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Advice/Chances (UCLA,USC,UCB..etc)

f2loopf2loop Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited February 2012 in College Admissions
Hey all. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some tips/advice on chances
at UCLA, USC, UCB (UCD, UCI secondary). I know its a bit early for me to ask for
chances, without confirmed SAT scores and AP scores, but I just want to know
if there is anything else I can add on to my student application that will make me
seem like a more prospective student to these amazing schools!

Some stats about me:

Currently a Junior(2nd Sem).
Attending one of the top 100 US schools. (Limited AP's offered)
SAT: January 2012 (Expecting 2200-2300)
ACT: Yet to take in February
SAT II - Math2, Bio E, World History
AP's - APCS, Bio, World History
Interested in : Computer Science/Biology/Film (Not sure yet, but hence why these colleges
are some of the better options =D)
Race: Asian
Parents attended college
CA Local

When I first entered high school, I never really took anything seriously,
and never realized the magnitude of HS until much later. I also played a lot
of video games (WoW .... yea...addicted) throughout my Freshman and
Sophomore years.



Art1 A/A
Biology B/B
Geometry A/A
Lit/Writ A/A
Principles of Business A/A
Spanish1 A/A

UW & W - 3.67 (Excluding PE)

Sophomore (Got worse as addiction increases)

Alg2/Trig B/B
Chemistry H B/B
PE Wt Training A/A
Spanish2 B/A
World History A/A
World Lit B/B

UW-3.3 W-3.5 (Excluding PE)

Things improved for the better as I quit playing video games.
Things opened up for me, and I got more serious.

Junior(Shooting for 2nd Sem Straight A's)

Spanish3 A/~
US History A/~
Biology AP A/~
Am Lit A/~
PreCalc H A/~

Self-Studying AP World History!

UW- 4.0/~ W-4.5/~

Community Colleges Classes I am taking/thinking of taking

Intro to UNIX/LINUX (Computer Science)
C++ (Computer Science)
Something Bio Related

Senior Classes(Shooting for Straight A's)

AP Calc BC
AP Gov/Econ
Physics Honors/Chem AP
Photography 1
Contemporary Lit
Spanish 4 H

Predicted Overall GPA (Till End of Junior)
UCLA/UCB (Uncapped Weighted) - 4.16
Regular UW - 3.72
Privates UW - 3.74


6 Years Club Swimming
Active in School Service Club
FBLA - DVP (Digital Video Production)
Summer Video Editing Jobs
Looking into 2012 Summer Internships (CS,Bio)
Tutor High School Kids in Math/Science
Volunteer at Local Hospital (Patient Services)
Play Guitar
Classes at Academy of Art (MAYA (3D Modeler))

I understand I don't have any club officer positions, (partly due to my lack of interest in
Freshman and Sophomore years). So I was also wondering how I could strengthen that
section of the application, and other sections as well. The personal statement will
be excellent, as I will put a lot of time and effort into it.

Any advice would help and looking forward towards college!

Post edited by f2loop on

Replies to: Advice/Chances (UCLA,USC,UCB..etc)

  • BadWolfXBadWolfX Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I am just realizing how addicting video games can be! I loved to play Call of Duty over at my friends house, and, recently, I just bought myself an X-Box. It was right before midterms, too! Haha I am lucky I studied before I bought it...because I did a lot of playing the weekend before the tests...haha

    That's good that you have gotten over them. I am working on finding a healthy playing balance. You have my empathy, and good luck in admissions!
  • f2loopf2loop Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thanks! I still play games like COD and BF3 occasionally, like after some huge tests, and during breaks... but nothing like the daily habit before. Great fun at its limit =).
  • f2loopf2loop Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
  • f2loopf2loop Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Bump once more perhaps??
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