For all of you that want to make "Chance me" threads.

<p>I am just going to throw in my two cents on this matter.</p>

<p>Simply put, you ALL have a chance. Whether you be in the top half instead of top 10%, or even if you are OOS instead of in-state.</p>

<p>The fact of the matter is, from what I have seen, UF is what I call a "wild card" school to get into. By that I mean that one can get in with "low" stats and one can just as easily get rejected with "stellar" stats.</p>

<p>Although some with "stellar" stats (i.e. high GPA/SAT/ACT/EC/Leadership etc.....etc) may easily be viewed as having an above average chance, that is not always the case.</p>

<p>All of you come in here asking for our opinion. Let me say that again: OUR opinion. That means you are asking a group of strangers (no offense if i did offend anyone). OUR opinions on your chance me thread are based off a MASSIVE amount of things.</p>

<p>Take me for example. I was not the most stellar student, but you can bet I tried my hardest. I did however have an overloading amount of ECs and some leadership positions. What does this mean as far as me judging "chance me" threads? It means that I view the information presented to me by you completely. Other users, on the other hand, may solely base their judgement on your application info off numeric stats.</p>

<p>So let me say this: you ALL have a chance, while some may be viewed as having a better chance solely on the grounds some of their stats are above average. BUT please do NOT fret over what we say. I know waiting for that day in February can be annoying as hell and it can really get to you (I applied last year), but trust me, fretting over wondering what other people think about your odds of getting in will not make that notification day come any faster.</p>

<p>That is all I have to say. Best of luck to all of you :)</p>

<p>gpowsang</p>

<p>This is a great post. You are very correct and are giving good advice. As an example, there was a thread that started last spring for kids who got 1300 or greater on the SAT and got rejected. It was crazy how many posted to that thread that did not get in. On the other side of it, my daughter got in with a 1210 SAT score not quite in the top 10% of her HS class. Her strengths were leadership positions, strong grades in AP and honors classes and what I thought was a great essay. To be honest, I never thought she would get in, but through the whole process, I encouraged her to go for it and to do everything possible to make it happen. She worked very hard on her essay and application and had many others read it and make suggestions, including 2 of her English teachers in HS. My advice is to spend time on your resume and your essay. It does make a difference. </p>

<p>Also, do not write your essay on the subjects everyone chooses and don't write it about how your parents are alumni and the reason you want to go to UF is because you always dreamed about it since you were a toddler. Be real and write a mature essay that still sounds like it is written by an 18 year old student. They are good at smelling out those that are not sincere. The admissions people will tell you that even though people don't believe them, the SAT score receives the lowest weight in your application. Based on what I have seen, I believe them.</p>

<p>Bump for all new people.</p>

<p>gpowsang</p>

<p>Bump for all you new people.</p>

<p>-gpowsang</p>

<p>This is good. I consider it like this, everyone has a 50/50 chance if they meet the minimum requirements, point blank, sure UF average stats are high for freshman but there are these programs for students who did not have the 4.0 gpa and stellar test scores and are still admitted but have to start in the summer or sometimes spring. And who can say you won't be that student so its like 50/50. The ones with the best grades and test scores still have 50/50 as well.</p>

<p>^
That is not true at all. At my school they have a scatter-gram through the program Naviance that displays those who were rejected or accepted with a certain GPA or SAT, and those who had above a 1350 SAT and 4.2 GPA were admitted nearly 90% of the time. If you factor in those who took AP classes I'm sure it would be closer to 100%.</p>

<p>If you are qualified to get admitted to the honors program at UF, it is pretty comical to say you only have a 50% chance at basic admission. UF has a methodology where if you have strong test scores, a strong GPA, and have taken AP classes, it is extremely likely you will get admitted, even if you have sub-par EC's and essay. Holistic admissions is a facade that allows the university to legally practice ethnic and socio-economic based affirmative action. </p>

<p>The message to take away from gpowsang is to always have hope, regardless of test scores or GPA.</p>

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This is good. I consider it like this, everyone has a 50/50 chance if they meet the minimum requirements, point blank, sure UF average stats are high for freshman but there are these programs for students who did not have the 4.0 gpa and stellar test scores and are still admitted but have to start in the summer or sometimes spring. And who can say you won't be that student so its like 50/50. The ones with the best grades and test scores still have 50/50 as well.

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<p>The average Florida football-loving schmuck (not that it's wrong to love their football program) that applies to UF to give it its 30% admit rate sees it as a lottery, but the truth is quite the opposite.</p>

<p>see: University</a> of Florida - Admissions</p>

<p>@ryan82, true but I will say lower qualified students from my high school every one of them who applied to UF was accepted. The other half who meet those scores/gpa were admitted as well; so I felt that every one had an opportunity. UF even said it themselves "yes our stats are high but we have holistic admission reviews" in so many words. Thsts why some people on here tell those "chance me" thread posters to just give it a shot no matter if people said u have a 30%, 25%, 60% and so forth chance just try it and see what happened. I do believe valedictorians have REALLY good chances and students who are qualified for honors; but I have seen some of those students get denied too. So you know just tell them to apply the worst is No and there are other opportunities here in Florida.</p>

<p>BTW (At my high school I believe they had a UF Recruiter). So that could also be a factor. </p>

<p>@gthopeful, Thanks for that link because those percentages that are on there for admitted students can be the percentages for those chance me threads =) So we should direct everyone to site.</p>

<p>Hello, I'm currently a 'dual-enrolled' (DE) high school junior in the state of Georgia. I am officially enrolled at a public Georgia high school, as well as, a 4 year accredited public university. I have taken all my classes, since beginning the program, at Clayton State University (18 hours/semester). By my graduation date, May of '11, I will have approximately 85 transferable semester credit hours, an associates of the arts degree, and my high school diploma. My weighted GPA by UF standards will be approximately 4.02. My SAT score is 1970 and my ACT composite is 28. I have worked 25+ hours a week as a manager at the same establishment for over 2 years, I have been an active volunteer at our local hospital, and I am also the first concurrent high school student to graduate, from my campus, with an associate's degree. I am aware that because of my situation, my application for the Summer/Fall of '11 will be evaluated twice, as a transfer and a freshman, and I am also applying as an 'in-state' resident for tuition purposes. Any insight or input would be greatly appreciated, also, anyone willing to share any knowledge about transferring to UF directly from a DE program would be very helpful. Despite its possible irrelevance, I am openly gay, I'm unsure if being a member of a sexual minority will increase my chances. Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>-Ted</p>

<p>Stats:
GPA: 4.02
SAT: 1970
ACT: 28</p>