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GA Tech Admission

minhtechminhtech Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited December 2008 in College Admissions
Well, first off, I'm in the process of applying to GA Tech.
I realize the final deadline is Jan 15, and yeah, it's creeping up.
(Is there like a statistic of how many people that wait till like almost deadline to submit that get accepted?)

GPA: 4.24 (weighted) 3.8 (nonweighted)

SAT: Math - 650
Reading - 630
Writing - 570

Rank : 6/196 (was top 5 all three years but my grade in chemistry....cries)

Clubs: President of TSA
Member - BETA, NHS, SkillsUSA, I do all the Tech crap in my school

Recognitions: I'm printED certified, regions winner of skillsUSA,
Georgia Meritt thingy
Schools Equestrian Hall of Fame (Knight of Knowledge)
(Knight of Technology)

Classes: AP Calculus I'm taking right now and have a 96
Chemistry 94 Honors, 87 AP
All my math classes were A's
Two 89 Lit grades( one of them was AP), and a 90 (currently got a 91 in AP LIT)
Science is usually good (currently 96 in physics honors, no AP was offered)
I do really well in governemnt in economics, aced all social studies classes.

AP: Passed US History with a 3
Passed Language with a 3
I'm sure I'll pass AP Calculus

And does anyone wanna help me with my essay? lol
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Replies to: GA Tech Admission

  • minhtechminhtech Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Anyone? Help?
    My chances?

    and if any alumni or already students at Tech wanna review my essay, plz contact me or post ,

    much appreciated
  • gthopefulgthopeful Registered User Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Typically people post this stuff in the college-specific forums (see forum list under alphabetical list of colleges).

    Since you're from Georgia, I'll say you have a 50% chance. Your GPA is good but your test scores are all 25th %-ile for GT (those 2 are the most important for admissions but being in-state counts for something).
  • minhtechminhtech Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    oh, wow well that sucks >.> 50% is less then the average 60% that they have posted on their site.

    Will the essay really help me?
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    I am accepted to G Tech already. Here are my stats if you want to compare.

    GPA-4.0 UW
    APs- All offered except one.
    ACT- English 28, Math-34
    ECs- Pretty good, 2 leadership positions, many minor participation, babysitting my cousin and working for my parents 30h/w.

    Essay- Worst part of my application... It wasn't that bad, but it's no way good.

    I guess if your essays is great then it can make up a little for your test scores.
    I have no idea how I got in though. I thought the essay would've killed me(began my application few days before it was due)
  • minhtechminhtech Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Your rank and GPA is really good, and i think 34 is pretty REALLY good for act math right?

    Yeah since you're accepted, you wanna see if my essay (at least the first paragraph ) is ok?
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    My ACT is no way good so I think you will do fine since they take over 60% of the applicants and your are in-state which I am not.
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    I don't think I can help any lol..... I struggled with my essay haha. BTW, I think mine was off topic too???
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    34 is like 700+ I think??
  • ChiHF9009ChiHF9009 Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    Hey what do you know, my chemistry grade screwed me too (only B in high school, got 100 in chemistry and 86 in AP.)

    anyway I got accepted into tech. 33 English 34 Math (32 composite), very similar rank. I would say you have average chance. Your essay might be the tipping factor. I will look at it if you want me to.
  • rsxwheeeeeersxwheeeeee Registered User Posts: 1,269 Senior Member
    ur in. If not, then ur essay must've been horrible and/or ur SATs being slightly low.
  • minhtechminhtech Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    well, 1/4 of the people admitted into Tech has my reading and writing sat scores im in the 50% with math
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