chances at some good communications schools...

<p>Well right now I'm a freshman at the University of Texas at Arlington and I'm doing a program where if I maintain a GPA of atleast 3.2, I get an automatic transfer to Austin. Right now I'm actually doing pretty well so I think I won't have much trouble making grade (I know it sounds presumptuous but I've been working pretty hard). I want to someday maybe make television commercials so I've been looking at maybe applying to a few schools with good communications programs, just to keep my options open. I was recently offered an internship with a production company in the area thats making a reality tv show. I was offered a spot on the crew and I will probably be travelling around America to help film the show. If I got a letter of reccomendation from one of the shows producers (who has won an emmy) do you think it would put me over the top at a few schools with really good programs and make up for my somewhat average stats?</p>

<p>HS GPA: 3.7 unweighted
SAT: Math 620, Verbal 640, Writing 660 = 1920</p>

<p>ECs: don't really feel like listing them all. over 200 hours of community service, student council, student athletic council...etc.</p>

<p>Schools I'm interested in applying to: UNC Chapel Hill, Syracuse, Boston U, Northwestern.</p>

<p>Do I have a shot in hell at any of these schools haha. Also are there any other school's with stellar communications programs that you think I should look at. Thanks for your help.</p>

<p>UNC, BU, and Northwestern are all reaches, but Syracuse is a match and you probably have a better than even chance there. Also, take a look at Emerson in Boston. Well known for communications, and your GPA and SATs would make you a competitve applicant there.</p>

<p>hmmm that's interesting. I've actually never heard of Emerson. Is it a really small school?</p>

<p>Not too small. About 3000 kids. Here's the web address:</p>

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