Thank you for taking the time to read this. My dream school is the University at Buffalo. UB is my top choice and I’ve worked extraordinarily hard this past year to ensure my chances.
As a sophomore, I suffered from some severe mental health issues which left me out of school with poorer grades my last semester. But this past year as a junior I took advanced classes and earned all A’s and a couple of B’s and worked hard to prove that I was much more than a small bump in the road since last year’s incident.
My first concern is about SAT scores. My SAT score is a 1030 overall, which I know is a little low for UB. Unfortunately I’m unavailable the other testing days before applications, as I plan to apply early. I just wanted to check in to see if this would hurt my chances because of this score and if I should completely rule out UB altogether because of this?
My last comment and concern is writing. I plan to enter UB (hopefully) as a film studies major in hopes to become a screenwriter one day. My ultimate goal is to write scripts for horror movies and I clearly envision UB helping me achieve and pave this path to success. Do you think that if I sent in a couple of my short stories and creative writing pieces and essays as part of a portfolio, admissions or a department head could look it over? If so, would this influence my chance of admission to UB? I adore UB’s program and love the craft and time they put into their students passion.
I apologize for bombarding with you all of this information about myself but I do know when I see my future, I see UB.
I have also seen kids from my high school’s stats on Naviance and they have like high 80 GPAs and 1000 SATs. I’m not sure though if that is legit or not.
thank you all so much!!!