chance/question for GT

<p>Hey. I'm new to this board and I'm not sure if this should technically be posted in the "What Are My Chances" forum, but I'd like specific feedback for GT; I'm going to apply there with EA and I plan on doing some sort of engineering (I've been looking at chemical and mechanical). I'll post a general topic with all my colleges in that forum, so I hope I don't get castigated on my first post for spamming.</p>

<p>Background:
Senior graduating 2011
Florida... do OOS students get treated any differently in the application process?
White Male
Public School (top 4% of nation is the most recent thing I've heard of my school's value)</p>

<p>GPA: 3.9 (UW)/ 4.66 W
I have an obvious upward trend in grades, ending with all As junior year.
I'll calculate my GT GPA later. It says foreign language (2 units), but would a 3rd year of foreign language be included in the calculation?</p>

<p>Class Rank: 3/low-mid 400s</p>

<p>SAT / SATII:
Math: 760 CR: 650 W: 730
Total: 2140
CR+M: 1410
Chemistry: 760</p>

<p>AP's:
AP World History - 4
AP Chemistry - 4
AP English Language - 4
AP US History - 5
AP Psychology - 5
= <em>official voice</em> AP Scholar with Distinction, which I suppose I'll mention in the awards section. </p>

<p>EC's: this is through junior year, but the honor societies include senior year because I know I'll be in those.</p>

<p>FBLA (9-10), chess club (9-10), video game club (9), social studies academic games (9-11, VP 10,11), finance academy (9-10), Chinese club (10), FBLA (10 secretary), , spanish national honor society (10-12), finance academy ambassador (10), NHS (11-12, treasurer 12), Model UN (11), academic world quest (11)</p>

<p>Volunteered at local library this summer
Self-studied some Chinese and German
People to People student ambassador to historic Europe
Worked on Zybez for 2 years guaranteeing the quality of everything put onto the website, which showed me how to go about editing websites in HTML and whatnot.
Share-A-Pet. I took my dog to senior citizen community homes. 9th grade
FAU math day 2010
First place in county stock market. 9th grade
Internship with Hazen & Sawyer engineering firm. Summer before senior year.
Lecture: Dynamical System Seminar (Professor Lev Kapitanski, University of Miami)
Awards: 11th Physics Honors, 10th Accounting, 11th Psychology</p>

<p>Senior Plan:
AP Biology, AP Physics B, AP Calculus AB, Intro to Engineering Design, Chinese II, AP English Literature, AP Government/Economics Hon, AP Computer Science A (online)
I plan on doing a lot of math/science ECs. </p>

<p>Other stuff:
If I can, I'll send in an AutoCAD design I made during my internship for the company so that the contractors didn't hit the pipes for my city's wastewater treatment plant. I assume it worked since I haven't heard of a catastrophic event at the plant, haha.<br>
I visited GT and took a campus tour and attended an engineering information presentation. And I'm going to do EA.<br>
My teacher recommendations will be from a physics teacher and an English teacher. Once again, if I can, I'll submit a letter from the P.Engineer who I spent my internship with.
I'm going to write about my engineering internship experience. Any opinions, tips, whatever on that?</p>

<p>Thank you :)</p>

<p>you should get in early action, but dont bother sending any recomendation letters Tech does not look at them. Could you take Physics C? Tech does not give credit for B and you would be out of a weed out class if you took the C exam.</p>

<p>You do NOT need techer recommendations for georgia tech. Btw they do NOT use the common application system in case you don't know that yet.</p>

<p>The problem is, ilyssa, my school only offers Physics B. Does Physics C cover what is in Physics B, or is it slightly different?
And thanks for telling me that, ctoncton. I was previously under the impression that most, if not all, college applications required recommendation letters.</p>

<p>Physics C is a harder class geared more towards math/science/engineering majors. It covers a few extra topics beyond Physics C, and also integrates some basic calculus (derivatives/integrals/limits). There's also two types of Physics C exams you can take: Mechanics and/or Electricity and Magnetism. Each is approximately 1 1/2 hours long, and you can take either or both in the same year, unlike the Calculus AB/BC exam.</p>

