Chances please

<p>Hey, I am in my junior year and I was wondering if you could tell me my chances at some schools. I plan to major in business. Thanks.</p>

<li>Indiana University-Bloomington</li>
<li>Purdue University</li>
<li>Michigan State University</li>
<li>Florida State University</li>
<li>University of South Carolina</li>
<li>Auburn University</li>
<li>Georgia State University</li>
<li>UMass Amherst</li>
<li>University of Alabama</li>
<li>University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)</li>
<li>Georgia Southern University</li>
<li>Kennesaw State University</li>

<p>Most recent SAT practice test score: 1060 math and critical reading</p>

<p>8th Grade:
Alebra I: C</p>

<p>9th Grade:
Geometry/ Honors Geometry: A/A<br>
Spanish I: A/A
Biology: A/A
9th Grade Lit: A/A
Political Science: B
Health: A
Foundations: A</p>

<p>10th Grade:
Chemistry: A/C
Algebra II: B/B
Spanish II: B/A
10th Grade Lit: B/A
World History: A/A
Personal Fitness: A
Computer Apps: A</p>

<p>11th Grade: (SO FAR)
US History: A
Advanced Triganometry: A
11th Grade Lit: A
Physical Science: A
General P.E.: A
Multimedia Tech: A</p>

<p>12th Grade: (Projected Schedule)
AP Economics
AP Enviromental Science
AP Psychology
College English
12th Grade Lit</p>

•Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Member
•Class Council: Class representative
•Future Business Leaders of America: Member
•Habitat 4 Humanity: Member
•Hockey: High school team (8th and 9th Grade), travel teams, and recreational play
•Tennis: Recreational play
•Racquetball: Recreational play
•Golf: Recreational play</p>

<p>Work Experience (During Summer)
•9th Grade: Windward Golf and Tennis Club: pool attendant (Summer 2005-August 2005, ~20 hr/wk)
•10th Grade: Petsmart: Cashier (May 2006-August 2006,~35 hr/wk)</p>

<p>Presuming that the reason you included the Algebra course on this list is because it was taken the summer prior to 9th grade, your GPA is as follows:</p>

<p>Freshman year: 10As 1B 1C = 3.75 UW 3.92 W (2 honors courses)
Sophomore year: 7As 4Bs 1C= 3.5 UW 3.5 W (no honors courses)
Junior year: 6As = 4.0 UW 4.0 W (no honors courses)</p>

<p>Total: 23 As 5Bs 2Cs = 3.7 UW 3.77 W
Projected if get straight As in Junior Year: 29As 5Bs 2Cs = 3.75 UW 3.81 W</p>

<p>Without the Algebra grade:</p>

<p>Total: 23 As 5 Bs 1 C = 3.76 UW 3.83 W
Projected if get straight As in Junior Year 29As 5Bs 1C = 3.8 UW 3.86 W</p>

<p>Obviously, excellent UW GPA--but it shows that you took pretty much the easiest courses, not the toughest (until the Senior Year when you are taking a ton of tough AP courses). Also, most schools will discount the PE grades senior year--so that moves the GPA down a little.</p>

<p>Still, based upon the GPA and test scores of 1060/1600 which is 1590/2400,
your chances at these schools are as follows:</p>

<li>Indiana University-Bloomington--Safe Match</li>
<li>Purdue University--Match</li>
<li>Michigan State University--Match</li>
<li>Florida State University--Safe Match to Match</li>
<li>University of South Carolina--Match</li>
<li>Auburn University--Match</li>
<li>Georgia State University--Safety</li>
<li>UMass Amherst--Safe Match</li>
<li>University of Alabama--Safe Match</li>
<li>University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)--Safe Match</li>
<li>Georgia Southern University--Safety</li>
<li>Kennesaw State University--Safety</li>

<p>If you wanted to, you could probably also get into the following schools:
University of Georgia--Match to Slight Reach
University of Iowa--Match
Ohio State (toughest of this list--it may be a slight reach)
University of Colorado--Boulder--Match
Clemson University--Match
Miami of Ohio--Match
University of Pittsburgh--Match</p>

<p>Here's a link which rates the business schools:</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>US News and World Report also puts out a ranking--which you can find on the "Business" link of collegeconfidential.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>Thank you very much for the response. I was wondering if you can define what a safety, safe-match, and match is?</p>

<p>By the way, I am thinking about cutting my list short to:
(In order)
1. Indiana University Bloomington
2. Purdue University
3. Michigan State University
4. Georgia State University
5. Auburn University
6. UMass Amherst
7. Georgia Southern University
8. Kennesaw State University</p>

<p>This varies slightly in how people use it, but I use this as follows:</p>

<p>Match--Better than 50% chance of acceptance
Safe Match--Better than 65% chance of acceptance
Safety--Better than 80% chance of acceptance</p>

<p>I also use Slight Reach--Between 40% and 50% chance of acceptance
Reach--Less than 40% chance of acceptance</p>

<p>P.S. My son is currently in his freshman year at Indiana University at Bloomington and likes it so far. (His rating of the school: 8/10). He's a business (finance) major.</p>

<p>I thought Indiana University would easily be a safety.</p>

<p>I thought Indiana University would easily be a safety.</p>

<p>I think you are right--I should have rated it a safety for you with that GPA. My mistake. But their average SAT score is about 1681/2400 now (1121/1600), though--which is above yours. see: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Of course, keep in mind that if you want to get into the business school there as a freshman, they have higher standards--but I think you've already met them with your GPA. If you apply early there, you should be able to get merit scholarship money as well--maybe between $1,000 and $7,500 a year ($4,000 to $30,000 total)--even as an out-of-state student.</p>