Hopeful Future UW Student

<p>I am currently a junior in high school, withh a gpa of about 3.75 all through high school. Is this too low to get into UW? I am willing to retake classes next year to replace any bad grades, but not if it is unnecessary. Can someone tell me if I need to or not? Thanks (:</p>

<p>Depends. If they are all easy academic classes, then you will need to take Pre-AP/Honors classes and/or AP classes if your school offers them.</p>

<p>However, if you have already taken some and continue to do so, I would say that you are in.</p>

<p>^What just4ivayo said</p>

<p>Just don't forget that it's not all grades. Make sure your test score is solid, extra curriculars are well written, and spend most of your time on essays. They seem to make the most difference.</p>

<p>I have been in multiple honors classes and plan to make 4 AP classes next year. And I am working on my ACT and SAT scores, I've done quite a bit of volunteer work (and plan to do much more this summer) and I'll be sure to put a lot of effort into my essays. Thanks for the advice! (:</p>

<p>I've noticed that they look highly on extracurricular activities. There were a few people who did lots of community service with very average SAT scores (1600-1700) and got in but then there were people with 2100 SAT scores with no extracurriculars at all and ended up getting rejected so its very good of you that you are volunteering. This doesn't mean you can slack off on your SATs though. Work hard and hope for the best :]</p>

<p>That gives me hope! Thank you! (: I'll be sure to focus on my extracurriculars. Does any one know about OOS scholarships from UW? My sister just filled out a FAFSA a few months ago and my parents are expected to give approx. 15,000 (which is more than they are actually willing to give) but I would be an OOS student. Can I still qualify for any type of scholarship/ financial aid from UW?</p>

<p>As far as I know, you can almost certainly forget about scholarships from UW if you're OOS. However, I may be wrong.</p>

<p>keep up the good work!
apply early
make yourself a round person - gpa, sat, extracurriculars, and good essays</p>