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What are my chances of getting accepted to BYU? And what can I do if I'm denied?

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Replies to: What are my chances of getting accepted to BYU? And what can I do if I'm denied?

  • kissmycass23kissmycass23 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I am applying to BYUH, it's my dream school! I am really worried because my senior year I did not have enough time to attend seminary and dropped the class, I also had awful attendance records to seminary the years before.

    I have a 3.47 unweighted GPA and a 22 on the ACT. I carried a 4.0 my junior and senior years, and a 3.8 sophomore, but suffered from stupid freshman syndrome and had a 2.3 my first year. I participated in a ton of extra curriculars in high school, main ones being cheerleading and debate/speech. My cheereading team took 1st at state the two years I served on Varsity. My debate team took first all three years I participated and I personally took 1st at state in my debate event and my speech event. I have awesome refferences but I am so worried that I just won't make the bar! Does anyone have any experiences of applying to BYUH that would give me any info on where I stand?
  • mauicougarmauicougar Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Seminary is critical. There are so many applicants for all the BYU campuses and they are really looking for dedicated members. Your ec's and grades look great, though, so that might save you. One thing to remember, they only have a few spots opening up every year - the campus is small - so the actual acceptance rate is not very high. Also, they tend to look for applicants from the pacific rim (polynesia, asia). BTW, have you visited the school? Lots of people from the mainland "think" they want to be there but don't realize how small it is and how far from Honolulu it is. When they get there they get "island fever" and leave after a semester or so... Good luck with your application.
  • NogueiraNogueira Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    @ secreus
    Here's my 2 cents.
    Your statement on Top 100 colleges having the "highest" employment rate is... really subjective, just to point out. The highest in what categories? 101st to 200th and 201th onwards? Isn't that pretty much a common sense usually, if I am to take your assumption that rank is correlated with the employment rate? Then shouldn't UC - Berkeley or UT have even "better" employment rate? Since they are actually Top 50 (Top 25 for the UC)?
    BYU is arguably the greatest school in the region, no doubt, but it is also a fact that it repeatedly fails to be even in Top 50 and that none of the colleges in the region has great ranking reputation either, yet that doesn't mean one should bash BYU or put BYU up on the ranks of Ivy leagues, because it isn't. I know some BYU fans will bash me for my comment just because I don't attend BYU (hypocricy fallacy if one does) and I attend a Top 20, so don't say along the line of "you couldn't even get into BYU so why are you **** through".
    @ takedown
    I'm sorry to bust your bubble, but what Fiyero said is indeed correct. In an argument, do you say "believe in faith. you don't need to rely on evidence" I'm all up for religion, but hiding behind the faith and labeling everyone who does not share your view as being unfaithful and lost is not really being open either (aren't all teachings in the major faiths in the world along the line of "do to others what you want them to do to you"?). And science is constantly changing due to new knowledge and technology yes, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't believe in science either. Not sure why you would be typing in your own computer, when a new version of hardware/ software would be coming out soon.
  • sjoseph11sjoseph11 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Applied to BYU-Provo & BYU- Idaho!! I'm so nervous!!! Anyone else out there stressing out?!? I did priority deadline let me know if you get any emails or anything? My status just says "met priority deadline" and I check it everyday! Does your say that too?!?!?! Keep me updated to any changes... I read you don't hear until February 19th if you applied priority otherwise you hear the 29th.. ahhhh college is stressing me outtt!!!
  • BYUorBUSTBYUorBUST Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    You probably won't hear back until at least the first week of February. Check out the BYU Admissions Facebook page, they answer that question in one of the wall posts: they're trying to inform everyone within a couple weeks' time so that they don't have some people finding out in December and others the last week of February and freaking out about it for 2 months. It makes sense--less angry people and everyone finds out eventually anyway. If your application is in and you've applied to the places you want to, why worry about it? It's done and completely out of your control so you aren't going to benefit in the slightest by fretting and worrying. Just be patient and forget about it, and one day, you'll be surprised by an email in your inbox which will let you know, and then it'll all be over. :)
  • guineapigmamaguineapigmama Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Me and a couple of my friends are thinking about BYU H together. I lived in Hawaii for about two years and I would really like to go back for college, but I heard that its really hard to get in if your from the mainland, particularly if you're white. I had some trouble being white at my school when I was there, but not from church. Also I can't decide if I would then try to transfer to Provo from there? If anyone has any advice it would be highly appreciated:)
  • Cougar00Cougar00 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    A Glimpse of BYU where I go to :

