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UCF/USF chances?

whomehnoobwhomehnoob Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
edited November 2013 in Florida Colleges
I posted this yesterday in a different forum, but no one really helped that much :s. I'd really just like to know y chances, seeing as these are the two schools I'd like to attend. I've visited both of the schools and they're great, especially for what I want to do to.
Here we go:
I'm currently finishing up my Junior year, and like most people my age, I'm stressing about college. I would just like to know my chances on getting accepted into USF or even UCF. My preferred school is USF though. Thanks!

I have about 45 service hours, but I'm aiming for 100 by the beginning of my Senior year.
3.4872 UW GPA
4.2105 W GPA
3.6923 AC GPA
1680 SAT (taking one more time)
23 ACT (took it in the beginning of the year, so I'm expecting a 2-3 point rise)
Majority Honors classes throughout HS
2 AP classes this year, and 3 next year (I don't know if they look at your Senior schedule)
A/B student, but I'm about to end the year with my best Semester grades yet
Environmental Club Junior Year
Key Club Freshmen/Sophmore Years
I also have a few accomplishments, but nothing too special (black belt, dreamweaver certification)
I had my own Dock Weatherproofing job last summer, and I've been working at Chick Fil A for about a year.

Those are basically all of my stats. I'm hoping that my GPA rises because of my -much better- final semester grades this semester, and I'm definitely hoping to get my SAT up to at least 1750 and my ACT up to 25/26 (which I believe is reasonable). And if it helps my chances, I'll be graduating from Pompano Beach High school (an "A" school in Broward County) with a magnet diploma. My sister also graduated from UCF a few years ago. I'm just slightly paranoid (as you can see) whether I have a decent chance of getting in. Please tell me my chances, and even give me tips on whatever if you can!
P.S. I can't take Dual Credit classes over the Summer because of all of the service work I'll be doing, and because of my job. Would these two colleges like that I'll be spending my Summer working?

Thanks for everything lol.
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Replies to: UCF/USF chances?

  • lizardlizard Registered User Posts: 3,410 Senior Member
    Your credentials look pretty good for admission to USF...chances are you'll be admitted. Keep your grades up, consider taking SAT and ACT tests again--USF superscores both tests. Make sure to apply to USF as soon as admissions open up online around 1st of August...it's easier getting accepted early than later with USF's rolling admissions. Take some dual enrollment courses summer if you can squeeze into your schedule...make sure you get at least Bs in the courses because the grades go on your permanent college record for your overall college career GPA.

    Good luck and...Go Bulls!
  • MonicavejarMonicavejar Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I'd say you have a pretty good chance based on your credentials :)
  • Gatorgirl0695Gatorgirl0695 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I think if you get your test scores up, you have a really good chance of getting in for both schools.
    Service work always looks good, colleges like seeing that you are not just strong academically, but that you are well-rounded and are committed to other things too. If you have had your job throughout the past year, and if you are keeping it now during your senior year, the schools will recognize that you are able to keep up with school while having a job.
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