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***Georgia Tech Class of 2022 EA Applicant Thread***

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  • C&KsMomC&KsMom 23 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @kevbostic Thanks. Yes, the email came around 4 pm.
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  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar 751 replies31 threads Member
    @C&KsMom and @d4math, congrats! Are your son and daughter considered URMs?
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  • angelwings0137angelwings0137 60 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Got the provost scholarship at around 4:00 today!
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  • 3XImpossible3XImpossible 51 replies4 threads Junior Member
    those who got a provost scholarship, can you post some of your stats?
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  • cocoforcocopuffscocoforcocopuffs 20 replies19 threads Junior Member
    I got the Arts & sciences pathway program offer, but I applied for Computational Media in the School of Computing. Does this mean that I am a guarenteed transfer into the college of computing since that was my origianl major choice, or do i have to reapply regualr transfer?
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  • d4mathd4math 3 replies0 threads New Member
    My daughter's stats

    ACT 36
    SAT 1580 (with 8/7/8 writing)
    11 APs including CS, Physics E&M and Mechanics (all with 5's)
    Nationally ranked athlete and work experience as a tutor
    Major : CS

    She loved GT and the culture when we visited. I believe that came through in her essays.
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  • priya2015priya2015 81 replies12 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2018
    Congrats @d4math and @C&Ksmom!
    edited January 2018
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  • Cam367Cam367 34 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @cocoforcocopuffs
    Please see :
    http://admission.gatech.edu/arts-sciences-pathway-program

    The college of computing is not part of Arts & sciences pathway program.

    From the website:
    This program does not include the College of Computing, College of Engineering, or Scheller College of Business. Prior freshman applicants with interest in the Colleges of Business, Computing, or Engineering may apply through our regular transfer admission process or engineering partnership programs.

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  • whereinnjwhereinnj 38 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Yeah but with good academics why can't a person transfer to the College of Computing?
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  • Cam367Cam367 34 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @whereinnj I think you can transfer to the College of Computing but this is not part of Arts & sciences pathway program.
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  • InPursuitInPursuit 572 replies2 threads Member
    @cocoforcocopuffs @Cam367 Computational media is a joint program between the College of Computing and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, so it is included by the Arts & Sciences Pathway. I imagine that you can also transfer in and then change majors like anyone else, but keep in mind that transfer students do not have the one free major change that freshmen do, so you would have to meet whatever requirements/restrictions you desired major imposes on major change requests.
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  • CollegeBound365270CollegeBound365270 3 replies0 threads New Member
    How did I get denied? I have a strong application, with a 4.0 GPA, 35 ACT (36 superscore), a heavy resume, and a ton of leadership and community service. I am involved with Scholars Bowl, BSA (almost to Eagle), Mu Alpha Theta, and French Honor Society. On top of all of that, I am a musician that plays competitively on alto saxophone and piano. I have played piano for 9 years and 6 years on sax. I have placed high on various competitions, played on my made honor bands, and been a member of a highly esteemed youth orchestra for 2 years. At my high school I have served a principal players for the jazz, marching, and symphonic bands. My coursework is filled with AP core classes; last year I passed all three of my AP exams, earning an AP Scholar Award. In the meantime, I have maintained a part-time job at Sonic. The essays and teacher recommendations in my application were impeccable. I also have aspirations of going to Law School after undergrad to pursue Patent Law, which I described in my essay. My school has voted me Most Likely to Succeed, but Georgia Tech won't admit my ChemE application. Its alright; I'm not bitter because Vandy was my top pick anyway. I'm only curious if anyone else thinks it is odd that I did not get in. Additionally, I am an white male Alabama resident that applied for EA.
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  • shortnukeshortnuke 517 replies10 threads Member
    GT's OOS acceptance rate is somewhere around 18%, so it's a reach for everyone outside of GA. It's not even a guarantee for a high performing GA student anymore.

    Did you apply ED to Vanderbilt? I suspect that these schools share some level of information regarding ED/EA students. If GT knew you were accepted to Vandy ED, then why would they bother to accept your application, especially since you are OOS and they are very limited by state law in the number of OOS students they admit?

    To be frank, I doubt that GT cares that much about your aspirations for Law School when considering your freshman application (and I'm pretty certain that they don't care what your class voted you for). I'm sure they appreciated your essay, but I don't see them awarding you any more special standing for wanting to study law than they do for the thousands of applicants that indicated BME and wrote in their essay that they had dreams of going to med school. It may have even backfired for you. GT seems to look for students who are passionate about the fields they indicate that they want to study, and your essay indicated that you're not really that interested in pursuing a Chem E career.

    One final note that may apply to a lot of the high achievers that were denied. When D and I attended an admissions session last summer, the AO gave a very informative talk about how GT specifically looks for examples of intellectual curiosity in their applicants and values that about a general list of ECs and accomplishments. She gave an example of two applicants: one an Eagle Scout that wrote about building park benches for their community as a project; the other a student from a rural area that discovered his neighbor was having issues with his goats and did the research, prototyping, and testing of solutions that solved the problem. The former's project was nice, but relatively typical. The latter's was demonstrative of the intellectual curiosity that GT is looking for.

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  • wally1688wally1688 79 replies1 threads Junior Member
    "passed all three of my AP exams, earning an AP Scholar Award" - Not sure what is a "passed" AP exam. score 3, 4, 5? Only 3 APs? "AP Scholar" award is very easy to obtain. - Just nitpicking
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  • CollegeBound365270CollegeBound365270 3 replies0 threads New Member
    two 4's and a 3 on my exams
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  • CollegeBound365270CollegeBound365270 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Also my essay was about using my ChemE degree to pursue patent law -- I'd have a technical background advantage over other law school students
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  • wally1688wally1688 79 replies1 threads Junior Member
    If your school offers many AP courses and you only took 3 with not very impressive exam scores, you could have beb less competitive than other GT applicants, many of them, if not most, took more than 10 APs and scored mostly 5s. This happens more often with most prestigious colleges nowadays.
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  • PoseidonHKPoseidonHK 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Got rejected EA but didn't have a CC account back then.

    1540 SAT, 760 Phy, 800 Math II

    IB: HL Math, Physics, Econ. SL: English, Chemistry, Chinese.

    Guess my international status and my mediocre essays was the reason I didn't get in :\
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  • momto4ncmomto4nc 3 replies0 threads New Member
    OOS DD just received CoScience Dean’s Scholarship email yesterday. Completely unexpected. This award is not on the website. (At least we couldn’t find it.) The CoS Dean’s Grant is on the website but, she did not receive a grant. She is guaranteed in-state tuition for 4 years and it is not dependent on any other awards she would receive, except GT two big scholarships. The ‘Grant’ on the website that was offered in the past states the final financial award is dependent on ANY additional award received. The email was sent to DD, mom, and dad which is greatly appreciated, as Chapel Hill sends the parents nothing! Don’t get me started. DD is still legally a minor and has no means to pay for any of this upcoming adventure! Received UNC admission through EA last week. DD is IS for UNC. Big decisions with the GT in-state honor! Super exciting week! Again, we thought all awards had been given out and there was nothing left.
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