Chance me for UW?

Demographics: Transgender male, White, Medium public school, First-gen student

Geographics: small town in Washington (In-State)

Financial: $90,000 a year income

Major: Political science

SAT/ACT: Not submitting, didn’t get the chance to take it before COVID

GPA and rank: 3.94 UW and top 8% of class

My school doesn’t do weighted GPAs, however, when self calculated it’s uncertain as I have taken lots of Dual Enrollment classes which every state/school weights differently. So, depending on weighting it could be anywhere from 4.4 - 4.7 W


1 AP, 10 Honors, 18 Dual Enrollment college courses

My Dual Enrollment means I will be graduating from High school with an AA

Was in the highest musical groups of Jazz and Orchestra in my school all 4 years.


Created my own successful online business in my Junior year making $50,000+ a year. Managed PR, ran marketing campaigns, did my own accounting

Local Philharmonics Principal Bassist. was #1 Bassist in my counties musical philharmonic 10th-12th grade

Nearby cities Youth Jazz Ensemble. Played bass from 7th-9th grade, till offered a better position by the philharmonic above.

Invited as a Pacific Lutheran University Jazz and Orchestra Honors musician 9th-11th grade. Met twice a year for a large concert.

Worked as a Barista 10th-12th grade at Barnes and Noble.

Started volunteering as a bassist for my local church during COVID to play in the band on online broadcasts when people couldn’t attend service in person. Raised money for local nonprofits.

Volunteered as a “Stream Steward” in 12th grade by restoring local parks and nature reserves. Also focused on climate change and creating more sustainable parks.

Gay Straight alliance member 9th-10th grade


CWU John Moawad Musicianship Award: I was chosen after my jazz band I played in performed and was judged by a panel. Judges then would take note of select players that stood out due to their solos and overall outstanding ability. Out of a few 1000, about 20 were chosen. Won for my own written solo piece/overall playing

Olympic College Presidential Scholar: This award was given by my local community college to students who maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking a certain number of higher-level courses that the college offered.


Common App: Wrote about the intersection of my transgender identity and my journey as a musician. didn’t spend a super long time on it, but I still thought it was pretty good and a unique topic.

Seems like you’ll have no problem getting in, esp since you’re in state. Even though you didn’t spend too much time on your essay, given your music and your other activities, the essay probably nearly wrote itself. Good luck!