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7:00 AM – Wake up call. Tried not to wake up my roommate while getting dressed. Didn’t get much sleep last night (Do not recommend!)
7:30 AM – Caught the bus to the center of campus. No one is really around because people don’t like morning classes.
7:45 AM – Made it to the cafe. I’m on a meal plan so I eat meal plan food. Got waffles with chocolate while I go over my notes for the lecture today. Professor typically gives pop quizzes so, I like to be ready.
8:30 AM – In class. Professor did give a pop quiz. I got a 100%. Tip: Go over your notes one last time before a test, you never know if something you just read would be on it.
9:40 AM – Have a tiny break between classes. Got some Starbucks while I wait.
10:30 AM – Theatre class. Big auditorium style course with at least 100-150 people. Professor gives a big lecture on modern musicals. Test coming up soon so I get some kids from my section together for a study group.
11:40 AM – Lunch! Headed on over to the cafe for some Pollo Tropical. Saw one of my friends from College Dems and met up with her.
12:45 PM – Last class of the day. Was called on in class (and wasn’t prepared for it). Oh well..
2:00 PM – Quick nap back at the dorm before my club meetings later this afternoon.
4:00 PM – College Dems meeting. Heading out later to my internship downtown.
6:00 PM – Downtown at my internship’s campaign office. Working the phones there for a few hours.
9:00 PM – Back at the dorm. Eating easy mac with my roommate while we study.
12:00 PM – Off to bed.
AP English Language
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry or AP Biology
AP Foreign Language
AP American History
Elective (Perhaps another AP or Honors)
AP Art History
AP Environmental Science
Elective (Band, Theatre, Debate, etc.)
Ivy League schools are well-known, highly sought after, and extremely difficult to get in to.
Yet, every year, thousands of applicants pour in to apply for Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth. Hopeful applicants dream of attending one of these prestigious schools, aspiring to follow the paths of many U.S. Presidents, famous scholars, researchers, entrepreneurs, actors, and more.
The chances of getting into an Ivy League school are slim. It is easy to apply and be hopeful, but if you do aspire to attend one of these schools, it is best to start charting the course to your Ivy League success VERY (and we mean VERY) early on into your high school (and possibly even middle school) career.
There are plenty of things you need to do to get into an Ivy League school. A skeleton version of steps you’ll need to take can be found below. However, we recommend reading up on our detailed Ivy League material in order to gain a better understanding of what the process is really like.
- Excellent GPA. (Top 10 of your class)
- Even better SAT or ACT score (Yes, we mean nearly perfect or at least high up there)
- Phenomenal extracurriculars (Not just that you joined a book club or volunteered once or twice to tutor)
- Rocking letters of recommendation
- A little something extra (something that will make the admissions team remember you)
This can be summed up in three easy steps.
Step 1) Do not ask a teacher (after not speaking to them for a year) for a letter. They won’t remember you or want to write a letter for a student who simply hasn’t interacted with them. Ask a teacher who you know likes and approves of you.
Step 2) Ask in person, if possible. The best way to ask for something is in person. Approach them after class or schedule a meeting with them to discuss the letter. Ask nicely.
Step 3) Don’t ask them a week before the letter is due. TRY and ask them at least 1-2 months in advance. Teachers have busy lives and need time to write you a good letter.
Step 4) Send them your resume as well as some key points you’d like them to highlight (Writing, Leadership, etc.) This will help guide the teacher in their writing process.
Step 5) Tell the teacher THANK YOU after they are done.