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11 months ago
Juniors
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12th-grade
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2024

Worried about getting into a top school

I'm a rising senior and as college admissions get closer I'm wondering about my chances at a top-25 school. I know getting into a top school is not the most important thing in the world but I'm wondering if what I did throughout high school was enough. These are my stats.

Freshman year:

All normal classes (no ap or honors)

Average: 86.06

Sophomore year:

All normal classes (no ap or honors)

Average: 90.7

(The reason I did not take any advanced classes freshman and sophomore years was that I did not qualify for the classes due to an illness that caused me to be frequently absent from school)

Junior year:

-AP US History

-Italian 4 and 5 (two-year college class combined to one year)

Average: 95.7

Senior year classes:

- App development and web design

- AP Bio

-AP Lit

-AP Pre-calc

-AP CS Principles (self-studying)

-Gov/Econ

-Physics Honors

- World Religions

-Programming logic (at a local college near me )

Activities and Extracurriculars:

-Founding member and president of the coding club (11th & 12th grade)

-Computer Engineering for Good (summer program at NYU (This summer))

-Teen Civics ambassador (Temporary Job at the New York Public Library (5 months))

-Big sister mentor (community service (whole school year))

-Secretary of Human Rights Awareness Club (11th & 12th grade)

-National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine (Medical summer camp at St John's University)

-Italian Honors Society (10th, 11th & 12th grade)

-National Honors Society (10th, 11th & 12th grade)

-SYEP (summer between 9th and 10th grade)

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11 months ago

College admissions decisions consider a variety of factors beyond grades and activities, such as essays, recommendation letters, and standardized test scores. If you have a good SAT score, good ACT score, and good AP scores, I think your good :)

I recommend practicing on Olive book for the SAT. olive-book.com/users/signin

If you can afford it I recommend Princetown.

princetonreview.com/

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11 months ago

I also recommend doing a passion project :)

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11 months ago

Well, since you obtained a B in your freshman year, you would want to get all A's senior year to show that you are improving. Did you take the ACT or SAT?

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🎤11 months ago

I'm taking it in August but I got a 1450 on my psat.

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11 months ago

If you can get above 1500 on the SAT, I think you will be in good shape. Of course, college admission counselors are unpredictable, but I think you have a good chance!

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11 months ago

Just make sure to clarify why you couldn't take AP classes during your first two years of high school.

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🎤11 months ago

My school only offers ap classes in your junior and senior years of high school.

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11 months ago

Gotcha.

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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