UIUC, Madison, Michigan???

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: August 2004 Archive: UIUC, Madison, Michigan???
By Spunknic347 (Spunknic347) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit

I really am still in the early stages of this college thing. Here are my stats

GPA and Test Scores
Weighted 6.38 Rank 60/575
Unweighted 3.5 Rank 75/575
(Sorry I have no clue what the weighted is out of)
ACT: 30

My courseload:
The toughest Math and Science Track ending with AP Physics and AP Calc
Honors English and History but not AP however i recieved a subject award in History my junior yr.
5 yrs Spanish (two in junior high)

Student Association President
Varsity Softball 2.5 years plus captain my senior year
Travel Softball 3 yrs
JV Basketball
Jv Softball
Frosh Volleyball
Frosh Softball
President of CEC Basketball (coaching basketball teams of children with special needs)
Band 4 yrs (Prob 1st or second chair next year)
NHS member
Percussion Ensemble 3 yrs
Orchestra 2 yrs

My weaknesses:
I'm only taking two AP's
MY GPA is kinda weak
I've never had a job or internship

My recs will be strong and my essay will prob be good.

What types of colleges can I get into?
I live in Illinois and prob will end up in the midwest though I am open to anywhere (except the south) esp California. I want to attend a college in a populated area and prefer a medium sized one with a strong sense of pride and spirit. Although I'm not planning to play softball in college I love sports and would like to attend a college with a strong athletic department.

So far my list is as follows

Notre Dame



By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 05:10 pm: Edit

What do you want to major in Nic?

By Im_Blue (Im_Blue) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:21 pm: Edit

If you're majoring in Engineering, U of I is a slight reach and UCSD is a reach. Purdue is a pretty "safe" match.

By Spunknic347 (Spunknic347) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:00 pm: Edit

I'm not positive what I want to major in yet but possibilities include engineering, business and politcal science. Are my reaches too "reachy"? What are some good saftey schools to add?

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit

UIC, Depaul

By Fonzie (Fonzie) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 03:34 am: Edit

I think you'll get into UI and UW-Madison. Engineering.. I don't know.

For your reaches: 1. Apply EA to ND or Virgina (not sure on their policy)

2. Apply literally in the next 30 days to Michigan. You are extremley borderline because of the GPA/Rank, however the high ACT, tough load of courses, and good essays will help. I highly suggest not going in engineering for these top schools unless you're 100% sure as that it will decrease your chances.

By Spunknic347 (Spunknic347) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit

OK , thanks I'll be sure to get the Mich application in soon

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