Chances for ED2 for Tepper

<p>User Name: csokane
Gender: M
Location: Texas
College Class Year: 2015
High School: Public
High School Type: I'm part of my high school's first graduating class. The other high school in my district has had top kids go to ivies and other top schools every year. </p>

<p>Academics:</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.78 (On the A=4.0=93-100, A-=3.7=90-92...scale)
If Emory uses the A=90-100... scale, I'll have a 3.88.
Class Rank: top 8% (9/118)
Class Size: 118</p>

<p>A big thing that has worried me is my grades. They seem like they'd be too low for Carnegie Mellon and other such schools, and I only have an UW gpa of 3.85 on a A=90-100, B=80-89 scale.</p>

<p>My school doesn't have literal honors classes, but we have a thing called pre advanced placement and gt placement. Both are given more wait than normal classes but right below AP and IB classes. So, I'm thinking that colleges will consider them honors classes, and as of now here are my grades. Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy to many A-'s. When junior year ends I should have: 5 B's, 13 A-'s (90-93), and 18 A's and A+'s(94-100).</p>

<p>8th Grade (two high school level classes taken, they factor into my GPA and are on my transcript)</p>

<p>Spanish 95/97
Algebra 1 97/97</p>

<p>9th grade
English GT 90/91
Spanish Pre AP 94/94
Geometry GT 88/90
Biology GT 90/92
AP Human Geography 89/88</p>

<p>10th Grade (Different school in same district, no AP's offered this year):
English Pre AP 91/92
World History Pre AP 91/92
Chemistry Pre AP 87/92
Algebra 2 Pre AP 90/92
Spanish Pre AP 84/92</p>

<p>11 Grade (First semester gone by)/ (With how the second semester has gone, my lowest grade will be a 95)
AP English 95
AP Physics 94
AP US History 95
Pre AP Precal 94
Community College Psychology 99
Spanish Pre AP 94</p>

<p>Scores: SAT 3rd Time (not superscored)</p>

<p>SAT I Math: 770
SAT I Critical Reading: 790
SAT I Writing: 690
SAT M+CR Composite: 1560
SAT Overall: 2250</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:</p>

<p>Significant Extracurriculars:
Varsity Engineering: First Robotics Competition [11,12]
JETS Club [9,11,12]
Interact Club [11,12]
Red Cross Club [11,12]
Community Service Club [11,12]
Spanish Honor Society [11,12]
Job Shadowing (40+ Hours By Graduation)
NHS</p>

<p>Leadership positions:
Co-founder/vice president of my school's Spanish Honor society chapter</p>

<p>Volunteer/Service Work:
100-200 Hours By Application Time, Depends on how things go-
Various local volunteering activities
Reagan Wells Ranch Restoration Project
Children's' Medical Center Summer Volunteer Program</p>

<p>Honors and Awards: National Merit Commended</p>

<p>It's a good, strong match for you. Most Tepper candidates enter with similar backgrounds and scores. I would also recommend applying to Economics in HSS as a backup plan; many people who don't get into Tepper easily get into Econ and then transfer after a year, as the courses are very similar. I doubt you would have trouble getting into Econ at all. :)</p>

<p>Hey, thanks for the reply. So how hard is it to transfer into Tepper from HSS, and if I were to stay in econ, how would job placement be?</p>

<p>You should get into Tepper with those stats. IMO I would take the instate tuition at U. Texas Austin over CMU.</p>

<p>I just want to be done with Texas, and is Tepper one of the more difficult CMU schools to get into?</p>

<p>Tepper and SCS are the most selective programs (not counting CFA due to the weirdness of audition based admissions, can't quantify talent ;) )</p>

<p>Its more selective then CIT,H&SS, and MCS but you should still get into Tepper with your stats.</p>

<p>Ah man, most selective, and my ecs are a bit weak aren't they?</p>

<p>You'll be fine.</p>

<p>Aight thanks man, and just wondering, were you accepted into Tepper?</p>

<p>Steelers got accepted to Tepper. I got into Tepper as well ^_^</p>

<p>My stats for comparison:
SAT: 2250
SAT II: MII 800 Chem 780
GPA: 3.97 UW
Schedule: most rigorous available</p>

<p>My deciding factor: Probably my competitive success in FBLA. Wasn't the best, but I tore up regional and state level competition, ending with a 3rd place in Nationals.</p>

<p>Your EC's seem a bit vanilla, but your numbers present you as a solid fit. Write well and grab an interviewer ASAP to make sure you fit in.</p>

<p>Hey, thanks for the input. Did you do your UW gpa on the A=90-100=4.0... scale, and also, when do interviews normally take place?</p>

<p>4.0= 93-100 A
3.7=90-93, A-
3.3=87-89, B+
3.0=83-86, B</p>

<p>at my school, .3 within letters, .4 between letters. I fought hard =p</p>

<p>You can access the alumni page when you submit your app and CMU sends you an admission account number. From there, you contact an interview by phone or email. However, you can call the admissions office early and try to get something over the summer. I did RD so I can't speak to how early your interview will be, but I've heard about kids getting interviews in the summer if they were proactive.</p>

<p>So, the interview is done over the phone?</p>

<p>Usually it's in person at a nearby location. Phone interviews seem like a last resort...</p>

<p>SAT: 1890
ACT: 32
SAT II: MII 750 Bio 670?
GPA: 3.85 W</p>

<p>My scores/GPA weren't that great but I had some other things that helped out
1. I applied ED
2. President of my FBLA chapter
3. Sleeping Bag Weekend
4. On Campus Interview
5. Talked to two admissions consulars at my school
6. IMO my Why CMU essay was really good</p>

<p>A big problem is that my school is completely new, and I'm a part of it's first graduating class. I haven't been doing my EC's for very long, because clubs only sprang up during my junior year. I don't have a business related club at my school =(, and what's the Sleeping bag weekend?</p>

<p>Deep breaths =p If you're so worried, spread your chances among other decent b-schools, like Wustl Olin, USC Marshall, UNC Kenan Flagler, etc...you're a competitive applicant.</p>

<p>Haha, well alright. Thanks a lot for the advice.</p>

<p>Sorry to re-open this, but how strong am I for HSS econ. if I apply for it as my backup?</p>