Originally Posted by lnnguyen01
Congrats! My daughter is sophomore with 4.5 GPA; will have ~9 APs by the time she's done with public school. Lots of extracurricular, student senate, etc. Unlikely to get into Ivy League caliber school though--very competitive unless you stand out in some other way--especially if you are Asian (not saying that Ivy League are only good colleges). She's only 1* so tennis won't help her. Congrats again!
If any youngsters are reading this thread, don't be dissuaded from pursuing an Ivy school that you think would be a good fit for you if you have a 4.0 GPA (don't know how you get 4.5 as a soph unless the school allows lots of APs for freshmen/sophs) and about 9 APs eventually. There's a lot more that admissions officers consider, of course, but these credentials at least will get you smack dab in the center of the mix.