Looking for guidance <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >I'm curious as to what math background the people who get accepted to >some of the Ivy League schools have. It is of interest to me because >I am a junior that shall complete multivariable calculus in the next >week and want to know where I stand (mathematically) with a typical >applicant. Do I stand a chance since everyone is taking and >understanding calculus earlier nowaday's?
Aargh. Is this a troll? (I ask because of the namelessness of the poster.) "I'm two years ahead of everyone in math. Is that good enough to get me into college?" If this is a legitimate question, it says a lot about the crazy-making college admissions process today.
But anyway, here's an answer: If you want to get into a very competitive college, think quality, not quantity. The person who reads your application will be looking for some evidence that you've studied all this math (or anything else) because you're actually interested in it, not because it's your strategy for getting into college. What have you done besides assigned homework?