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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: UVA, USC, UPenn, Berkley, Vtech?
By Finalfantasy (Finalfantasy) on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 10:08 pm: Edit

Currently Junior on Honors Program & AP College Level Classes
*94 and above is an A
*My county is very rigorous- i will prefer to leave it disclosed(VA)

Freshman Year(Final Grades- including final exams):

Japanese Level 1- A
English 9 Honors- B+
Marketing Fundamentals- A
Biology 1 Honors- B+
Geometry- A
Physical Education & Health- A
World History/Geography Honors- A
Co-op Occupational Experience Work- A

Cumulative GPA for Freshman Year: 3.875

Sophomore Year(Final Grades- including Final Exams):

Algebra 2- A
Physical Education & Drivers Ed- A
Computer Graphics Level 1- A
Japanese Level 2- A
English 10 Honors- B+
Chemistry Honors- B
World History/Geography II Honors- B

Cumulative GPA for Sophomore Year: 3.6428
(Yeah, I kind of slacked off and messed up big time on my Chemistry Final and was like .1 away from a B+ in History grr...)

My Junior Year schedule as of follows:

Precalculus Honors
Physics Honors
AP U.S. History
AP Language & Composition
Japanese Level 3
International Marketing
Computer Graphics Level 2

There was regular physics, trig/math analysis, u.s. history, and english 11 regular and english 11 honors but i decided to take the most hardest classes because i believe i can do this

There is no such thing as AP or Honors for Japanese and do not receive extra credit for Honors Classes.

SAT I's- I am planning to take the end of this year or early spring

SAT II's- Same thing maybe or senior year

My Total GPA so far: 3.7589

In School Extracurriculars/Clubs:

-National Japanese Honor Society/ May 2003- Present
-Junior Math Team/ Sep. 2001- June 2002
-National Math Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society/ May 2003- Present
-DECA Marketing Association of Students Society/ Sep. 2001- June 2002
-National Art Honor Society/ Sep. 2003- Present

Community Service/ Outside Work:

-Co-op Occupational Experience Work/ 2001-2002
-Resturaunt Store Manager & Clerk Volunteer/ 2001-2002, August 2003- 423 Hours
-150th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival Logistics Volunteer and Arts & Crafts Segment Volunteer/ April 2003- 7 hours


-DECA Chapter Office Class President of Marketing Fundamentals
-Two-time Recipient of Straight A's Honor Roll
-Placed Honorable Mention at Regional Japanese Bowl Level 2 Language Competition with High School Representative Team
-1st Poom Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
-10th Grade NASA National Science Contest
-Participant Badge in Reflections Contest Programs of Visual Arts
-Eight-time Recipient of A, B Honor Roll

Now I am wondering what my standings are so far? I'm aiming for the Advanced Diploma & Valedictorian which you need 4.0 GPA

-Teacher Recommendation for advancing me from Triginometry/Math Analysis to Precalcus Honors(basically I just skipped a class higher in math)
-Received Special Invitation for National Student Leadership Conference(just wanted to add this, probably insignificant)

Future Clubs & Extracurricular Activities:

-Guest Speaker for Business-School Partnership
-Future Business Leaders of America
-National DECA Honor Society
-Visual Arts Computer Graphics Internship(my teacher selected me and another student for sophomore year out of the whole class- but i needed to be junior so this year I am taking this internship)
-International Marketing Leadership Conference(coming up in October)
-Volunteer for National Cherry Blossom Festival
-Volunteer for Local Library/ Internship
-Regional Japanese Level 3 Competition with High School Representative Team

*NOW I am guaranteed I will go into a in-state school so I don't know if I'm doing a lot or too little?*

I am working vigorously with my SAT's. I have the 10 real SAT's and have a special program for SAT's. I heard that colleges take SAT's into account but if you have excellent credentials and everything- leadership, blah blah blah, then they could reconsider and let you slide through.

Oh, and I'm going to apply for a National based AND Regional Based Scholarship. Remind you all of this for a In-state School. UPDATE- I applied recently for a $100,000 scholarship and I have good odds since not many ppl signed up for this.

BTW, My GPA's I listed were all unweighted.

Reach Schools: UVA, Vtech, UPenn, USC, Berkley
Back Up Schools: JMU, GMU

Suggestions, comments, recommendations?

By Nyu2010 (Nyu2010) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 04:21 pm: Edit

"UPDATE- I applied recently for a $100,000 scholarship and I have good odds since not many ppl signed up for this."

Would that be the Nas Free Ride contest? You better have written of your humble upbringings or else you have no chance.

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit

cant say anything without the test scores

By Fiza (Fiza) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 09:42 pm: Edit

fairfax county rite?
or arlington

By Uschicka (Uschicka) on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 11:27 pm: Edit

I got into Berkeley and USC with a 4.1 weighted gpa and a 1290 SAT.

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