Hello, and as you can probably tell I'm a stressed out high school freshman. I understand that I'm a freshman and I should enjoy my high school years, blah blah blah, but high school is only four years of your life, so yes I'm worrying about which schools I get into as they will decide my future. I'm definitely interested in going into physics, probably astrophysics. I have a substantial amount of knowledge of physics for my age, and will egotistically say that I have quite a large amount of potential. Currently, I'm in the middle of the third quarter of my freshman year (as alluded to earlier), and am currently in the Pre-IB Program, planning on going into IB in my junior and senior years (If you don't know what it is, here's a link!). My current GPA is about 3.5, weighted at a 4.0, and it's been steadily going up throughout the year, so I suspect I'll be bale to get much better grades next year (It's been my first time in a normal school, so the whole thing was overwhelming when I first started.) I've definitely an underachiever, I've never had to try in the past and got straight A's throughout middle school. If I could work on not procrastinating and increasing my organization, I'll hopefully be able to get straight A's in the future... But enough of that, on to the meat of the subject. As I've stated, my GPA is 3.5, weighted at 4.0. My two undergrad schools of choice are CU Boulder or UF, depending on scholarships and money (I get a guaranteed scholarship to a Florida school because of IB, and am prepaid for a Florida school), and I'll see where that takes me for grad school. I haven't done any extracurricular activities this year, mostly for social reasons (I'm a total dork, and came to my school not knowing anybody so I never signed up for any activities), but may join a few clubs next year. I'm fairly certain I can get into UF, but I just wanted to post here with people who have gone through similar situations. What do you think of my potential? Do you think I may be able to do better than UF? I understand grad school is the most important, do you think I could get into more prestigious schools with my current grades, or will it be a turn off? Thank you!