SDSU? UCSB? Kind of a long read but wicked interesting

<p>I'll admit I'm a slacker with an IQ of 158(actually paid for an official MENSA test) I don't study nor pay attention in class, but i do my homework :D.
I manage to pull off A's and B's so my GPA is around the range of 3.4ish The only subjects I like are history and music theory. (Which happen to be my two AP classes for this coming year) but this coming junior year I am very motivated to get straight A's. As for EC's I don't have any... I've just been demotivated these first two years of high school i think i smoke too much weed hahaha. Although this will change, I plan on joining Key Club (volunteer work) and the student council. Don't take me as some person with no hobbies I'm passionate about guitars, singing, the exploration of the human mind if you catch my drift, video games, discussing theory and philosophy, and i enjoy just being observant, a people watcher if you will. I'm a very good writer as my English teachers tell me so I know I'll write a convincingly killer application essay. (Does it help that I'm probably the most interesting person you'll ever meet???) I will also be moving out to CA with my family when I graduate so I will qualify for being a CA resident. I have not taken the SAT test but I am thoroughly preparing for it as you read this. </p>

<p>FOR THOSE LAZY TO READ HERE IT IS IN A NUTSHELL:
GPA- around 3.4, but still have junior year coming hoping to get straight A's</p>

<p>Schedule for Junior Year-
Normal English( Requesting to move up to Honors)
Normal Math (Math isn't my thing)
AP History
AP Music Theory
Spanish 5
Normal Chemistry</p>

<p>EC stuff-
Volunteer Club
Student Council
Does being involved with a band count? Writing music/Gigs etc..?</p>

<p>SAT- PREPPING ATM taking the PSAT this coming fall, stay tuned.... JK</p>

<p>UNIMPORTANT OF COURSE-
Vietnamese descent, first generation in this country</p>

<p>Is there a question?</p>

<p>I believe the question is sdsu or ucsb</p>

<p>To answer that, your SAT and SATIIs matter a lot. /If/ you do well on those and /If/ you get straight A's you have a good chance. But, if not....</p>

<p>yup, its the topic of this entire seciton of this forum. im just asking for my chances with both of these schools not a comparison.</p>

<p>"I believe the question is sdsu or ucsb"</p>

<p>As in "what are my chances?"</p>

<p>Ah! I see. NVM.</p>

<p>I believe the question is sdsu or ucsb</p>

<p>To answer that, your SAT and SATIIs matter a lot. If you do well on those and If you get straight A's you have a good chance. But, if not....</p>

<p>Not a "chance", but there are no essays for CSU's, and requirements for residency are hard to meet.</p>

<p>CSU Mentor is a good resource, as is Californiacolleges.edu</p>

<p><a href="http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/campuses_that_have_higher_standards.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/campuses_that_have_higher_standards.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/nonresidents.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/nonresidents.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="https://secure.californiacolleges.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://secure.californiacolleges.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>University</a> of California - Admissions</p>

<p>This says you can write a personal statement essay, and yeah i heard that residency is hard to meet, but you can do things like registering a vehicle to the state, voting, and stuff like that... correct?</p>

<p>Essay for UC's, but not for csu.(SDsu).</p>

<p>you can do things like registering a vehicle to the state, voting, and stuff like that... correct? </p>

<p>For most UC's you have to work and make enough money to live independently, and pay taxes, for a year before you apply.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/ca_residency.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/ca_residency.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Santa Barb
<a href="http://www.registrar.ucsb.edu/residenc.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.registrar.ucsb.edu/residenc.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>"Physical Presence: Establish a physical presence in California more than one year (366 days) immediately prior to the residence determination date of the term for which classification as a resident is requested. Continuous physical presence is not mandatory, but a student who leaves California after establishing residence has the burden of demonstrating that he/she intended to remain a California resident, and that his/her principal place of residence has been in California. It is the burden of the student to clearly demonstrate retention of California residence during periods of absence from the state."</p>

<p>"Financial Independence: Students who will not reach age 24 by December 31 of the year in which classification as a resident is requested, and who are not dependent upon a natural or adoptive parent who satisfies University requirements as a resident for tuition purposes,will be required to satisfy the University’s self-sufficiency requirement in addition to the 366 day physical presence and intent requirements. It should be noted that this requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduates who do not have a parent domiciled in California to qualify for classification as a resident at a University of California campus. "</p>

<p>"Financial Independence: Students who will not reach age 24 by December 31 of the year in which classification as a resident is requested, and who are not dependent upon a natural or adoptive parent who satisfies University requirements as a resident for tuition purposes,will be required to satisfy the University’s self-sufficiency requirement in addition to the 366 day physical presence and intent requirements. It should be noted that this requirement makes it extremely difficult for most undergraduates who do not have a parent domiciled in California to qualify for classification as a resident at a University of California campus. "</p>

<p>If this is the case I think I'm all set since I'll be moving out with my parents who will obviously pay taxes and stuff.</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure you have to live here a year or graduate from a California HS.When are they moving?</p>

<p>we are moving when i graduate, but i just realized that it has now come a very confusing situation haha. My parents bought property in California a year ago and pay the property taxes for it, I wonder if this would count?</p>

<p>Don't forget the art requirement, and OOS honors doesn't get extra points.</p>