Chance me

<p>I'm extremely nervous about applying to U of M</p>

<p>Planning to major in Computer Science/Engineering</p>

<p>Objective:</p>

<p>ACT:
Composite: 29
English: 34
Math: 25
Reading: 28
Science: 27
Writing: 10</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.73</p>

<p>Course Load:</p>

<p>Format Class: Grade (AP Score) </p>

<p>Freshmen Year
Computer Programming Languages: A
Geometry: A
American History: A
Biology: A
Japanese 1: A
Performing Arts: A</p>

<p>Sophomore Year
Choir: A
AP World History: B+ (3)
AP Language and Composition: A- (3)
Algebra II/Pre-Calculus: A
Chemistry: A
Japanese 2: A</p>

<p>Junior Year
Physics: B+/A-
AP Calculus: B
AP Government B+ (4)
AP Literature and Composition: A- (3)
Computer Programming/Independent Study: A
Computer Programming Languages: A</p>

<p>Senior Year (planned)
Dual Enrollment:
Calculus II
Physics 110
English 102
CS 150
History 101
At School:
Computer Programming/Independent Study</p>

<p>Taken AP Computer Science Exam, received a 4</p>

<p>Total AP classes: 5</p>

<p>Subjective:
Extracurriculars: Varsity Football, Drama Club (Secretary Sophomore Year), National Honor Society President, Microsoft Student Insider (New Pilot Program, one of six students in the country)
Volunteer/Community Service: Tutoring, S.O.N.S. Outreach Talented Tenth Initiative
Summer Activities: Internships with local companies, blogging
Competitions: 2010 Imagine Cup, entering the 2011 competition
Awards and Honors: Student of the Month, received interview in local newspaper about Microsoft Student Insiders, blog post featured on the Computer Science Teachers Association website.</p>

<p>Other
Tested out of my Health and Economics classes.
State (if domestic applicant): Michigan
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Attended Camp CAEN at U of M back in 8th Grade.</p>

<p>i think you have a better chance of getting into lsa than engineering because your act math score is very low</p>

<p>I did retake my ACT, dropped a point in my cumulative, but my math changed
English: 30
Math: 30
Reading: 26
Science: 25
Writing: 10
Composite: 28.</p>

<p>Would I be better off submitting that?</p>

<p>i would submit both; they will supposedly look at whichever one benefits you the most, as far as i know. keep in mind you don't necessarily have to apply to engineering -- you can major in computer science through lsa.</p>

<p>I can't do LSA. I have too many personal issues with the LSA approach to CS.</p>

<p>I think you are a high match, so it could go either way given your ACT score (particularly in math). You seem to be really passionate about CS. Re-take in fall, along with the SAT, and see if you can't raise those scores.</p>

<p>What exactly is a high match?</p>

<p>ummmmmmm.......
why are you doing engineering and computer science with a 25 and a 30 on the ACT math.... the ACT math tests essentials for college math....I think you should choose a new major...</p>

<p>Let's see...
I'm passionate about Computer Engineering?
I'm damn good at it
I have trouble believing that one test can accurately convey one's ability to learn
I'm doing something I like
I've been doing software design since I was in seventh grade</p>

<p>Edit: Forgot to mention that being the only high schooler in a Microsoft program centered around software development has helped fuel my passion. Just sayin'
I've been developing software at a professional level for a while now.</p>