Chances of getting into USC Public Relations?

<p>I am a current high school junior and I am looking to apply to USC (University of Southern California) next year, but my grades are rather poor. I'm wondering if I even have a shot at getting into Annenberg for Public Relations (Music Industry and Communications as second and third choices).</p>

<p>TOTAL GPA: 3.76 (weighted), 3.51 (non-weighted)
Academic GPA for grades 10-12 so far: 3.64 (weighted), 3.27 (non-weighted)
(note: second semester of junior year has not been calculated into the GPAs)</p>

<p>Current classes: AP Language and Composition, IB Math, Spanish 3, AP Psychology, Photography, AP US History, Journalism/Newspaper</p>

<p>Past AP Classes: AP Human Geography, AP European History</p>

<p>Next year, I plan on taking AP Literature, AP Music Theory, AP Photography, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, and Marketing / Business Law.</p>

<p>Extra-Curriculars: Operation Smile Club (vice-president), Junior State of America debate club (publicist), Youth for Change Club (president), Orchestra, Journalism/Newspaper (front-page News Editor), Guitar</p>

<p>SAT I: 2070</p>

<p>PSAT score: 208; entered into National Merit Scholar competition</p>

<p>100+ volunteer hours</p>

<p>I plan on majoring in Public Relations, Music Industry, or possibly International Business.</p>

<p>Also working against me is the fact that I am Asian.</p>

<p>How hard is it to get into the Public Relations or Music Industry programs? I know I probably don't stand much of a chance, but I'd like to hear your opinions anyway. Please be honest, and thanks very much.</p>

<p>i had a really similar SAT score but a 4.0 and i got in with a scholarship interview during the first wave of acceptances. idk if my case was special but i would say that you have a good shot. obviously PR at SC is heavily about journalism so continue work on your school paper and when you have an interview (which i feel was essential for my admittance) make sure you talk a lot about how journalism has influenced you.</p>