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Chances at UCD and UCSD?

OhNoItsHeatherOhNoItsHeather Posts: 399Registered User Member
Okay, so I'm Heather and a senior living in Germany. No, I'm not considered international, my dad's just in the Air Force and we're stationed over here for now. I go to an American school on the base and I'm a California resident, so no worries about the whole international deal, I'm in-state haha. ;)

Weighted GPA: 3.75
Unweighted GPA: 3.61
Rank: 39/243 at a fairly competitive school (unofficial, as of June)

Prospective Major: Biomedical Engineering [2nd choices: Biophysics (UCSD), Electrical Eng. (UCD)]

SAT:
Math- 740
CR- 600
Writing- 560 (I've been studying a bunch, especially on the CR and MC Writing sections, so I'm expecting a big jump on the writing section and some sort of increase on the reading section when I retake the test in December)
SAT II:
Math L2- Just took this month, awaiting results
Chemistry- same
Lit- same
ACT:
Composite: 30
English: 27
Math: 29
Reading: 34
Science: 28 (Forgot my calculator the first time around. Retaking this weekend)

APs: Weren't offered at the high school I went to in California the first two years, but last year I took:
AP Lang & Comp: 4
AP US: 3

Senior Schedule:
AP Physics C
Government (1 sem)/ Psychology (1 sem)
AP Calc AB
AP Statistics
German 2
AP Lit
Career Practicum (work-experience type thing)-- Ahh I love this so much! I'm working in a microbiology lab in the clinic on base about an hour and a half every other day (we have block scheduling)

Other Stuff:
• Drama/Plays/Musicals- Freshman, Junior, and Senior year. Both tech stuff and acting. (Drama program was dropped due to budget cuts my sophomore year in California)
• Sophomore class secretary-treasurer
• Associated Student Body rep sophomore year
• Highly active in Junior Class club activities-- Homecoming, Kriskindlmarkt, Prom Chairperson
• Again, highly active in Senior Class Club-- Graduation, Homecoming Activities (Dance Chairperson, Float Chairperson, Carnival), Senior Committee, etc.
• Have also taken 3 years of Spanish
• Member of Spanish club up until this year
• German club member this year and last year
• NHS Junior and Senior year
• Various service projects done in NHS-- Deployment Buddies (a big buddy-type program we started doing with the elementary kids who have parents deployed in Iraq), reading buddies with elementary kids, tutoring, hospital visits, volunteering at post office during holiday season, etc. Typical NHS things, I guess
• Guys' Varsity soccer manager, 11th grade and continuing this spring

And of course, I can't forget
• Who's Who!!! ;) Ahh I'm just kidding. I've heard that it looks bad if you even dare to put that on your application...so I'll definitely leave that one off unless I hear otherwise.

So...chances, anybody?
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