What are my chances to get accepted into a university with a strong physics program taking in account that: 1- I'm going to apply after taking a gap year because I haven't taken the SAT exam yet as I never intended to apply for college in the US before. (I attended high school abroad) 2- I repeated my senior year because I suffer from perfectionism and I didn't want to attend the finals because I thought I wasn't well-prepared. 3- I haven't done any ECs in high school because in my country schools are more concerned about academics and they RARELY offer any activities to do. During my gap year I will do intensive charity/community work, translate English science articles to Arabic, write articles myself,join a scientific research program, and participate in a science fair at a university. I will do my best to score around 1500 in the new SAT and 800 in SAT physics and Math 2. I scored 96% in my senior year and my overall high school score is 92%. I have found online that that score is like getting 3.6 GPA in the US. (I'm still very uncertain about how colleges in the US will view my score) UVA, BU, UNC, USC, Reed, Emory, Rochester and Rutgers are some of the colleges I've listed to apply for till now. ( All of them will consider me as domestic student because I'm a green card holder). Do I have any chance to get accepted into the universities I listed above or should I apply for lower-ranked ones or Will I have to apply for a community college? What should I do to improve my chances? What are your advices? Thanks in advance.