<p>Hey, I'm an in-state sophomore in high school and I'm pretty interested in Tech. Except for math, I have taken the hardest schedule possible at my school, but in math I only took the second hardest math class for freshman and sophomores (on-level) and am hoping it won't be a major detriment to getting into GT. fy-I have a 3.8 Weighted GPA and will have taken 2 AP's by the end of this year and haven't gotten lower than a B in high school yet.</p>
<p>I am by no means bad at math, I was, however, EXTREMELY lazy during middle school and freshman year and didn't get put in the accelerated math classes. However, I am planning to take accelerated math 2 and accelerated math 3 junior year (my school uses the Integrated Math thing and also block schedule, so I will take acc math 2 first semester junior year, and acc math 3 second semester of junior year) and then AP Calc BC senior year.</p>
<p>So, to summarize, I have no idea how selective GT is and would like to know if I'm screwed lol</p>
<p>You need to challenge yourself particularly in math and science (take Honors, APs, IB, etc.) and your plan of taking AP Calc BC senior year is on the right track. </p>
<p>Two APs by end of sophomore year is a good start and shows academic rigor. Continue on that course and you should be fine.</p>
<p>If you can make it to AP Calc BC by senior year, you will be fine in terms of rigor. The real problem would be if your school offers AP Calc (AB or BC) and you didn’t take it. Tech really isn’t that interested in what you knew in 9th grade; they’re more interested in what you know (and have demonstrated to know via grades) by your senior year.</p>
<p>Just work to get your GPA up. A 3.8 weighted is probable below a 3.5 unweighted? If so, that is very low for GT. Ideally you want to be in the 3.7 range unweighted to be competitive.</p>
<p>^ It’s a 3.6 UW, but that was because of bad freshman year, where I got mixed A’s on B’s due to laziness.
But so far in my sophomore year during the first semester, I finished Honors Chem with a 93 (should’ve been a 95 but won’t go into that lol), Honors English with a 93, and math 2 with a 93. I would’ve had straight A’s, but I got left at an 89 in an elective with a terrible teacher who rearranged the grade categories with a couple weeks left in the semester, dropping my grade several points and without enough time to bring it up. But I’m hoping Tech wouldn’t care too much about being left out of an A by one point in a social studies elective. And I’m dominating the classes I have so far this semester.
tl;dr My GPA is on the way up lol</p>
<p>I’m not a current student, but I’m an accepted freshmen for the 2011-2012 Year and I’m planning on going to Tech.</p>
<p>I only made it to College Algebra (my high school splits Pre-calculus into two classes, College Algebra is the second half.) and I still got in, and I wasn’t valedictorian or anything like that either. So don’t stress it.</p>
<p>Edit: Just wanted to add, I’m also out-of-state.</p>