<p>I'm just wondering, what does ILR look for in applicants. I know Cals selects highly based on fit and i'm just wondering to what extent ILR does the same? And if they do select based on fit, what exactly shows sombody to be a fit for ILR?</p>

<p>My daughter was strong academically, but not the best All of her SAT and SAT II's were above 700. She was in the top 5% of her class. But I think the thing that got her in was being very involved in an extracurricular related to the school she applied to.</p>

<p>I think this because my son was not accepted with the exact same total SAT and basically the same class rank. The difference is they applied to different school's and had differet extracuricular's.</p>

<p>was she ilr by any chance?</p>

<p>Fit. Interest in the things regarding ILR topics. Social Sciences/Humanitarian Concerns. Etc. =]</p>

<p>Hmm... Ive taken AP courses which include Psychology, Economics, US History, European History, and Statistics along with a couple others. I have also taken non-AP classes in anthropology, government, and several classes in business ed. Any chance any of those classes show my fit for IRL. I have some cpmmunity service related to humanitarian concerns, but it is limited.</p>

<p>yes those are good fits for ILR...but on your application you have to show WHY you're interested in ILR specifically vs traditional business, government, psychology majors!</p>

<p>I guess thats where my essay comes in. But, I'm just wondering, what EC's would show your interest in ILR specifically?</p>

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<p>it depends what kind of work you want to do with your ILR you want to move on to non-profit agencies, grad/professional school?</p>

<p>do summer college and take OB or take a few classes related to the ILR curriculum at your local community college</p>

<p>Industrial and Labor Relations = ILR</p>

<p>It doesn't have to be ONE EC. For me, it was my reading interests/debate that my essay focused on as a means for 'fit'. Yeah, I took classes that pertained. But, I believe it was my essay that helped.</p>

I'm currently most interested in going into Human Resources but I'm not 100% yet</p>

<p>Also... how beneficial would it be for me to take AP Calc AB vs no math as a senior.(ive already taken AP stat)</p>

Yes my D is an ILR major. She emphasized in her essays her EC's and courses related to ILR. She founded and was captain of the debate club in her HS. (And went to nationals) She took courses her senior year such as Participation in Government, etc. </p>

<p>You need to make it sound as if this major is truly what you are interested in.</p>

<p>AP CALCULUS is useful if you want to take Advanced Economics classes that require CALCULUS as a prerequisite for enrollment...</p>

<p>in general it's best if you have 4 x 4 (4 science, 4 math, 4 english, 4 history) in high school...</p>

<p>take Calculus if thats the only math you have yet to take b/c if you score a 3 or higher you can be exempt from the ILR MATH TEST REQUIREMENT</p>

<p>Yes, AP Calc would be better than no AP Calc. If you get at least a 3 on the exam, you'll get 4 credits that you can apply towards your ILR electives (you can apply a certain number of math credits), will be better prepared for intermediate economic theory if you decide to take it, can take the more advanced ILRLE 440 instead of ILRLE 240 (labor economics), and ILR admissions would probably rather see that you had calculus than an easy class or a free period.</p>

<p>would AP physics be similarly advantageous over standard?</p>

<p>I would encourage you to go for AB Calc, even if you're not a math natural (like me!) A 3,4, or 5 on even AB will place you out of the university's math requirement, so if you're not great at calculus, you can focus on taking more math classes you are good at, like Stats. </p>

<p>As for fit with ILR, I would second everyone above with concentrating on your essay and making it clear to admissions that you can't get the kind of education you want from any other school. My interests are all over history and the social sciences, so I tried to bring them together since I knew that ILR was comprehensive enough to cover all of them. Your plans for HR are awesome, since it's such a rare field to be offered at the undergrad level... and ILR is one of the few that does! I'm sure you can write a first-rate essay with such a specific and very ILR career plan.</p>

<p>thanks everybody for all your advice!! How much am i going to be hurt in addmissions by the fact that i lack any real related work or volenteer experience. I know that that can be a deal breaker for hotel applicants, but is it also one for ilr?</p>