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Chances :)

LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
i've toured UNC and i really like it, and so i'm wondering what my chances are of getting in!

I'm a junior and my current unweighted gpa = 3.6 weighted=3.9 (should go up)
SAT: 1780 (planning to take it again in June, and I'm hoping to get at least a 2000)
SAT Subject Tests: Took French and Math in May
My current class rank is 29/166
White Female
In one of the most, if not the most, competitive public school districts in North Carolina

Currently taking AP French Language (and next year I'm planning to take AP Comparitive Government, AP Human Geography, AP English Lit, and a french class at UNC-CH

Taking online marketing class & self studying AP Psychology

**EC's** + I have the most service learning hours in my grade
-founder/co-president of the Amnesty International Club (11,
-founder/co-president of the Movie Club (11,
-Junior Advisory Guide (11) and next year one of the people in charge of the program
-treasurer of National Honor Society
-Third World Relief Club (10)
-JV Volleyball Captain + on Varisty (10)
-In Academy of International Studies at my school + A.I.S Board (10, 11,
-Graduation Project Committee

I have over 500 service learning hours by:
-volunteer at local elementary school every summer (9, 10, 11)
-voluneer at local library (10, 11)
-CIT for 3 weeks at a YMCA Camp (10)
-volunteer counselor at an Art Camp (9)
-volunteer at local walks (9, 10)
-childrens soccer coach (9, 10, 11)
-tutor for students at my school (11,
-I stay afterschool to fundraise for the Amnesty Club-which gets me more service hours

i've been to summer camps like NC State Design camp (2 summers), Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Camp (1 summer), and Minnesota College of Art and Design Summer Camp (1 summer)

I'm going to be a Governor's Page this summer

Awards so far::
NC Scholar-Athlete Award
Varsity Letter (volleyball)

any advice would be greatly appreciated, although i already know i need to raise my gpa and sat!
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Replies to: Chances :)

  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    anyone? :)
  • TarHeelBoundTarHeelBound Posts: 338Registered User Junior Member
    Id say you are in at UNC. Apply to some other top colleges as well.
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    thanks tarheelbound! anyone else?
  • pkp20pkp20 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    I'd say don't get your hopes up. Coming from a wealthy part of wake county myself I know how hard it can be to get into UNC. I had friends with 1900+ SAT and GPA well above 4.0 who didn't get in. Your competitive school district will definitely work against you unless you're one of the top few kids in your class. Unless you absolutely didn't try the first time on your SAT going from 1780 to 2000+ will probably be a stretch, although it is the right goal. Your extracurriculars are perfect. UNC loves athletes who are involved in other extracurriculars. I'm not saying its impossible, you did good by scheduling a strong course load for senior year, and if you write good essays both will go really good in your favor.

    So in short, raise your SAT and GPA as high as possible and write your essays very well. that is how you will give yourself your best shot. Everything else looks great.
  • leah377leah377 Posts: 3,834Registered User Senior Member
    I agree that for applicants in competitive districts of NC, class rank and GPA are extremely important. At my Wake County high school (which sends about 50 students to Carolina each year), basically the top 10% are accepted, plus a few other outstanding students with a lower rank, but not many others.
  • coolbreezecoolbreeze Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    You're in.
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    Thanks for the replies! I live like 1 minute from the campus and I really like it! I'm def. going to raise my gpa and sat score. Oh and pkp20, I didn't really try on my first sat, so I'm hoping I can bring it up!
  • knatknat Posts: 264Registered User Junior Member
    Your biggest weakness is your current SAT score (and to a less extent, your GPA). Your ECs are strong, though, but still try to raise your SAT.
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    Yes I'm definitely going to try to raise my sat score
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    oh, and does UNC require people to take a sat subject test in math? (if you're not in an ap math class)
  • pkp20pkp20 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    yeah you need to take the math II subject test if you don't have calc credit.
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    You would take the math level 2 subject test after you've been excepted, right?
  • TarHeelBoundTarHeelBound Posts: 338Registered User Junior Member
    Just a question. You can take SAT II's fall of senior year before applying right? They dont have to be in junior year
  • LolyGAGHaLolyGAGHa Posts: 823- Member
    ^^yea, i'm pretty sure you can. my problem is that i'm in algebra 2 this year, and on the subject test math level 2 it has precal on it. so, taking the subject test early senior year won't really help me since i will have just barely started precal. so does anyone know how this works out? i've already taken math level 1...will they just accept that?
  • TarHeelBoundTarHeelBound Posts: 338Registered User Junior Member
    Yes, I am in the same boat as you. Junior in Algebra II. Im probably going to do Pre-Cal and Trig next year or maybe College Algebra/College Trig. The latter is 1 course., a semester of each. This stinks. Best bet is to order some sort of SAT II Prep?
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