(Oh god not another) TOP COLLEGE "chance me" question?!?

I am a ripe new sophomore in high school; however, I have been keeping college admissions in mind since I was 14.

I’ll cut to the chase. I’m aiming for top schools. Stanford would be Number 1, followed by Ivies, followed by a couple others I can post on request.

Various Important Information:
Current GPA (Weighted): 5.1
Current GPA (Unweighted): 3.85 I think? Around an A- average?
Scored 98% on state exams in middle school
Scored 29-30 (i forgot) on ACT in middle school. Will take ACT again in high school, as well as SAT.

I am 100% white. Irish/German. Nothing special racially. Average income, probably not a lot of reason for financial aid even though I don’t think we can pay for college. I go to New Trier High School near Chicago.

4 Year Plan (this is required at my school, so it is actually on record and not just what I "hope" or "think I can do")

ALL CLASSES are LEVEL 4, besides the obvious like Art and Gym. Level 2 is state average, level 3 is accelerated college prep (kind of like honors I guess? But normal at my school), and level 4 is at college level but does not prepare for AP exam specifically.

Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, AP TBD (Bio or Chem)

English: English I, English II, AP English III, AP English IV (2 different AP English)

Social Studies: World History, Geography, AP US History, AP Psychology, AP Political Science

Gym: Requirement Fulfilled

Art: Visual Art Studio, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, AP Art History, AP Art Studio (all are full year courses)

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/College Algebra&Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calc BC

Japanese: Japanese 1, AP Japanese ( I did a lot of self study), Continuing studies/communication practice with tutors and Japanese friends
Pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 before graduation. (aka, language equivalent of a Japanese person entering college)

Chinese: This is the shaky subject. I take to languages alarmingly quickly, and was planning on teaching myself basics, take Year 2 in my Junior Year, teach myself some more and enter AP in Senior. Not definite.

All in all 11 Ap courses planned. I am sure I can do at least 8 or 9; however, I am pretty sure I can make all of them work with organization and hard work.

I also have played piano for 10 years. When I graduate, 13 years. I have played in a few contests, and I may go to an intensive summer arts school to work on my technique and enter a contest to play as a soloist with an international high school orchestra.

I have some natural writing ability, so I think with some technique polishing, my essays could be pretty good. I wrote a lot more in middle school, so subsequently, I competed and published my work more back then. I’m not worried about being TOO rusty though.

I was a top 10 state science olympiad competitor freshmen year in Physics and Ecology. I don’t think I have time to continue with science olympiad to go to nationals.

I was a co-head of my school’s Global Activism club. I plan on continuing in Model UN and Amnesty International. I may drop in on International Club and Japan Club just for my own fun.

Finally, I ranked top 3 when I ran Cross Country, however I quit to focus on studies.

I’m unique in a creative way, and in the weird way.

I am a self-motivated person (my parents don’t care if I go to community college or Harvard). I love learning and challenging myself to my limits. The things I have listed (art, piano, writing, languages, studies) are things that I truly enjoy and want to learn.

Oh, and public speaking is fun.
It may sound like I’m "full of myself", and maybe I am. However, I’m just a well-trained, overworked college hopeful. I wrote it in such a way that was completely factual, but would show my good side. Of course I have things I suck at and stories I wouldn’t care to share just like the rest of the world T_T
I really am just a normal person that wants to succeed….
I’m just nervous T_T Amongst my friends I feel stupid sometimes… Sorry….

Hey don’t listen to the naysayers and people ragging on you, that’s really messed up of them. What you should do is go to http://www.mychances.net. My best friend showed me the site and you put in all of your information (like you did above) and they give you in depth predictions of your chances to any college. When my friend used it last year it predicted 10 of 11 colleges correctly.

Everybody is really nice and supportive on the site, and they use statistics and data to back up all of the predictions they make. (it’s not just a bunch of random people insulting you.) It’s nice that it’s completely free, and their predictions have over 90% accuracy.

I hope you get into the college of your dreams!

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4 Responses to “(Oh god not another) TOP COLLEGE "chance me" question?!?”

  1. JD says:

    I think you’re full of yourself!
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  2. kittysavant says:

    I think if you keep your grades and other qualifications where they are and apply to your top 5 schools you will get into at least one of them – Ivies included. However, don’t just think of colleges as places of prestige, really look into their unique characters to find the one that works for you as an individual. You will basically have your pick of the more offbeat places, so run with that.

    Don’t rest on your laurels with the writing, though; you may have learned to construct a sentence in middle school, but constructing an argument is another thing entirely.
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  3. Marie says:

    Okay, colleges look for students that are not only intelligent and logical but that have common sense as well, because lets be obvious common sense is the foundation for intelligence.

    With that said, if you are not smart enough to see your own credentials and understand what your chances are compared to who they normally let in, then you lack any kind of common sense. (and with as many AP’s as you claim to be taking, I doubt youre an idiot)

    Soooo its OBVIOUS that you only asked thsi question because you have some kind of inferiority complex. STOP ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS

    Seriously, its ridiculous when people write "hi, I have a 10.0 and got a perfect score on SAT’s also, Im part of ten clubs, play a sport for my school and am taking everything AP, do you think my chances are good for getting into Harvard? the answer is obvious.
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  4. Carl S says:

    Hey don’t listen to the naysayers and people ragging on you, that’s really messed up of them. What you should do is go to http://www.mychances.net. My best friend showed me the site and you put in all of your information (like you did above) and they give you in depth predictions of your chances to any college. When my friend used it last year it predicted 10 of 11 colleges correctly.

    Everybody is really nice and supportive on the site, and they use statistics and data to back up all of the predictions they make. (it’s not just a bunch of random people insulting you.) It’s nice that it’s completely free, and their predictions have over 90% accuracy.

    I hope you get into the college of your dreams!
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