<p>...In my experience (I took the Mechanics exam just this May), in comparison to other AP exams, I would definitely have a good grounding in how to solve problems. There's only 3 free response problems for each exam, so you have a larger possibility of making a lower score if you're not careful because the free response questions are still worth 50% of the score, even though there's only 3 of them.</p>

<p>Hope this helps. :)</p>

<p>I'll consider down the road. </p>

<p>The main reason I posted this was to get comments on how I would do in the admissions, though; so if whoever may post can focus on that, that would be perfect and much appreciated.</p>

<p>Yeah you are likely in Early Action IMO but definitely Regular if it gets to that point. As for the whole 3rd year Foreign Language so you can calculate your GT GPA, I do believe the extra year would count. I only say that because courses like AP Computer Science would not fit in the "requirements" but these classes are officially being worked into your GT GPA now so yes, do add in the 3rd year of foreign language to your GT GPA.</p>

<p>you're DEFINITELY in early action. i got in early action this year and i was a little weaker than you in every aspect.</p>

<p>Wow, I never knew how the physics exams worked. I thought that B was the mechanics stuff and C was all E and M, but I'd imagine that the C is indicative of the calculus involved. Is it true that classical physics/mechanics at Georgia Tech is harder than E and M. I was told this by some students in E and M that this was the case. I found the admission kind of shocking given how much harder E and M is than Mechanics here.</p>

<p>^ I think that is true because a lot of people go into Tech have not had a physics class. Especially people is the more rural areas of georgia. My boyfriend had someone ask him what was a force last year when he was giving ppl physics help .sigh</p>

<p>sorry for adding on, but how does one excatly calculate GT gpa?? are there weights for AP classes?</p>

<p>^That's exactly what there are. Also, maybe somebody can answer this question for me. In the info I'm posting below, it says high school GPAs was 3.67-4.04 (mid 50). I assume that's Tech weighted b/c people are over 4?

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<p>We recalculate your high school GPA. We use a standard 4.0 grading scale, but only factor in the core curriculum courses (see below). For students taking AP, IB, or College level classes, we award an additional one-half point (0.5) for each course.
Core Curriculum: Grading Scale:
English (4 Units) A = 4.0
Math (4 Units) B = 3.0
Science (3 Units) C = 2.0
Social Science (3 Units) D = 1.0
Foreign Language (2 Units) F = 0.0</p>

<p>Example: If you take AP English and make a B, we would award you 3.5 pts. Last year the competitive range (mid-50%) of high school GPAs was 3.67-4.04 . Visit Georgia</a> Institute of Technology :: Undergraduate Admission :: Self Reported Academic Record & High School Transcripts for more information on high school transcripts and self reported academic records.</p>

<p>**One year of high school Chemistry is required for majors within the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences and Computing.</p>

<p>**All students that apply for freshman admission, must have at least one higher level math beyond Algebra II (Statistics does not count as a higher level math).

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<p>Georgia</a> Institute of Technology :: Undergraduate Admission :: Freshman Application Review Process</p>

<p>The 3.67-4.04 figure represents the average GPA as calculated by Tech. This means that only academic classes were counted and that AP/IB classes received a .5 added weight. Honors classes are not weighted.</p>

<p>^Nice! Obviously with the amount of applicants for the 2010 Fall term, the numbers have probably gone up, but if I can A my science/math courses (which I think is definitely do-able with my past performance in Math/Science) and B my english course, I would have a 3.68 along with my 32 ACT. I think I'd have a solid shot at regular.</p>

<p>GT</a> | Georgia Tech Has Most Diverse Freshman Class Ever</p>

<p>"This fall’s freshman class has an average grade point average of 3.89 and an average SAT of 1376/2025. More than 13,500 students applied to Georgia Tech, an 18 percent increase over last year."</p>

<p>^That is just a killer. Looks like the secret that this school kicks ass is getting uncovered.</p>