i love rice, 3.7 gpa

<p>i am a junior in a very competitive high school.
my grades freshman year pretty much sucked, so i went from a 87 freshman year to a 92 sophomore, and on the rise again this year. </p>

<p>i'm smart, i just went to a test based high school with out knowing how to take tests because in my middle school i maybe took 2 tests a year. </p>

<p>i calculated my gpa on a 4.0 scale using rice's conversion system and got a 3.7.</p>

<p>i will have good sat scores (2300) and sat IIs hopefully 750 at least. </p>

<p>i am taking several APs and have plenty of extra curriculars, so my biggest problem is my gpa. </p>

<p>really just want to know if it is at all possible for someone with a 3.7 gpa to get it.</p>

<p>please help me!</p>

<p>How do you know you'll have a 2300 SAT?</p>

<p>because i am determined.
and have a master study plan.</p>

<p>Ok, it's great to hope for that, but don't rely on it. If you're not a good test takers it will be really hard. Also if you are a good test taker it will be really hard. There are many people who study for insanely long times and can't get a score that high. </p>

<p>If everything is as great as you say it is, and your hypothetic situation works out, then you have a pretty good shot at Rice. However, I want to emphasize that, as you are only a sophomore and haven't seen how everything is going to turn out, I wouldn't rely on it.</p>

<p>Also, what was your PSAT score? If you want to get a 2300 as a senior, you're most likely going to have to be above 200 as a sophomore, probably higher.</p>

<p>Is your GPA weighted or unweighted?</p>

<p>Do not convert your GPA unless your school specifically asks you to. Rice accepts the numeric grade as is. I submitted all my scores as %, not a letter grade GPA.</p>

<p>Couple other things: What is your rank? I applied and got in with an 82 cumulative average, although I was second in my class. At the end of the day, the score matters much less than how everyone else did and what the Strength of Schedule is.</p>

<p>my school doesn't do ranks, but i think 50% of the people at my school have above an 85 average, so im in the top 50%.</p>

<p>by Strength of Schedule, if you classes
-Japanese (for 3 years)
-computer science -93
as a junior:
-ap bio
-ap us history
-ap language and composition
as a senior:
-ap lit
-ap chem
-ap micro or macro economics
-ap calc</p>

<p>oh and the gpa is unweighted</p>

<p>Can you get a more specific %? Like top 5%, top 15% etc.</p>

<p>Top 50% is a large pool and if you are close to the mean, it will be very hard to get in.</p>