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Worried about my chances of getting in to RIT for Mechanical Engineering.

DevanteDevante Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
Right now I am a Junior in High School . My current GPA is about 3.0 weighted and 2.81 unweighted, and by the end of the year it should be 3.0-3.1 unweighted and 3.2-3.3 weighted. I had a bad freshman year working as hard as I could i managed to get not so great grades, which significantly hurts GPA. Freshman GPA was a 2.4, sophomore a 3.2 and junior is predicted to be between 3.4-3.6 (all unweighted) I have been involved with my schools FIRST Robotics team and my school's Real World Design Challenge team (a real world aviation design challenge, also administered by the Embry Riddle Staff). For Real World Design Challenge my team scored state runner up. I have taken honors math since the beginning of freshman year, scored well in Chemistry and am doing well with Physics, taking Cisco Networking Academy Classes currently with much success, will complete the 4 year Project Lead the Way program with college credits from all 4 main classes , and will probably take , AP Chemistry, AP Physics 2, CCNA 3+4, maybe AP Lit, maybe AP Stat depending on my schedule openings. Also community college classes during Senior year which should be Calc 1 and Calc 2. What are my chances at RIT under these circumstances. Also i will be taking the SAT until I place into the 2000's or the ACT equivalent. Has anyone gotten in to RIT with a situation like mine, RIT is defiantly my dream school which will be reflected in my essay.

Replies to: Worried about my chances of getting in to RIT for Mechanical Engineering.

  • thekid311thekid311 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I can't speak for mech eng because I was admitted for computer engineering this year but if you do bring your GPA up to 3.4/3.6 and get 2000 on your SAT, I imagine you will get in. My GPA at the time of applying was I think 3.4 unweighted and 3.7 weighted and my SAT was 1300/1600. I was admitted. So, I think if you do get the grades and scores you predict, you should be alright. I think they even have a scholarship opportunity for people who have participated in FIRST. Keep in mind I have no idea how accurate my assumption is, this is just based off my brief experience.
  • 4kidsdad4kidsdad Registered User Posts: 4,602 Senior Member
    If you are not admitted as a freshman student, you could try again as a transfer student from community colleges; such as Monroe Community College
  • KolnfeatherKolnfeather Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I have a son who will be a senior at RIT and a younger son who just got into RIT in ME for this fall as a freshman although he just deferred for a year. The summer before he applied he had a private appointment with one of the ME profs who recommended that my son apply ED to RIT if it was his first choice because that major is very competitive. He said that the previous year over 2200 applied for only 143 freshman slots. Of the 2200+ about 500 were accepted and about 143 decided to enroll. My son also had a private apt. with an admissions officer from RIT later that year who said that for ME there would plenty of students with high GPAs, high test scores and dual hs/college credit applying. My son had already done a ME coop while still in high school and he said that would make him stand out and not look like everyone else. He said to write up his engineering job in technical detail - even use photos and drawings - and include with his application to help make him stand out from all the others with high stats. So the message is work at getting your GPA and ACT/SAT test scores up and determine what makes you different/special and highlight that.
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