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Will I get into Penn State for Computer Science

lolug7878uhlolug7878uh 8 replies4 threads New Member
edited May 5 in Penn State
Stats - 3.45 unweighted GPA, 4.0 Weighted, 1450 SAT

Classes (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) -

Freshmen - honors Biology, honors engineering design, honors English 1, Geometry, Spanish 1, honors world history

Sophomore - honors chem, honors English 2, ap European history, ap computer science principles, algebra 2 trigonometry and stats, Spanish 2

Junior - ap stats, ap comp sci A, ap psych, ap English 3, pre-calc, physics

Senior - honors aerospace, honors principles of engineering, ap calc bc, ap English 4, ap micro, ap macro

Extracurriculars -

Intro to computer science CS50 Harvard course, Created Coding Club at school(3 years), Ted-Ed(3 years), Ultimate frisbee varsity(4 years), Key Club(3 years), Chess club(3 years), Envision camp STEM(2 years), Created Cricket Club Association (3 years)

Ap Tests -
Ap Euro: 3
Ap Comp. Sci.: 5
Ap Stats: 3
Ap Psych: 4
Ap English: 3
Ap Comp Sci. A: 4
edited May 5
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  • lolug7878uhlolug7878uh 8 replies4 threads New Member
    Someone please respond I need to know my chances.
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  • guac123guac123 22 replies11 threads Junior Member
    I had similar stats and ecs and I got in, so probably
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  • fishergyfishergy 13 replies8 threads Junior Member
    My sister got in to main for CS with a 1280 SAT and far less ECs. Her GPA was higher and she was a double legacy, however.
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  • ChazerChazer 42 replies4 threads Junior Member
    edited April 24
    My Son Accepted to PSU University Park for 2020 (Fall) with slightly higher GPA and slightly lower SAT. Looks like your class strength/level are strong so I would suppose you should not have a problem, but there is never a 100% guarantee. Also not sure how the current Coronavirus situation will play out and how many class of 2024 admits will defer to next fall (Fall 2021) if the school moves to Fall 2020 on-line learning.
    edited April 24
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  • drewh02drewh02 110 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I would say you have a pretty good chance. The biggest thing you have going for or against you is your course load. You have a multitude of engineering and CS courses, and I noticed that you did really well on your AP CS exams (CSA is by no means easy), but much of the evaluation is about how well you did in the courses that parallel those in your major at college, i.e. engineering, calculus, engineering, comp sci, physics, etc. If I were an admissions officer, without reading your essays, I would say you get in.
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  • lolug7878uhlolug7878uh 8 replies4 threads New Member
    What are my chances if I apply early decision???
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  • guac123guac123 22 replies11 threads Junior Member
    @lolug7878uh Penn State doesn't offer early decision
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43215 replies471 threads Senior Member
    Apply August 1 and before Nov1 and your odds are good.
    Having only two years of a foreign language is the only glaring problem. Having Calc BC will help.
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