Hi, I'm new to these forums, so bear with me if I do not provide enough information. First, My Grades (taking hardest classes available at my small high school) U.S. History: A Chemistry 2: A AP English 11: A Honors Physics: A Pre-Calculus: A Spanish IV: A Which is a 4.0 (My overall grade is a 3.9xxx, Summa Cum Laude) (Top 5% of class) -Note, in May I'm going to take the Chemistry, Spanish, History, and English AP tests (my school doesn't offer AP courses in Chem, Spanish, or History) -Also, not that it matters, but Q1,Q2,Final for Physics and Chem I got A+'s, but the final is always listed as A. -Next year I am planning on taking Bio 2, AP Lit 12, Calculus (I dont know if it is AP or not), Spanish 5, and AP Physics. My ACT Score English: 30 Reading: 34 Math: 34 Science: 36 Composite: 34 -This was on my first "practice" try, so I didn't prep at all. I don't know if I want to take it again now, though. I have yet to take the SAT. I am involved in Student Council, SADD, and Spanish Club. Also, volunteer work. No sports. I am interested in Biotech/Pharmocology/Physics. I live near Ann Arbor, Michigan, so University of Michigan is definitely in my college picks, it also offers a good Nanotech (etc.) school experience. But, I am hoping, in the long shot, to go to Caltech or MIT. My only problem is that I fear I do not have anything that will make me stand out from so many other candidates. So, my three questions are: 1. At this point, how well do I fare compared to others you have seen go to the colleges I am looking at. 2. What could I do to stand out from other candidates (ie. research (how to get involved though?))? 3. Any other colleges you could recommend? THANKS!