I'm aware many of you are finished with or are currently in universities with good physics programs... so for those of you that fit into that category especially, what do you think my chances are of getting into your alma mater or current institution? What institution do you recommend, instead of or in addition to that? My GPA is about 3.9 (placing me in the top 20% of my class... very competitive) and my SAT score is a 1490 (Math 730 Verbal 760). With the new SAT, my composite score is a 2180 (Crit. Reading 720, Math 740, Writing 720). By the time I graduate my senior year, I'll have 13 AP credits, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Calculus BC (advanced Calculus). I speak three languages with a level of fluency (English, Turkish, Spanish) and am learning Latin as well as Korean. As far as extracurriculars go, I'm part of the school's UIL science team (UIL is a statewide competition sponsor here in Texas). I'm also head of the badminton initiative here. I work a 15-20 hour week as an office monkey concurrently with school, which can explain why my grades aren't higher (and also why I get no sleep. :/). I've placed on the state level in Junior Classical League competitions. As I'm sure my schedule proves, I simply love to learn, especially when it comes to mathematics and the physical sciences. As such, I plan to follow through with a doctorate in whatever field of study I choose (almost certainly in either physics or chemistry... heavily leaning towards physics). The big thing is I like to challenge myself, and challenge my education. There's always more I could know. It's almost a sickness. I'm a dataphiliac. :P. I can post a more detailed account if necessary. As far as my interests go, heavily into physics and chemistry, and I really love the theoretical physics. Where should I shoot for?