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chance at GT honors??

petedawgpetedawg Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
Thanks in advance =)

GPA: 4.0 unweighted, not sure what it is weighted

rank: 5/200~

Sat: 2210 (will retake once more)
ACT: 32

AP classes so far (7):
Sophomore:AP European (5), AP Chem (4), AP Spanish (2)
Junior: AP Calc BC, AP Physics C, AP US, AP Lang

senior course load:
AP Macroeconomics
AP comp sci
AP bio
Calc 2 (dual enroll) at UGA
Calc 3 (dual enroll) at UGA
Physics (dual enroll) at UGA
AP gov
Lit honors
random fun classes

Extracurriculars:
Varsity cross country
Varsity Track
National Honors Society (officer)
Beta Club (will be officer next year)
Intern at a UGA lab for 3 years
Triathlon club (secretary)
Spanish Honors society
More but don't have time to list all
national merit scholar hopefully

Volunteer: around 370 hours (volunteer, internship, tutoring, etc)

do you guys think I will be able to get in honors next year?
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Replies to: chance at GT honors??

  • RmblinReckRmblinReck Registered User Posts: 108 Junior Member
    You have impressive statistics but the honors program recruits students who are extremely passionate about something they do, generally other than school. They look for creative people who have an interesting and unique perspective on the world and are going to contribute to an intellectual community. HP students are personable and have good social skills... they stand out around campus because of their involvement and motivation. Contrary to popular belief, they really aren't that interested in ridiculously high academic qualifications. I had good numbers but no where near yours and nearly all of my friends were in the same boat as I. To quote Dr. Nobles, director of the program "you all got in to Tech... we know you're smart. We're looking for passion and diversity." If you fit the description above, then yes, you stand a chance. Your essay will be the primary factor in selecting candidates for the honors program. I will tell you that you are approaching the end of the selection window, so if you don't hear back in a few weeks, you will have your answer.
  • petedawgpetedawg Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    fyi im a junior in high school right now haha =)
  • petedawgpetedawg Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Thanks for the insight, it is very helpful =)
  • ilyssa1257ilyssa1257 Registered User Posts: 410 Member
    You will still have to take linear algebra if you take Calc 2 at UGA
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