Please chance me, feel free to give me ec advice!

Please chance me for the following schools (in order of those I am most likely to attend): UT Austin, Baylor, SMU, UNT, Rice, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkley, UCLA
I am a rising junior
State: Texas
Attended public high school with career tech options, I am set to be a certified phlebotomy technician this upcoming semester and a certified pharmacy tech senior year
Arab female

Intended Major(s)
Biomedical engineering and possibly psychology

GPA, Rank, and Test Scores

  • Unweighted HS GPA: 4.0
  • Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 103.5 (on 100 system)
  • Class Rank: 19/647 (top 3 percent)
    SAT Score: 1550

All honors/advanced classes, taking advanced French all four years as well as medical classes, AP World History and AP Human Geography, taking AP Psych this year as well two dual enrollments, at least three more APs senior year (French, Biology, Calculus)

Key club (junior class rep next year)
MSA officer
NHS officer
FMP (future medical professionals competition)
Competitive debate team
Volunteering with two STEM based nonprofits writing and editing articles to be published online as well as creating graphics
New York Academy of Sciences Junior Academy
1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program
Poetry published in 2 magazines
Black belt in Taekwondo
Volunteering with local community center, lead children’s events
(I am currently applying for an online internship and a research lab position at a local university)

If you read this all, thank you!

UCLA and UCB are test blind through the 2025 admission cycle so GPA and HS course rigor will be heavily weighted.

UC’s have their own GPA calculation (3 UC GPA’s) and only AP/IB and UC Transferable DE courses will be given the extra honors points for weighting as an Out of State applicant. They use 10-11th grades only for the UC a-g course requirements in their GPA calculation. Make sure if applying, you have a year of a Visual/Performing Arts course since this is a UC requirement.

UCLA and UCB should be considered Reach schools and make sure they are affordable at $65K/year with little to no financial aid as an OOS applicant.

Best of luck.

Thank you for replying! I took an art class over the summer between freshman and sophomore year, would this fulfill the requirement even though it is technically not in 10th grade?

The a-g course requirements must be fulfilled from 9th-12th grades. The GPA for the UC’s is based only the grades for classes taken the summer prior to 10th through the summer prior to 12th. As long as you have taken a VPA anytime during your 4 years in HS, you will be fine.

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Thanks so much!