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Chances of getting accepted to FSU in 2013? What about Honors?

JeminyJeminy Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited September 2012 in Florida State University
Hi I wanted some opinions on my chances of getting into FSU for the 2013 year.

I have:
-2040 SAT score
-30 ACT composite
-4.3 FSU recalculated GPA (4.15 at my school I think)
-Almost all of my classes are Honors and I will graduate with 6 APs (I've made two 3's, a 4, and a 5 up to this point)
-I am in National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and Beta Club, as well as Thespian Society (I have been in around 7 productions)
100 hours of community service

Several awards at school
Outside school - church choir, vocal instruction at a local university, in the process of getting ASA certified for sailing, and I've studied guitar and piano.

I am a GA resident.

Does anyone know where I probably stand? Also for the Honors program?

Thanks! (:
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Replies to: Chances of getting accepted to FSU in 2013? What about Honors?

  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    Congratulations on a very nice academic record! You have worked very hard. Admission chance to Florida State is very good.

    Admission to Honors is a little less certain, but within reasonable range:
    The average academic profile of students that were offered honors invitation in 2012 was as follows: 4.3 academic GPA*; 31 ACT composite, and 2070 SAT total.
  • JeminyJeminy Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Awesome! Thank you! (:

    Do you have any advice for the essay?

    My rough draft I have right now has a very conversational tone and I'm not sure if it's too risky.
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,957 Senior Member
    Typically the essay is a tie-breaker and is used only in that event. However, this could always change unexpectedly so I suggest you take the essay seriously. Style is a personal preference.
    This year's essay is described below and should be no longer than 500 words.

    Florida State University is more than just a world-class academic institution preparing you for a future career. We are a caring community of well-rounded individuals who embrace leadership, learning, service, and global awareness. With this in mind, which of these characteristics appeal most to you, and why?
  • yankees3311yankees3311 Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    Is that the essay for Fall 2012 or Fall 2013? Did not think application came out to Aug 1?
  • JeminyJeminy Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Yankees that is the essay for 2013, its on their website and I also emailed them to make sure.
  • yankees3311yankees3311 Registered User Posts: 684 Member
    Thanks..I also emailed them and they told me Fall 2013 info would be out August 1st. Not a big deal it is almost August 1st so I will wait
  • daniellehenryyydaniellehenryyy Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    I think you will have no problem getting into honors. I was accepted to honors this year with a 4.2 FSU GPA and a 28 ACT. I had 9 AP and the rest Honors classes but you have way more extracurriculars than me.
  • JeminyJeminy Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Awesome! (:
  • johnatv1995johnatv1995 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I'm also C/O 2013 and planning on attending FSU. I'm not sure of my GPA right now because I do dual enrollment at the state college. I'm going to take multiple visits to FSU because my friend will be attending FSU this year.
  • PasbalPasbal Registered User Posts: 1,963 Senior Member
    You have really good stats. The only question mark is that OOS is significantly more difficult for acceptance than in-state. If I was venturing a guess, I'd say though you're at probably a 90/10 chance of acceptance and a 60/40 shot at Honors.
  • TallalassieTallalassie - Posts: 538 Member
    Interesting the references in the application for admission essay topic to "world-class academic institution" and "global awareness." Wonder if FSU is going to emphasize and push students more to do studies overseas for a semester? If I had extra money I'd like to do a semester in another country. The only country I've been to other than Florida is Georgia...USA!
  • Determined22Determined22 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Can someone PM me I applied at FSU, but have some questions about how to get in the honors college.
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