    (Read other links within these links and see at Related Stories Section)

    Harvard University Is Nation's Most Popular University - US News and World Report

    BYU is America's most popular school, again | Deseret News

    BYU ranks 11th in eyes of recruiters, says The Wall Street Journal

    BYU law and business schools among top in country, says U.S. News

    BYU again in the Top 10 for grads that get Ph.D.s

    By the way , BYU itself does not believe in rank race !! We know we have high job placements in the nation and out students go to top graduate schools always.
  • refunderrefunder Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I'm late to this thread, but this applies today even more.
    If you're "not decided" you want to go to BYU Provo, I highly recommend you don't go.
    If there's something about the requirements, honor code, etc., that concerns you--don't go.
    There are thousands of LDS kids who would love to get accepted to BYU Provo every year who can't get in.
  • byuboundbyubound Registered User Posts: 1,327 Senior Member
    Just wanted to bring this old thread back to life. I posted in here over 3 years ago. I currently attend BYU and absolutely love it. It is well worth it to get accepted here.
  • emywemy610emywemy610 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    I'm a junior and I'm so excited to go to BYU Provo! I've known I want to go to school there since I was 10 years old. I've been making sure I do everything I need to get in for years haha I'm an early planner. My gpa is 3.96 unweighted and 4.9 weighted. My ACT score was a 32, but I'm taking it again soon hoping to do better. I've done a bunch of clubs, am active in the church and have served callings, and even started an organization. I'm pretty confident that I'll get in, but do you think it's good enough to get a scholarship? I'm hoping for the Thomas S. Monson scholarship, but idk if my grades are good enough for that.
  • Runnerguy45Runnerguy45 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    My son just got into BYU. We are pretty happy.
  • tigermmtigermm Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    If you want to go to BYU that bad, then just plan on going. I know 15 kids from my area who didn't get into BYU--and went anyway. They went to the Salt Lake Center and/or summer sessions and ALL of them got in. Some of them are not that bright, didn't even do that well in their Salt Lake/summer classes. Not one of them was denied.

    Be prepared that BYU is HARD! You'll be competing with a lot of high school valedictorians and students who were also accepted at Ivy League. Getting into BYU does not get you into the ultra-competitive Marriott school, or college of nursing (among others that require separate admission). I attended both BYU and UC Berkeley and I can say that overall the instruction is better at BYU--they pack in a whole lot of learning and the teaching methods are second-to-none in most classes.

    I know most college freshmen don't know what they want to major in, but it sure makes for better decision-making if you have an idea. For many students it makes much more career sense to get a science/engineering/technology degree at a less competitive school than to go to the "best" school you can get into and, not being able to compete, end up with some fuzzy degree that offers few career prospects, or worse, dropping out with no degree at all like 50% of college students.

    Good luck!

    PS, those of you writing nasty things about BYU and/or Mormons, maybe you're trying to be funny, maybe just mean, but please consider that people are posting here because they're looking for help with some really tough life decisions.
  • tigermmtigermm Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    If you want to go to BYU that bad, then just plan on going. I know 15 kids from my area who didn't get into BYU--and went anyway. They went to the Salt Lake Center and/or summer sessions and ALL of them got in. Some of them are not that bright, didn't even do that well in their Salt Lake/summer classes. Not one of them was denied.

    Be prepared that BYU is HARD! You'll be competing with a lot of high school valedictorians and students who were also accepted at Ivy League. Getting into BYU does not get you into the ultra-competitive Marriott school, or college of nursing (among others that require separate admission). I attended both BYU and UC Berkeley and I can say that overall the instruction is better at BYU--they pack in a whole lot of learning and the teaching methods are second-to-none in most classes.

    I know most college freshmen don't know what they want to major in, but it sure makes for better decision-making if you have an idea. For many students it makes much more career sense to get a science/engineering/technology degree at a less competitive school than to go to the "best" school you can get into and, not being able to compete, end up with some fuzzy degree that offers few career prospects, or worse, dropping out with no degree at all like 50% of college students.

    Good luck!

    PS, those of you writing nasty things about BYU and/or Mormons, maybe you're trying to be funny, maybe just mean, but please consider that people are posting here because they're looking for help with some really tough life decisions.
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