Will I get into uMass? Honestly!

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By Texi25 (Texi25) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 05:09 pm: Edit

Hey guys, I know your all Ivy League kids but I was a slacker. It wasnt until this year that I got back on the ball. I want to go to uMass (@ Amherst) but I seem to be below average. My SATS are 670 math 560 verbal. My GPA is 2.8 (ugh :( i know). I have strong essays, reccomendations, and activites. Will my numbers really hurt me?

By Britney4521 (Britney4521) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 05:18 pm: Edit

probablly 20%

By Mz_Sterious_510 (Mz_Sterious_510) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 05:20 pm: Edit

You should at least push your SAT score up, which will certainly raise your chances.

By Adr531 (Adr531) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 05:26 pm: Edit

there average SAT score is like an 1120. and they place a huge emphasis on ur gpa and extra curricular activities/leadership. SAT's arent everything and just bc u have a really good SAT score doesnt really get u in at all.

even with that I think you still have a good chance as there gpa is like a B and they will like how you are getting back on track and showing more effort in ur academics.

By Anand_Patel (Anand_Patel) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 08:41 pm: Edit

i am in the same boat as you my friend...I have a 2.6 gpa, (the kids on this forum make me feel worthless) a 25 ACT and im taking the sats in dec. Im also applying to Umass Amherst...

By Kwyjibo86 (Kwyjibo86) on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 06:35 pm: Edit

you will get in.

By Lynch1000s (Lynch1000s) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 10:35 pm: Edit

I got in with an 1170 and a 2.9 gpa.

But I'm Asian, I wrote a hell of a good essay, and I've run three businesses. Plus I had excellent teacher recommendations.

But you'll get in :)

By Financelad (Financelad) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 11:07 pm: Edit

lynch1000 will you be willing to read my essay man? and what business did u maintain? :) or run?

By Lynch1000s (Lynch1000s) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 01:04 pm: Edit

Sure, I'll read it-


I ran a web design business, a marketing business, and a software business.

I'd also like to note, all my businesses were post-high school, meaning I didn't run them while I was in high school.

Also, I applied about 3 years after I graduated from high school, I'm not sure if that hurt me or helped me.

By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 08:37 pm: Edit

Obiwan or Sheeprun is probabaly going to be tellig you not to post your email adress.
If you dont "comply" with the rules you might get banned. (God I wish I was a moderator)

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