Here's the breakdown of my GPAs for 2 semesters of each school year: Freshman: 4.0 and 4.0 -American Sign Language 1/2 -English Honors -P.E. -Wood Tech -Biology -Geometry Sophomore: 4.0 and 3.83 -Healthy&Safety/Career Pathways -Chemistry Honors -World History -Algebra II Honors -English Honors -Cross Country -Yearbook Junior: 4.17 -English -Physics -US History -Trig/Pre-Cal Honors -Art -Mandarin 3/4 -Yearbook At the moment, I am beginning my 2nd semester of my Junior year. I'm confident I'll get 4.17 next semester as well. And for my senior year, this is what I have planned: -Physics AP -Calculus BC AP -English -Government/Economics -Mandarin 5/6 -Yearbook After taking the Physics class, plus my liking for math, I've decided I want to pursue a career in the engineering field. I hate reading and writing, but do okay in it. I will be taking my first SAT in March, and the SAT 2s that I will also be taking are Physics, Math 2C, and Mandarin. Every time I go see my counselor, he will ask me what school I would like to go to, and every time I would say I don't know. Truth is, I don't. I know what I want to do, just not the schools that are good for it. Everywhere I search, I come up with different results, but most surround MIT, CalTech, and Stanford etc. I myself am Asian, and was wondering what are some good schools for civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering that I will have a chance of getting into? I live in California so schools in the state would be preferrable, but I don't mind outer state schools either. Tuition is not a main concern of mine. I will apply for financial aid. However, as you can see, I am not loading up with APs because I want to focus on the subjects that I am good at. I also want to build foundations before jumping the gun. Obviously, I can't get into MIT, I don't think my GPA is good enough for the competition. Any recommendations, advice, or input would be great!