Chances at top UCs?

<p>Im Alex. White, Male, Los Angeles.
I have an awful GPA, I know.</p>

<p>3.3 Weighted
30 ACT</p>

<p>But I apparently have a really good personal statement which I would gladly send over if anyone wants to offer criticism, and good extracurricular activities, which I will list. </p>


<p>Section Leader in SPHS Marching / Concert Band (12th [Based on seniority])
Founder / President of SPHS Philosophy Club (11th, 12th)
Vice President of SPHS Physics Club (11th, 12th)</p>

<p>Volunteer Stuff</p>

<p>Roughly 500 community service hours from LAUSD Honor Band, Marching Band, JROTC, and volunteer work while in Germany with People to People. </p>

<p>Everything Else</p>

<p>People to People Student Ambassadors Trip to Europe (6 Countries) (11th)
LAUSD All District Honorary Marching Band (9th, 11th, 12th)
-Front Rank, 1st Trombone Part.
SPHS Jazz Band (10th, 11th, 12th)
California YMCA Youth and Government Model Legislature and Court Program (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)
-Co Authored/Sponsored (and passed through assembly) a highly controversial bill on the implementation of hybrid vehicles into all state sponsored organizations.
-Worked as a lobbyist.
USC - California Youth Think Tank (11th)
SPHS Marching / Concert Band (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)
-Playing Trombone for 6 Years, total.
Mabuhay Culture Club (9th, 10th)
Armed Forces Club (9th, 10th)
Art Club (11th)
AFJROTC (9th, 10th)
-Color Guard Rifleman (9th)</p>

<p>Senior Schedule
AP Gov
AP Lit
AP Bio
AP Environmental
AVID Tutor</p>

<p>I'm also doing Collegebound, and have POSSE Foundation interviews next week, which is directly connected to UC Berkeley.</p>

<p>Also, planning on a philosophy major, which UCB is pretty damn good at. </p>

<p>Other than UCs:
Maybe a CSU.
Columbia for the hell of it.</p>

<p>UCLA admitted freshman profile 2012</p>

<p>[Profile</a> of Admitted Freshmen, Fall 2012 - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions](<a href=“]Profile”> </p>

<p>225 students with a 3.29 to 3.69 got admitted! Why not you?</p>

<p>yeah the difference here is that i am heavily relying on my ECs and Personal Statement because my numbers really arent that good, sort of the reason I’m doing POSSE as well.</p>


<p>It would be interesting to know what made the difference for those 225 students. I think rigor could make a difference at UCLA and maybe the other top UCs as well. Note the number of a-g’s, and the number of weighted classes in the profile. I hope you will come back and let us know.</p>

<p>Best wishes!</p>

<p>Thanks! It’s been difficult the past few years, theres a lot of history.</p>

<p>send over the essay to me and i can properly chance you.</p>

<p>for sure, thanks.</p>

<p>bump… anyone else?</p>

<p>anybody else? :p</p>

<p>Last bump. Any other opinions?</p>