Male Asian rising senior in a public high school in Mid-Atlantic region wish to get into a top business school. SAT 1560, GPA 3.96 unweighted/4.86 weighted, straight A for 8 APs including micro/macro Econ, Calculus ABC, Physics etc (Top 5% in HS); 8-years of music instrument up to All-State for three years and 5-years at a prestigious regional youth orchestra; online business for two years with five-figure profit, administrator for an online business mentoring program; 6-months computer intern at a NGO; ~500 hrs of volunteer work in hospital music performance, local political campaign, online English teaching etc.; first chair in school band; school track team; triple-diamond skier/snowboarder. Assey focused on personal passion for business/entrepreneurship and community service. Please chance me for the business program in the following top schools:
UC Berkeley Haas
University of Michigan Ann Harbor Ross
UT Austin McCombs
Congratulations on your accomplishments. You have a strong record, and are a competitive candidate for all these schools. But since they’re all reaches, admissions can be unpredictable for a high stats unhooked applicant like you.
If one of these schools is your absolute top choice, apply ED to boost your chances (if they offer ED and cost is not a concern).
Which other schools with higher acceptance rates are you applying to? Which state do you live in?
Thanks a lot! I kept a spreadsheet of all my online business (~500 transactions) and revenues; SSL hours documented by the school. The goal is finance as a major + tech/computer minor. I have two IT certificates and interned at a NGO for 6 months as part of a school IT program. SAT math 800.
The UCs are test blind so won’t see your SAT score.
To better evaluate your chances, could you please calculate, and share, your three UC GPAs (uw, capped and uncapped)? In the calculation, use grades from courses taken from summer after 9th grade through summer after 11th grade. For OOS applicants, the honors weighting is only given to AP courses
Thanks a lot for the info of USC - will take a look. Except a 0.5 credit Health course, all other courses (honor and APs) are A. I think school courses in general are easy for me, after many years of training in music.
That’s great, however please note that honors courses do not receive a bump in UC GPA for OOS students.
This is the first year that Haas will admit freshmen as business majors. Previously, they only offered admission via the GMP or MET programs. @gumbymom, have you seen anything about how many students they plan to admit into Haas as freshmen?