these are my stats:
male, ecuadorian, OUT OF STATE (Florida)
unweighed: 3.66 weighed: 6.62 (because of all the ap's and college courses), Valedictorian
(my excuse for having such a low gpa is going to a really hard school during my sophomore year, (like the nerdiest kids had 3.5-3.7 gpas),
have taken the most rigorous courses in the high schools i have attended (either all honors ,ap's, or dual enrollment)
ap world= B
ap chem= A
cal1 (at Florida international University)=B
latin american history (at Florida international University)=A
italian 1 ( at miami dade college)=A
italian 2 (at mdc)=A
italian 3 (at mdc) =A
fitness & wellness (at mdc)= A
human sexuality (at mdc)=A
college algebra (at mdc)=A
trigonometry (at mdc)=A
cal 2 (at mdc)=A
cal 3 (at mdc)=A
psychology (at mdc) =A
AP cal BC= A
differential equations (at mdc) =A
statistics (at mdc) = A
astronomy (at mdc) = A
Senior: (planning to take...) ---- both fall/spring semesters
ap us history
principles of biology (at mdc)
geology (at mdc)
basic physics (at mdc)
discrete mathematics (at mdc)
Humanities (at mdc)
Linear Algebra (at mdc)
History of the holocaust (at mdc)
Philosophy (at mdc)
social environment (at mdc)
... (i only listed the most notable courses i have taken) the courses i took during my freshman years were either pre-ib, pre-aice, or honors and were accordingly weighed...
track & field team
soccer club (junior, and next year)
I skateboard , I wakeboard, and play tennis (don’t play for my school cause it does not offer it)
Helped in an animal shelter, 300 hours
I have lots of work experience in this aircraft company for which I have been working for quite a while
You are likely to be admitted with merit aid, which goes to top 25% of OOS admits - $5K for the first 2 years, $2.5K for the next 2. Not alot but CU would be a superb place for your major - 20+ astronauts are CU grads. Bring your longboard, my D uses one to get across campus. And a 3.66 UW is not "low".
drb is, as usual, spot on with his advice. You have a great chance of being admitted. Congratulations on your excellent academic record. And, he's also right about bringing your longboard. My freshman son uses his to go all over campus and beyond. Good luck!!
There is a Presidential scholarship, much more generous, given to very few students. Bottom line - you should have this discussion with the admissions office. As I noted on another thread, the counselors have regional assignments and are very invested in having the best students attend CU. Don't be shy, find out the Florida rep, contact them - they are there to help you.
The top CU scholarship awarded to out of state students - the Presidential - goes to the top 3% of admitted out of state incoming freshmen. That's about 80 to 90 students. Last spring we were told that those students have near perfect scores, grades, and class rank. Those are the only metrics they look at in awarding the Presidential. They have enough history on this scholarship that they should be able to tell you if you have a shot at it. We knew, after asking, that our daughter would probably not be offered the presidential. That having been said, she was offered a fair number of other CU scholarships that helped - not as much as the Presidential would have though. The Engineering Dept is pretty generous so check with them also.
eddy - be sure to check out the Engineering Honors program and apply. You can find it here Main Page - Engineering Honors
There aren't any scholarship $'s but the program is great. My D is part of it a a freshman this year and loves it.