An Answer to All the "Do I Have A Chance?" Topics

<p>Hey, just trying to give everyone some hope with my stats...</p>

<p>GPA: 3.8 Unweighted
ACT: 26
E.C.'s : None...No sports, no jobs, nothing
26th in my Class of only 300 at a public high school
In State
Sent Off the App in January</p>

<p>And I got in. So it just goes to show you all that you have a chance. I have yet to meet someone here that has worse stats than me, so I'm probably close to the bottom line. Hope this gives some hope to some worried people.

<p>Assuming you're a freshman there now? What school? Wow, my in-state son, two-parent legacy, higher ACT's, applied in Oct. and just got his "delayed decision" letter. Seeing your post actually depressed me. I guess he should have skipped the 50+ hours/per week devoted to his demanding, but excellent EC's and kept his face in a book 24/7.</p>

<p>Well it's hard to tell because you're instate which is an advantage that a lot of applicants don't have.</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm a freshman in LSA.</p>

<p>And yeah, that's true, I did get the advantage by being instate...but I was just trying to say that a lot of people are getting worried about not having a chance, when they do.</p>

<p>word up to sarcasmo2k5: 3.4gpa 26act top20% in class and still got in. though i applied in september and am instate so idk how much of that helped in my decision. but the point is don't give up and worry that you don't have a chance when you actually do because if u thought u didn't then y did u even apply here in the 1st place?</p>

<p>Yes, everyone should apply, even if one part of their application is mediocre. I transferred with the same ACT as the OP and with a significantly lower college GPA. And I'm out of state...</p>

<p>Well, it's the GPA that is the important factor in admissions. A 3.8 GPA with a 26 is more intriguing than a 3.5 GPA with a 28.</p>

<p>We spoke to one of the two admissions officers in charge of the School of Kinesiology apps. before son applied. She said EC's definitely were considered for specialty schools/majors like Sport Management, just like health care EC's would be helpful for a School of Nursing app, for example. She said general schools like LSA were much more about the numbers. Wonder if that's really true or not? A couple of other factors at work...small school (she said 500+ apps for 150-200 spots last year) and keeping some of those spots open for preferred admissions for recruited athletes. The varsity club lacrosse coach would like son to play for the team next year, but he doesn't have near the admissions pull of say, Lloyd Carr. Big $$ making sports rule.</p>

<p>If Admissions to Kinesiology is so much more competitive, and there are so few spots, couldn't you apply as "undecided" then, and once you get there request Kinesiology degree?</p>

<p>Did you apply LS&A? I don't think Kines. is more competitive as far as stats are concerned, just less spaces available. Not sure if an additional app would be required to switch schools, but I'm guessing it wouldn't be a big deal, especially early on. Basically, it was a toss-up to apply LS&A or Kines. Went with Kines. because of the EC comments from admissions and figured that would weed out most, if not all, Pre-Meds, Pre-Dents, Pre-Bus., Pre-Law super-high stat kids that apply LS&A. Actually, we heard the easiest admissions is School of Nursing, but son just couldn't stomach starting out there!</p>

<p>sarcasmo, mit looks like you applie for the winter semester, not fall. Is that correct?</p>

<p>stark, I'm not positive what your asking, but I applied for the Fall 2005 semester, so in other words, I'm just finishing up my first semester in a couple days (after 2 more exams...UGH!).</p>