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User avatar #18494 - donekilledyou (08/06/2012) [-]
I need actual advice on this, so bear with me, guys.
I'm currently in 11th grade, CA high school, taking AP Calculus AB, AP US History, Spanish 3, AP Chemistry, a TA class, and Honors English. I'm in CSF, Diversity Club, and Key Club, although I haven't been very active the last two years. I've gotten a weighted GPA of about 4.13, non-weighted 3.96 so far. Now I'm wondering, since track & field is available next semester, is it more beneficial for me to join the team again and probably get a 3.7 non-weighted or to stay away from sports and just keep up a higher GPA? (Note: beneficial to get accepted into a top college, not for my well-being, I work out on my own and all that). Also, am I doing enough academically to meet Harvard, or UC Berkeley standards (I know I need connections, SAT scores and kickass essays, I'm just asking about the pure schoolwork of it)?
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User avatar #18519 to #18494 - gosh (08/06/2012) [-]
Colleges are queer for extra-circular activities.
User avatar #18506 to #18494 - cleverguy (08/06/2012) [-]
colleges love sports. you should do track and stop working out on your own to get as much time as possible. you can feasibly keep your gpa while doing a sport if you have the time. i did swim and theater four three years so far and i have a weighted gpa of 4.42
User avatar #18497 to #18494 - driehl (08/06/2012) [-]
My advice is back off some of the classes and enjoy being a kid while you can.
#18496 to #18494 - distinguished (08/06/2012) [-]
I am going into Soph Year and I am going into AP Euro, Honors Chem, Honors Phys, Spanish 3, Honors English, and Honors Precalc. I would say that you should skip out on track because it is important to not seem like you had no life in High School. I would maybe skip a club and do track instead if you want to, but based on what you are saying, you should not be worried about college and such because though everyone is crazy about Harvard and Ivy League its a bit overrated. You can have a perfect life without ever stepping into an Ivy League college.
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