Chance for UC college (special case!!!)

<p>I wanted to ask if UC colleges (especially Berkeley, LA and Davis) will at least consider accepting me, based on my current situation:</p>

<p>So I came from India just this year (my junior year). Because of this, I wasn't allowed to take any Honors classes this year, and the few AP classes (Psych and USH) I could take (that were available, at least) were ones I felt I would surely do bad in, so I only took 1 AP class this year (AP Statistics). (<= Will I have to tell colleges this?) Also, because of this, I don't have many volunteering hours (probably 30 so far) and I don't have any opportunities to volunteer anywhere during this summer. The 30 I got were from Math tutoring at my school, and around 4 hours for volunteering in the book room at my school.</p>

<p>My GPA 1st semester was 3.667, and in 2nd semester, it was 4.0. My SAT Reasoning Test scores were 2070 and 2140 respectively; my SAT Subject Test score for Math Level 2 was 780 (I have yet to take Physics). My AP Statistics scores have yet to come out. Also, I plan to take AP Calculus, AP Physics and AP Gov./AP Econ. senior year, just in case you are wondering.</p>

<p>Also, on my transcript, my high school has given me a passing grade for the roughly equivalent courses that I have taken in India (no specific grades, it only says "Pass" or something like that on my transcript, I'm not entirely sure what it exactly says). Will I need to discuss this with UC to see if they'll recognize these as a-g courses that will qualify me for admission?</p>

<p>Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I was on my high school's JV badminton team. I am a California resident, and I am a permanent resident of the U.S.</p>

<p>Thank you so much for your time (and sorry if this is too long)!</p>

<p>hey, thanks for chancing me btw.</p>

<p>I think you have a pretty good shot for most of the UCs, I've heard most colleges are pretty understanding of transfer cases, but I'd ask your counselor to write a letter to the colleges explaining your courses. Your SAT scores are great, and you're on the right track for APs, I'd just focus more on ECs.</p>

<p>Hey thanks for chancing me! I really appreciate it :D</p>

<p>Do colleges really take into consideration transfer cases? I sure hope so. Also, is there any place on the application where you can mention anything you think is important? Because maybe there I can tell them that I couldn't take any Honors courses and I didn't feel up to taking the few AP courses that were possible for me to take.</p>

<p>Also, I don't think I can boost up my ECs very much, since I already had so little time, and I can't do anything over this summer (everything's taken, I think). I plan to work in the book room at my school again, which might get me another 30 hours I guess. I've done JV Badminton as well. Do you think that colleges will take the fact that I had so little time into consideration as well?</p>

<p>Please reply, and thank you once again!</p>

<p>Those GPAs are actully pretty good considering you just moved here. And your SAT is also a really good score. Talk to your counsler about how the India to US stuff works out. I think your are most likely in at Davis, but LA and berkeley may be a reach so work hard on your essays</p>

<p>Thanks for posting!
Well I would really love to ask my counselor about all this, the only problem is that she's pretty much clueless about all this. Will I have to contact the UC people about this then?
Please reply, and thank you once again!</p>

<p>Thanks for chancing me.
I think you have a good shot at UCLA and UC Davis but Berkley is really hard to get into out of state so that might be a slight reach..</p>

<p>Uh... I'm not considered out-of-state. Like I mentioned before, I am a California resident, and I am a permanent resident of the U.S.</p>

<p>The UC application has a place for personal statement, and a place to explain any special circumstances (Additional Comments box). You get a certain amount of words between the two of them.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/how_apply/personal_statement.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/how_apply/personal_statement.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://www.cfep.uci.edu/ub/senior_center/uc_personal_statement.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.cfep.uci.edu/ub/senior_center/uc_personal_statement.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>well if your counsler is not much help you can try to contact UC undergraduate admissions people send them an email and maybe they can help you out</p>

<p>Yeah, that's probably what I'll have to do.</p>

<p>im not too familiar with the UCs but you need to elaborate on your ECs in your essays. if badminton was important to your then say more about it. you know what i mean. The test scores are great so you should be fine in that respect. </p>

<p>Good Luck
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