|By Ihatesats (Ihatesats) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 03:33 am: Edit|
All honors/AP classes when possible.
Assume that I write decent essays (will start this summer).
I attend a rigorous CA Bay Area high school.
|By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 01:31 pm: Edit|
do well on your SAT IIs, and i say you have a very good chance
|By Kluge (Kluge) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
Is that a weighted or unweighted gpa? If it's unweighted, and your weighted gpa is 4+, you're looking pretty good. One thing that came out of the recent UC admissions flap is that high school grades track more strongly with admissions to UCB and UCLA than SAT's do. You've got a shot either way, but a much better one of your weighted gpa is 4+.
|By Brandnew (Brandnew) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 02:50 pm: Edit|
Those stats definitely qualify you for UCB/UCLA, but it's hard to tell whether they will accept you or not. You've got a really good shot, but it's not a sure bet.
|By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 03:17 pm: Edit|
You're in the running, but the SAT IIs can make or break you when it comes to the UCs.
3/5 odds maybe?
|By Auginator (Auginator) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 01:36 am: Edit|
To be very honest, I believe that the UC's are one of the very few schools that will disregard SAT scores if you are an incredible person. I, myself got into UCLA and UCB witha mere 1300 SAT score and my SAT II's were terrible (650 Math, 660 US Hist, 590 Writing). I am ranked vary high in my class (2/92) and my GPA is a 4.4. I also have allot of EC's such as...
~Associated Student Body President (12th grade)
~Junior Class President (11th grade)
~National High School Model United Nation, Team Captain (11th and 12th grade)
~Varsity Soccer, Midfield Position (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade)
~Academic Decathlon, Team Captain (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade)
~School Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief (10th and 11th grade)
~School Yearbook, Classes Section Editor (12th grade)
I hope this doesn't come off as bragging, but I also applied to Stanford and Northwestern, I got denied by both and yet Berkeley and Los Angeles found me qualified. Thats what I love about the UC admission process, unlike most other higly rated schools, the UC know when to accept a qualified person regardless of what a three hour test states. My advice, boost up your EC and take your time to write good essays, SAT scores prove nothing!
|By Batmanandrobin (Batmanandrobin) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 02:36 pm: Edit|
Honestly, I think a 4.0 is a must. Nobody from my school below a 4.0 got into Berkeley or UCLA.
|By Brandnew (Brandnew) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 02:43 pm: Edit|
Nothing is a "must".
I got into UCLA with a 3.6 weighted/3.2 uw GPA.
I made it up through SATs (1530 SAT1, 7702c/770writing/710science), honest and well-written essays, and strong ECs.
And when this person says 3.8, he posted in another thread that it was his unweighted GPA, so his weighted is probably well over 4.0.
|By Efilsiertaeht (Efilsiertaeht) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit|
A 4.0 is NOT a must. My best friend got in with 1380 and a 3.7-8. She's an amazing artist and a fencer and wrote great essays... so I agree with Auginator, if you are really an interesting person, you are not bounded by grades and SATs.
|By Efilsiertaeht (Efilsiertaeht) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:27 pm: Edit|
that's a weighted GPA, by the way. Many of her classes were not weighted... AP art and honors english being the only weighted classes she took.
|By Shitakirimusume (Shitakirimusume) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit|
Don't apply Engineering. Engineering is tough.
My son got SAT I 1510(800,710)
Sat II (790 Math IIC and others are above 750)
Naitonal ranked Athelete, National Awarded musician, 4 year varsity team captain, NMF, AP Scholar with distinction etc still didn't get in. He got in caltech and HMC though.
|By Susu (Susu) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:58 pm: Edit|
Check on the admissions history from YOUR school. If other kids with similar stats got in, you'll get in. If they didn't, you'd better practice your SATIIs. (The only thing you have time to improve is your test scores.)
|By Ihatesats (Ihatesats) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:13 pm: Edit|
750+ all 3
|By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit|
i know somebody that got into Berkeley with a 2.9 GPa, 900 SAT.
|By Influx (Influx) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit|
UCLA yes, Berk maybe.
|By Influx (Influx) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:22 pm: Edit|
also, it would be nice to know if 3.8 = unweighted/weighted.
if unweighted, you easily have a shot at both.
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