Chance Me for CS (Rising Junior)

Demographics

  • US citizen
  • State/Location of residency: MD*
  • Type of high school (Regular school, doesn’t have great rankings):
  • Gender/Race/Ethnicity (African-American(Born in Africa):
  • Other special factors (first generation to college, URM):

Intended Major(s): Computer Science

GPA, Rank, and Test Scores

  • Unweighted HS GPA: IDK(School only shows Weighted
  • Weighted HS GPA (so far I have a 4.06, but will at least be a 4.1 before the end of High School):
  • Class Rank: School doesn’t rank
  • PSAT Score: 1070(This was really bad but was during my freshman year)

Coursework
(AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores for high school; also include level of math and foreign language reached and any unusual academic electives; for transfers, describe your college courses and preparation for your intended major(s))

9th Grade:
English(Honors): A
Geometry: A
US History(Honors, there was no AP US History in the school I went to):A
Biology(Regular):A
Spanish 1:A
Foundations of Comp Sci: A
Chorus: A
Personal Fitness(This was only for a semester): A
Health (This was only for a semester): B (this was because they didn’t count the last quarter that I got an A in because of COVID)

10th Grade(END OF YEAR PREDICTIONS):
Algebra 2: A
Chem (Honors): A
English (Honors): Pretty sure I’m gonna have a low A/High B by end of this year
Spanish 2: Pretty sure I’m gonna have a low A by end of this year
Chorus: A
AP Gov: A
Homeland Security: A
Physical Training: A

Awards
Principal Honor Roll

Extracurriculars
Founder and President of CS Club in my school
Debate Team(1 yr)
Participated in many hackathons
Volunteering This Summer(Tutoring Math)
(I know that I need more, I’m doing the Congressional App Challenge, and may start a school newsletter)

Schools
UMD-CP(dream school)
UMBC
JHU
Stevenson University
GWU
American Univeristy

I really just want to know what you think I have to do to get into schools like UMD or JHU for CS, and how you think I’m doing so far.

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Forget to mention that next year I am taking

AP English
AP Human Geo
AP World History
AP Psychology
Physical Training
Pre-Calc
Spanish 3
Physics

And I am taking a Dual Enrollment CS Class this summer and another next Spring.

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You have a great chance at UND for CS! You’re doing the right thing and it’s going great! Just study for the ACT’s and SAT’s

Thank you so much!,

I’m definitely going to study, me and one of my friends plan on studying together during the summer.

That’s a great plan! It’s definitely a tricky ACT. Try and study some Trig too btw. The ACT covers a lot of Matrices and fun stuff like that. If you need any more advice, feel free to ask me! I got a perfect score on the ACT this year.

Wow! That’s impressive!

Can you recommend any resources for studying for the ACT/SAT?

Thanks! Have you looked into Prepscholar’s ACT/SAT prep? They do a great job! I also recommend buying the Official ACT guide. It’s very helpful. I’m also planning on going into CS but I’m a rising Senior.

Thanks for the suggestions!!

Wow, I didn’t know that you were going into CS too. Did you do any hackathons or events/activities so far relating to CS?

And are you also interested in UMD, because it’s a top 10 CS school

Sadly no. I’m from Northern California so UMD’s oos for me. I’m looking into USC, Stanford, or Berkeley. I’ve been involved and leding my school’s FRC Robotics as well as Community college CS courses and helping out my dad because he owns a Tech Startup so I work there part time as an intern.

Nice!! YOu are doing so much!

How do you manage your time?

I’ve always been that type of person that rarely studies but still gets an A or high B(no brag or cockiness intended).

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bump please

Hey! Sorry about the delay! I just had a basketball game and have been busy. Tbh, idk how I manage my time this well. I just have a list of my priorities and do them. I only work at my dad’s company part time in the summer so that helps.

nice!
Thanks for the response

Of course!