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early grad chances

sd7090sd7090 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited June 2006 in Rice University
*********** 3 year graduate****************

sat: 2100 700M 700CR 700W
gpa: 4.8/5.00
rank: 10/1000 (ranked with class above mine since im graduating with them)

***Credits earned by end of sophomore year***
Honors algebra 1 --- A /// Honors Biology --- A
Honors algebra 2 ----A /// Honors IPC --- A
Honors geometry --- A /// Honors Chemisty - A
Honors Pre-cal ---- A /// Honors Physics -- A

Honors World Geo ---A /// Honors English I ---A
AP World History ---B /// Honors English II ---A

Spanish 1 ---A ///// Honors Computer Science --- A
Honors Spanish 2 --- B
Honors Spanish 3 --- A

***Credits to be earned by Junior year (graduation)***
AP Calculus ////// English III - Houston Community College
AP Physics ////// English IV - Houston Community College
AP US history
AP econ/gov
AP Psychology
AP Statistics
Honors Engineering I

Asian Female. Engineering major. Houston native. G/T identified
Club Volleyball player. 3 years (defensive awards and such)
studied abroad in the summer.
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Societies (national. spanish. science)
Co-founder and president of Chinese Culture Club
Future Problem Solving - competition leader. placed on a state level

these are just the most important ones. i have many more extra-cirriculars

So im just afraid that having only 3 years of High School might hurt me during the adm. process. not to mention my average sat scores and B's in a couple classes.

also im pondering whether or not i should include my Gifted and Talented Identification Test Report with my application as a supplement since it says that im creative or watnot.

But overall the biggest, most noticable difference about my Application will be my Early Graduation. any thoughts or input about this and my chances will be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Replies to: early grad chances

  • squareheadsquarehead Registered User Posts: 533 Member
    I think unless you are EXCEPTIONAL they wont admit you. And I dont just mean at your high school. EXCEPTIONAL within Rice's applicant pool (which means you could get into HYPSM).
  • misterme2009misterme2009 Registered User Posts: 889 Member
    I'd say the chances are tough. Being from Houston will make it very hard, but I'm not sure how being a 3 yr grad will affect your chances.

    You will really need to do something to stand out. There are many, many asians from Houston with good stats who will apply.
  • stacystacy Registered User Posts: 1,100 Senior Member
    Why are you graduating early? I think the reason will determine the effect that spending only 3 years in high school has on your admission.
  • m1817m1817 Registered User Posts: 375 Member
    Consider staying in HS for a fourth year and take as many AP or HCC classes as you can so you will enter college w/ sophomore or junior level standing. Assuming you ace your courses, it will make you a stronger applicant and you will probably be offered more scholarship money as well.

    Another thing to consider is that a year of college credits earned in HS is a lot cheaper than a year of credits taken in college. The cost per credit hour at HCC is ~$50 per hour vs ~$1000 per hour at Rice (tuition only).

    Either way, it will still take you 7 years to complete HS and college.

    BTW, what HS in Houston has 1000 students in its graduating class?
  • thesiren72102thesiren72102 Registered User Posts: 1,672 Senior Member
    A lot of high schools in Houston have 1000+ in a graduating class. Ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade at my school have about 1000 people for each class.
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