Hello all! With EA decisions coming out so soon, I thought I would offer myself as a resource for FC admits. I wish I had someone on this forum last year to answer questions. I am in my second semester here, which means I am no longer in FC.
-29 ACT / 1260 SAT
-3.3 Unweighted GPA
-pretty extensive list of extracurriculars: 60+ hours service, student leadership, two sports
So UMD does get picky with private, in state schools. So that’s one thing that may have an effect. However, a common thread across the FC students I’ve met is SAT scores lower than 1300. With his scores, I would say he might get fall admission. I had a similar weighted GPA.
Maryland has a reputation of accepting more students from public schools than private. Add the in-state dynamic and it’s even more selective.
Hopefully this makes sense.
At my high school, everyone was aware of these tendencies, and therefore getting into Maryland was very competitive. It varies school to school, though, based on location/demographics and such.
Thank you @merrillf ! My son will definitely be happy with a Spring/FC admit. He has a 1320 SAT and 92 UW GPA. Hoping I’ll be back on this thread with questions for you in the next few days. It sounds like a fantastic option.