Hi guys, it would be really helpful if you could chance me for the following schools. Thanks in advance and good luck to everybody applying this Fall!
UCBerkeley, UCLA, UCSD, WashU STL, Northwestern, UMichigan, Notre Dame, U Maryland, UIUC, Harvard, Purdue, GA Tech, CMU
Major: Computer Science or/and Math
ACT: 34 (33E, 31M, 35R, 35S) [Only taken once back in February, keeps getting cancelled for COVID. My school is offering one in October though and I’m sure I can do much better on Math (34-36)]
SAT II: Math II – 800, Physics – 760
Weighted GPA: 4.8
UC GPA: 4.3
Class rank: Pretty sure I’m #2, in running for Valedictorian (out of 180)
Honors, AP, College level:
H Alg 2 / Trig
Sophomore (school only offers 1 AP):
AP World History (4)
Junior: (school only offers 3 AP)
AP US History (4)
AP English Lang (4)
AP Physics 1 (4)
ACC Spanish III (ACC is a local dual enrollment program with a SLU)
AP Physics C Mechanics
AP Comp Sci
AP BC Calculus
AP English Lit
AP Music Theory
ACC World Religions
- Planning on self studying AP Psych, I’m really interested in it just couldn’t fit into schedule
- NHS VP (11, 12)
o In charge of mentorship program between upperclassmen and underclassmen.
- Learning to Code (11,12)
o Spent lots of own time learning (400-500ish hrs?) Python as well as some
o Completing several online college courses in coding, I have certificates to prove
Rice Intro to Programming in Python
MIT 6.00.2x Intro to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Harvard Python for Data Science
- Supporting Heroes Club
o Founding member / VP
o Helped organize several charitable events and fundraisers for veterans/first
responders as well as helped organize memorial service for alumni of my high
school who died in combat
- Learning to Produce Music (10,11,12)
o Spent A LOT (1,500+) of hours learning to produce music on my own in FL Studio &
Ableton. Probably gonna send in some songs I’ve made. Rap electronic & chill.
- Campus Ministry (10,11,12)
o There’s not really Pres or VP positions but I am one of two most senior members. In
charge of faith life on campus. Plan all masses and retreats. Going to lead one or
two multiple day retreats for my classmates this year.
- Varsity Track & XC (9)
o Made it to sectionals in both. Won most valuable runner in both.
- Soccer (9,10,11)
o Captain of Sophomore team in year 10. Made varsity in year 11 and won state
o Also played club soccer since about 4th grade
- Youtube Channel (Grades 7 & 8)
o Idk if I should put this bc it was a while ago, but I had a youtube channel where I
would upload videos with music that I liked and wanted to promote. Grew it to
2,500 subscribers before I gave it up.
o Special Invite leadership group at our school. Basically several teachers choose one
student they feel is qualified to help lead the school and we attend special
meetings about it. Not completely sure of what to expect or if it will happen
because of the possibility of online school.
- Published article
o Getting an article published in a small publication about the relationship between
science and faith.
- Alteryx Designer Core Certified Data Scientist
- Also took MIT Single Variable Calc on MIT OCW this summer and plan on self-
teaching more advanced math classes (MVC) in free time. School wouldn’t let me test
out of BC Calc. I might put this on but I don’t really have any way to prove that I did
the work as it wasn’t a structured class.
- Planning on starting either an Engineering or Coding club and maybe a Music
Production club next year.
- 65 hours as teacher aide at special school for children with Autism (would’ve been
more but cut short by COVID)
- 2 seasons as volunteer CYC Basketball coach (probably around 120 hours)
- Worked at action park for a summer, also score kept basketball games each winter for
6 years. No huge commitments.
- No big awards. Several from school: Best new club award (Supporting heroes), 2x
exceptional service award, MVP for Track and XC in one year.)
- AP Scholar
Essays: Haven’t finished but I feel very confident about them, especially the UC application. Probably 7-9 on average.
Wash U's supplemental essay is really good I wrote about my fascination with the link between technology and music and my desire to explore it further.
- Precalc teacher: good friends with him knows me pretty well 9/10
- Counselor: 7/10
Financial Aid: No
School type: Medium Catholic boys school (180 in class)
Income Bracket: High (150k+)
Parents education: MS and BS