Chances at UC's, Ivy League, etc.??

<p>Ethnicity: Korean
Gender: Female</p>

<p>Freshman year GPA: 1st semester-4.8 2nd semester-4.8
Sophomore year GPA: 1st semester-4.8 2nd semester-4.8
Junior year GPA: 1st semester- 4.5 2nd semester-4.95
Senior year GPA: N/A
Total GPA: 4.78</p>

<p>Class Rank: 7 of 721 (in the top 1%)</p>

<p>Senior year courses: IB History of the Americas, IB Biology 3, AP Calculus B/C, IB Psychology, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Music, IB English 12, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band</p>

<p>Full IB Diploma candidate
IB=International Baccalaureate
IB classes are given honors credit, like AP classes </p>

<p>SAT I: 1950 (<-- I'm going to be retaking it)
SAT II: N/A (will be taking Math level 2 and Korean)</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activities:
-marching band-->literally hundreds of volunteer hours
-section leader
-drum major
-csf (california scholarship federation) for 4 years
-math club
-academic team (captain for 1 year)
-about 100 hours of volunteer hours at hospital
-tutoring and mentoring
-starting a program (with band director) to teach music at middle schools
-ONEkind walk-a-thon benefitting a the Zamar Academy in India
-IB Club
in addition to other activities</p>

<p>schools I plan on applying to:
-UC Berkeley
-UC Davis
-UC Irvine
-Johns Hopkins
possible majors: biology, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, foreign languages, or undecided</p>

<p>what are my chances of getting in to these schools??
are there any other "prestigious" schools i should apply to?
please help me!!</p>

<p>Those grades are out of a 5.0 scale, correct? If not, you have some serious grade inflation.</p>

<p>It's out of a 4.0 scale, but I have a lot of classes that are honors credit.
At my school, an A in an AP or IB class will get you an additional .2 towards your GPA, and B will get you an additional .1 or something around there.
I have 9 periods my senior year so I can get a higher GPA
Do all high schools give honors credit?</p>

<p>I know it's a stretch for the Ivy League schools...
I don't know if I would even go if I got accepted because of financial issues,
but I just want to see if I would be able to make it in :)</p>

<p>you have a good shot at all UC's, if you raise your sat score. make sure to note that UC GPA caps at 8 weighted semesters
chance back please!
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<p>You know, I believe the UC's will recalculate that GPA to put it in a standard system (in which regulars are worth 4 points and A, ap's worth 5 points an A). Otherwise, everyone would have such high GPA's.</p>

<p>bsmd11:: I'm not so much worried about my grades because I've kept straight A's in all my AP/IB classes with the exception of 2 B's:(
I'll try to recalculate my GPA with that scale~
Yeah..I'm retaking the SAT in October and I'm hoping to raise my score :)</p>

<p>I used an automatic UC GPA calculator online and after I put in all the info it asked me for, my UC GPA came out to be 3.9,
but I don't know how accurate that is..
does it sound about right?</p>

<p>im in a similar situation regarding sat scores-kind of except my sat score is a2130. This applies to me as well, but to you also. Im not trying to be rude, but GENUINELY honest, especially considering your an Asian candidate at schools. You have an extremely low chance at stanford, brown, cornell, yale. In fact, unless you have some sort of mind blowing essays, you wont get in with that SAT score. Im not well-informed about UC schools, though im sure you will get into a few of those! As for hopkins and NU, im not entirely sure, but those are kinda reaches. Honestly, though, your SAT score HAS To be your biggest priority, without a higher score, schools will question your GPA (grade inflation) and top schools WILL NOT accept you. so try hard and good luck!</p>

<p>kbbm24:: I know that the Ivy League's are a stretch for me, so my priorities are the UC's.
I'm not expecting to get into the Ivy Leagues at all, actually >.<
I'm just applying because I'm curious..
I'm hoping to raise my SAT score---I've ben studying~!! :D
Thanks for your reply! and good luck!</p>

<p>"straight A's in all my AP/IB classes with the exception of 2 B's..."</p>

<p>"my UC GPA came out to be 3.9,...."</p>

<p>that doesn't sound right. Assuming 28 grades in all, 8 of them weighted, and two B', especially if in weighted classed should be 4+......right?</p>

<p>shrinkrap:: I've never used a UC GPA calculator, so I might have done something wrong.
My school never explained to us the process the UC's go through to calculate GPA. All I know is that the weighted GPA(10-12) on my transcript is 4.78
what are considered low and high 'UC GPA's'?</p>

<p>I think anything above 4.0 is "high", but "high" is not enough to feel safe about UCLA or Cal.Also, I don't think a UC GPA can be more than 4.4, maybe because of the "capping". For a UC, less than 3.6 is probably "low'; but a 3.0 gets you in somewhere!</p>