Accepted students thread

<p>I got in today! For all of our fellow applicants, it would be cool if we could all jump on board and provide stats for them to analyze, critique, and awe over. Just kidding, but I'm sure they would like it, to see where they stand. Soo, let's follow this format:</p>

<p>Date submitted/completed app:
GPA weighted/unweighted</p>

<h1>AP/honors taken</h1>

SAT/ACT superscored/regular:
hs competitive/noncomp.
counselor rec: it should be in a book, very good, decent, borderline, or poor
teacher rec: same as above
essays: same as above
Top 3 ECs:
Top 3 leadership positions:</p>

<p>Extra comments/"hooks":
Other universities you have been accepted at or plan on attending:</p>

<p>Go Dogs!</p>

4.23, 3.97/4.0
7 AP, 2 H
ACT: 29 (34,32,30,28,25)
borderline (doesn't write very well)
very good
very good, emphasized growing up in a rural, racially polarized town
multiple all-league teams, 2 outreach programs at URI and Georgetown
captain of varsity tennis and soccer teams, NHS President, founding member of 2 clubs</p>

<p>None: added section about how multiple cousins attended udub in extra-info section</p>

<p>Accepted at Michigan and Wisconsin so far; waiting on Notre Dame, BC, UNC, UVA, UCB, UCLA, and UC Davis; Michigan and Notre Dame top choices.</p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>UW doesn't require counselor recs or teacher recs, except for Honors. Is that what you're talking about?</p>

<p>haha, yeah, sorry, shouldda specified that. I submitted them for honors, otherwise they are NOT required.</p>

<p>Thought so. I applied for Honors too. Whether I get in or not is dependent on some upcoming test scores. Yiiiikes.</p>

<p>But they accepted almost half of their Honors apps last year. So we'll see :).</p>

<p>Oh oh! AND...does it say on your myUW page whether you were accepted or not? If so what and where does it say?</p>


<p>No, it doesn't say anything. They only notify you by mail, you get a package that says "Congratulations" on a sticker on the outside, with a viewbook/magazine inside. It is pretty thin, so don't freak out if it isn't fat lol. They probably update your page after they are sure you've received the letter by mail. good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks! And congrats, that's awesome for an OOSer to get accepted so soon. But your stats are fantastic, yay you! Haha.</p>

<p>I was wondering... shouldn't the line with AP/honors be changed to include IB as well (also, with that line it should ask about the entire Diploma program or just the individual classes).</p>

<p>Wait, wait, whoa. When do I find about about my acceptance? How are people already being accepted?!</p>

<p>I think they started sending out acceptances like right on dec. 1 to strong candidates who sent in their apps like a month or so early. i think they are kinda going in order of when u sent in ur app because i sent mine in the 26th of novemeber and it went under full review on the 6th so im hoping for a decision sometime soon. hopefully :)</p>

<p>my brother applied two years ago and got a decision before christmas</p>

<p>play doh: sure, you can include that, APs are just more widely used than IBs on the West Coast, so most people will apply with AP/Honors scores</p>

<p>whirly: you are notified of a decision by mail. I guess we just turned our stuff in early, lol, I don't know "how" else. good luck!</p>

<p>soty: that could be, since it is rolling admissions, I'd have to assume they are reviewing them in the order they are received.</p>

<p>Hmmm... now I'm all nervous. I think of myself as a very strong candidate for admission (admittedly not quite as stunning as vc08, but not shabby) and I applied on Nov. 26th. I'd just really like to get an acceptance letter soon. I want to know that I can go to college.</p>

<p>vc08--Congrats on UW! Good luck with Honors. If you get in, it's an awesome program. I'm in it right now. :) Hopefully you hear back soon.</p>

<p>Joli.Hauteur--While test scores are a small factor, they are not quite as much a determining factor for UW Honors. Really, your essay is the most important piece because they want to see if you have the passion for learning that fits with the Honors ethos. I know a student last year who had a 3.9 unweighted GPA and an ACT score of 36 who got rejected from Honors. The grades and test scores are more of a confirmation that yes, you have the potential to succeed academically, and the essay gauges your creative capacity to learn. All that aside, I hope you get in too 'cause it's a really neat experience.</p>

<p>whirlybird--don't be too nervous if you don't hear back so soon. When I applied, I submitted my app on Nov. 28th and didn't hear back until the end of January. It just depends on how many students apply at any given time. They pool a bunch of applications at a time based on when they were received, so yours might not have been pooled yet. No worries, you'll hear back soon enough. :)</p>

<p>Thanks Husky! That makes me feel better. When did you hear from Honors?</p>

<p>Also, do you remember the date your app went under review and the date you received your acceptance?</p>


<p>thanks whirly and proud husky! </p>

<p>whirly: dont worry too much, if you have very solid stats and put time into the essays/activities, you should be fine. good luck!</p>

<p>Joli.Hauteur--No problem! I am actually a second-year Honors student at UW, but I do remember the dates from when I applied two years ago:</p>

<p>I applied to UW on Nov. 28, 2005, and my application went under full review at the end of December that year. I got my acceptance letter to UW on Feb. 3, but didn't get into Honors until April 19. (The only way I know the dates is 'cause I made copies of everything =P). </p>

<p>I know they've gotten over 1,000 letters of rec for Honors already. My friends who work in the Honors office have been filing all of them for the past few weeks. The Honors staff who review for admissions will be working over winter break on a lot of that stuff, so hopefully you'll hear back soon!</p>

<p>Okay, then ~February or so. I can deal with that. Haha, my letter of rec is somewhere in that monster pile! I don't know why, but that's such a funny feeling.</p>

<p>May I ask how you people got accepted already? It's only mid-december. I thought notification starts in April.</p>

<p>Actually, UW has rolling admissions so decisions and notifications have already started but will go through April. People who have heard back already probably applied really early.</p>