • baeriabaeria 57 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Sorry for your negative experience on College Confidential. I believe that anyone who has the desire to attend a certain college can get in if they try. Since you are starting early, you have a good chance of getting into a top university. However, you have to figure why you really want to attend the aforementioned colleges, and whether you are a good fit for the schools. If you can do that, I think you have a great chance at admissions.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30768 replies197 threads Senior Member
    What is your schedule for next year? You have only listed the AP classes.

    Are you taking general Biology or general Chemistry, and that is why you think you can readily self-study for the AP classes?
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6549 replies1 threads Senior Member
    "Please be brutally honest."

    To be brutally honest, I think that you are trying to do too much too quickly.

    One thing that I learned from attending a highly ranked university: You go from being the top student in your high school to being just average all at once. You discover that there are a lot of very smart people out there. This will happen to you too at some point. When it does, you need to learn to take things at your own pace.

    Life is a marathon, not a sprint. You have a good start. Take things one day or one year at a time. Do well next year. Then see where you are.
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2911 replies8 threads Senior Member
    You're a teenager. Go do teenage stuff! Go swimming...no, everyone's afraid of that. Go bowling...no everyone's afraid of that too.
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  • pmalayilpmalayil 6 replies2 threads New Member
    I would like to apologize. It seems like my reply has offended many people. I am sorry about this. However, I can't really handle the stress of all these negative responses. I've been trying really hard to delete my account or this post so that I can have some peace of mind. Thank you for the constructive criticism. Also, yes I have taken intro level biology and I will be taking intro level chemistry. It was just a chance for me to learn and expand my horizons. Even if you disagree with me, I kindly ask of you to please not comment anymore on this thread, or comment on my College Confidential profile. It's becoming too much for me, I'm really sorry I'm trying my best. Please do not respond to this thread just so I can have a little peace of mind. I will not be coming to College Confidential again. You guys don't have to worry about me anymore, and please don't. Please leave my profile and don't comment on my threads. Not to be mean, but just for mental health reasons.
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  • pmalayilpmalayil 6 replies2 threads New Member
    "DadTwoGirls", thank you for your constructive criticism. This has helped me learn, and thank you for putting it in a very nice way. (Also just to everyone else, please do not be brutally honest anymore, I take back my words. This has become a little too much to handle for me)
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43234 replies471 threads Senior Member
    @pmalayil: you're a freshman, you love to learn, and you're ambitious. So adults here are responding the way they would as if you were a junior with a similar profile.
    DO NOT take AP chem or AP Bio as self study - these are lab sciences, they need to be taken in a lab. Since you've taken intro bio and intro chem, if you want to challenge yourself, you could take an intro Community College class in each subject, first the class for non majors then the class for majors, unless the CC isn't too competitive and you can take the "General Bio" and "General Chem" class.
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2911 replies8 threads Senior Member
    In other words, you have 2 full years before worrying about it. That's an eternity for a teenager. Just take classes that interest you, get the best grades you can, and let the chips fall. It's nothing to stress over, especially now. And keep your self-respect. You're the one choosing them and paying them money. You'll be fine.
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3874 replies52 threads Senior Member
    Based on what I've read, it sounds like you might benefit from seeing a mental health professional. Don't take this as a sign of weakness. But get the help you need now, it will help you in the long-run.

    Best of luck.
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  • frshfrsh 5 replies1 threads New Member
    @pmalayil I think you're doing pretty good, but make sure to stick to those activities and really excel in one area.
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  • pmalayilpmalayil 6 replies2 threads New Member
    Again, PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS THREAD. Please direct message me if anything.
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