Hi, before I asked any questions I want to tell you I am an American citizen who will have completed all my schooling in Australia and and I'm therefore very short on specific info for any academic qualifications perhaps relevant to my school system but I wanted to ask a few questions for general info I might be able to apply. I have seen the class profiles of previous years and have been able to compare at least some of my marks, SAT's etc. but I am looking for some clues which may help me compare some other stats. 1. What weighting is given to standardized tests vs GPA and high school record? Are they given equal weight or is one much more important than the other for academic qualification? 2. How important is GPA vs breadth of study? I'm taking courses amongst the most difficult you can in our schooling system but I am also taking a significant number more courses than is necessary. Will this be taken into account or may it be more advantageous to drop one in order to spend more time on the others and hopefully raise my marks and GPA by a tenth or two? Thankyou very much for any information. I know that some of these questions may be situational and they are looking for an overall well qualified candidate but any sort of advice I can find is much appreciated.