Chance me for UCI, USC, and UCB

<p>I live in southern CA, Asian-American... new high school.
I'm getting really skeptical nowadays when people with less EC's and lower scores than I have are getting into LA and SD.. ughh</p>

<p>Applied to UCLA, UCB, UCSD, UCI, UCSB, and USC.
got rejected from UCLA and UCSD
got accepted from UCSB</p>

<p>Put my major down as English / Humanities undeclared</p>

<p>Rank: about top 9%</p>

<p>Best SAT I
CR: 640
M: 630
W: 750
Total: 2020</p>

<p>Best SAT II - REALLLYYYY weak...
Literature: 500
Math II: 550
US History: 560</p>

<p>ACT: 28</p>

- Key Club: Treasurer (3 years), VP (1 year)
- NHS: Executive Committee Member (2 years), Historian (1 year)
- Yearbook: Section leader (4 years), Editor-in-Chief (2 years)
- Safe School Ambassadors: Ambassador (3 years)
- Volleyball: JV, 2 years. Got scholar athlete award for both seasons
- Private Tutor: for 6 months, 6 hours a week. Tutored two 6th graders in reading comprehension and math
- Library: volunteered in the children section for about a month</p>

<p>Educational Preparation:
- CSUN SAEP (22.5 hours/5 weeks) for Algebra 2 Trig prep (10th grade)
- UCLA Extensions (22.5 hours/5 weeks) for Pre-Calc</p>

<p>Current Total GPA (weighted): 3.98</p>

<p>as shown on UC apps: A-G requirements</p>

<p>9th grade:
English (A/A)
Algebra (B/B)
Spanish 1 (B/A)
Earth Science (B/A)</p>

<p>10th grade:
AP European History (B/B) - got 1 on test
H. English (A/A)
Geometry (C/C)
Biology (A/B)</p>

<p>11th grade:
Spanish 101 at community college (A)
Spanish 102 at community college (B)
History of Photography 140 at community college (A)
AP U.S. History (A/A) - got 3 on test
AP Language and Composition (A/A) - got 4 on test
Honors Algebra 2/Trig (C/B)
Chemistry (B/A)
Pre-Calculus A/B at UCLA (summer extensions) (B/B)</p>

<p>12th grade:
Political Science 150 at community college (B)
Psychology 101 at community college (B)
Economics 201 at community college (B)
AP Literature and Composition (A/IP)
AP Calculus AB (B/IP)
AP Physics B (B/IP)
Music Appreciation (A)</p>

<p>Took Sociology 101 at community college during winter intersession 2007 but failed the course..... :/ (I understood the material, I just missed 4 quizzes due on the same day.. UGH!- I didn't mention this in my application.. I just put the course as "In progress")</p>

<p>My personal statements were about yearbook (well constructed.. talked about how I took advantage of the fact that my school was new when I was a freshman) and my moving to and living in 6 different cities.</p>

<p>I'm sorry--
I got a 560 in Lit, 580 in Math2 and 580 US History.</p>