His grades are good, but not tippy top great for UCLA He has been admitted to UCI, UCD, Cal Poly SLO, UofW, SCU, LMU. He has scholarships to UofW, SCU, and LMU (half tuition). We have already told him if he's pining for UCLA, he can transfer later. We told him that he is lucky to have so many choices.
@malvernvarna Thanks for chiming in.
This thread should not turn into "my child is so much more special than yours". I recognize that each child has strengths and weaknesses. While my child has not read 5 or 100 books outside of class, what he does have in spades is compassion for others, generosity, and kindness. This is evident in his essays, extra-curriculars, and most likely, his recommendation letters. These attributes are so much more important to our family than how many books he has read. If a school turns him down because of his lack of outside reading so be it.