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Accepted to Penn State! My reach school!

Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
I was just accepted to Penn State-University Park which was my reach school!

Unweighted GPA: 3.39
SAT: 1590. 1070 on CR+M.

140 hours of community service.
National Honor Society.
Distributive Education Clubs of America.
Played two varsity sports since sophomore year.
Two wrestling clubs.
1 big leadership role.
Sales associate (15-25) hours a week.
Take care of my grandmother.

So happy!
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Replies to: Accepted to Penn State! My reach school!

  • DylanKDylanK Posts: 343Registered User Member
    Congrats! 10char
  • tmick62tmick62 Posts: 31Registered User Junior Member
    Congrats!! That's awesome! Good Luck! What's your major? And did you get into Summer or Fall?
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Fall 2012. I want to major in business, but I did not take trigonometry or higher in high school which is required for business. So instead I was admitted to the division of undergraduate studies.
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Hey man congratulations! My stats are almost identical to yours. I am also a dedicated wrestler (varsity three years) When did you apply? And how long did it take to hear back? I could really appreciate it if you could tell me! Also, did you take any honors/ap's? Congratulations!
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    I applied November 28th for early action. I received my acceptance today, December 12th which is a lot faster than most people. I did not take any honors classes freshman or sophomore year. I took three honors classes junior and am taking three A.P. classes senior year.
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Yea, I applied on the 30th. You are the first person I know that heard back quickly without the 4.0 and 2000+ mumbo jumbo.. Can you tell me where your from? Are you in-state or out of state?
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    I am out of state from Connecticut. I am also African-American which may have played a role.
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Oh. I am from NJ and I'm Pakistani. My counselor told me at UP the diversity is getting worked on, I am also banking on the race card. Haha. May I ask you how long your personal statement was? Sorry for bombarding you with questions, your acceptance is giving me hope!
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Don't worry about the questions. I'm happy to give others hope. My personal statement was my college essay which is 500 words.
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Yeah, I think I made a big mistake! I put like a supplement type answer for the personal statement instead of putting my college essay. And then I mailed them my college essay and they said they didn't accept regular "college essays" unless it was the personal statement! Yikes. I'm going to call them tomorrow and see if I can do anything about it. Did you enroll for the Fall or Summer semester?
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    I applied for fall 2012. I wanted to spend my summer in CT haha.
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Haha, word. I'm just trying give myself the best room for acceptance. Did a lot of people apply to university park at your school? I Really want to go here lol. Thanks for helping man, means a lot to me.
  • Wrestler203Wrestler203 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Two other people that I know of got accepted. They both had better stats than me. There are others who are waiting for a reply as well. And no problem I hope you get in!
  • asheikh19asheikh19 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Yeah, man me too. Anyways, nice meeting you and I'll definitely let you know if I get in. Peace.
  • sop520sop520 Posts: 240Registered User Junior Member
    UGH YOURE SO LUCKY. i literally applied seven years ago and i STILL havent heard back.
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