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Am I doing alright?

TPhilipTPhilip 167 replies146 threads Junior Member
edited November 2007 in High School Life
Asian Male

GPA: 3.74 W/ 3.4 UW

Aps: 2 IB:4
Not in IB full diploma

Courses (Junior): Honors Pre Cal, IB English, IB History, IB THeory of KNowledge, IB Physchology, Biology (Got 2 As in Pre cal and biology so far IB grades aren't counted yet because this is considered half semester and will do the other half in senior year)

sports
Badminton Varsity starter

Organizations
Key Club (9-11)
IB Club (11)
Martial Arts Club (11)
CIF(11)

Outside activity
Paintball Team competed in tournaments got 6/25
Beach Fest (9-11)
Went in Basketball Academy for a few days
I sell/trade stuff on this website (don't know if that counts)
Participated in Science Olympiad in 8th grade

Awards
Most Improved Doubles award
Rising star award
Cif Runner Up medal
Cif Runner Up trophy (for school)

Haven't done My Sats or Act yet, but will study. Will go to community college during school to get the extra points. Planning on joining more organizations such as NHS and 3 point play. During summer will look for job to gain experiences.

Colleges I want to go to

University of Southern California
University of Berkley
UCSD
UCLA (Yeah no chance doesn't hurt to apply)
SDSU
And the other UC schools like Santa Cruz, Santa Barbra etc...

Alright Guys bit painful :), looking forward for some constructive criticism. Try not to be too harsh.
edited November 2007
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  • TPhilipTPhilip 167 replies146 threads Junior Member
    Oh and theres upward trend in grades
    I was at 3.0 freshman year now im at 3.7 Junior.
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  • wxmannwxmann 792 replies63 threads Member
    For Berkeley/UCLA, a few more leadership positions OR more rigorous classes OR a higher GPA would help. I would say those two are reaches.

    For UCI, UC Davis, UCSB level UC's you seem to be okay. I'd say SDSU is a safety.

    Of course, SAT/ACT scores and the Essay are going to be significant and could make/break for some of the better schools.
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  • TPhilipTPhilip 167 replies146 threads Junior Member
    aite thnx, during next semester I have mostly electives cause we have 4 by 4 scheldule. So I'm thinking my gpa would go up a bit more
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  • Sheed30Sheed30 12334 replies91 threads Senior Member
    you're definitely doing fine. you might want to try and raise your GPA though.
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  • proletariat2proletariat2 3494 replies25 threads Senior Member
    sports
    Badminton Varsity starter - straightforward enough

    Organizations
    Key Club (9-11)
    IB Club (11)
    Martial Arts Club (11)
    CIF(11) - What's this?

    Colleges may be a little suspicious that you joined so many clubs in senior year; they may think you did so just to put them on your application.

    Outside activity
    Paintball Team competed in tournaments got 6/25 - Doesn't really matter
    Beach Fest (9-11) - Not sure what this is; doesn't sound like it matters
    Went in Basketball Academy for a few days - Not sure about this
    I sell/trade stuff on this website (don't know if that counts) - Not really official, so it doesn't really matter
    Participated in Science Olympiad in 8th grade - 8th grade doesn't matter

    Awards
    Most Improved Doubles award - Is this badmington related?
    Rising star award - Not sure
    Cif Runner Up medal - see above
    Cif Runner Up trophy (for school) - see above
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