Few Extracurriculars and UCs

<p>Ok, UCLA admissions from what I've heard is very very numbers driven. I have seen the UCSD chart and they assign certain things certain points. For an example, if you have a 4.0 GPA, you're supposed to multiply it by 1000 points for 4000. </p>

<p>The minimum acceptance would be X points (Around 14000 for UCSD). Just google it. Since this is the UC, and the schools are related, the same concept is used with different emphasization on different things. </p>

<p>nvm i found it for you
<a href="http://www.geocities.com/kisasong/UCSDComprehensive.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.geocities.com/kisasong/UCSDComprehensive.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks for the help guys, should I bother applying to any good private colleges?</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=2955630#post2955630%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=2955630#post2955630&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>for my circumstances, freshman year killed me</p>

<p>That list is depressing for me</p>

<p>not sure if anyone mentioned this</p>

<p>but its quality, not quantity ;)</p>

<p>like iloveschool said.</p>

<p>OP I dont know why ur worrying about your ECs. I AM THE ONE who should (and I am) worrying about my stats.</p>

<p>Harding, I learned a few things last year as d went through it all---your summer poli sci class counts as a full year ap class-- i.e, in your uc gpa, it is equal to a weighted ap/honors class for 2 semesters. This is true even if you took it the summer after jr year. So possibly your uc gpa is higher than you thought? </p>

<p>Another factor that both Berkeley and UCLA are looking at is the number of semesters of certified honors/ap/college classes, grades 10-12. Senior year should also be the strongest. Averages published by ucla show 2006 admits had 20-22 honors/ap/college semesters grades 10-12. Look at your school's UC A-G course list to calculate how many you have. All APs count, and generally, only honors classes certified by uc and designed for juniors and srs. The number is considered in the context of your high school's course offerrings. So is an upward GPA trend. Frosh year doesn't matter at all.</p>

<p>Yes, employment IS considered, at least by berkeley. Another factor they will ask you is what is the money earned is used for. I wonder if you've seen the Hout report on Berkeley Comprehensive Admissions. <a href="http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/05/16_houtreport.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/05/16_houtreport.pdf&lt;/a>
Look specifically at the last ten pages. Lots of good info there. It shows scoring for employment.</p>

<p>In recent days, UCLA has announced that it will study the Berkeley comprehensive admissions process more closely, and apply a different methodolgy for life challenges. This makes the Hout report even more useful for ucla applicants. Also, at ucla admissions day, we were told that 92% of admits had done community service. </p>

<p>I hope this helps...</p>

<p>Thank you so much theocmom! I really hope they look at low-income as well as all the employment/volunteer etc?</p>