Twins - only one received supplement

<p>So I am a twin. We both have low gpas (our father wouldn't allow us to participate in school very much) mine is a 3.9 SAT: 2030 hers 3:8 SAT:1830, We both applied to UC's and explained about our father and the reason behind our low scores in our essay, though my sister applied international relations and talked about our cultural background and how it will aid her in this endeavor, where as I just wrote about my life and inspirations and applied undeclared. She has received a supplement request from both UC Berk/ UCLA and I have not received either. I am so discouraged, I at least thought we both would probably not get in! Does that mean I am just rejected since they don't even want extra info from me and I am very low on the chance-scale? Is she more likely a candidate cause her major and her interest she expressed? OR could it possibly be that even though I am LOW BORDERLINE they already decided to accept me because my SAT. Honest answers here!</p>

<p>Clearly one of you lied and wrote about being a twin to undermine the other. </p>

<p>Honest answer: don't overthink it at this point. What's done is done. You can't change what's on your application now. Enjoy senior year of high school.</p>

<p>very hard to say, but one factor that seems to appeal to the admissions committee is idealism and potential impact on the world - the international relations major and something in the essay may have hinted that she might go on to serve the larger community and benefit from the experiences, history and resources at Cal. Just one of many factors they look at (and look for). However, that doesnt explain UCLA which is a bit less focused on this particular trait and seems to give a bit more emphasis to traditional stats and ECs. Not sure what triggered both schools, could just be an impression or a possible interpretation of something in her application, not a fact but a sentence or two somewhere, that both adcoms jumped on. </p>

<p>Very hard to say from outside, since the results of admissions can appear pretty random and inexplicable when we simply look at the CC list of stats, ECs, backgrounds and recap of the essay.</p>

<p>However, with holis</p>

<p>I see. Any other input? Competition with a twin sucks. I am just so down in the dumps about this .</p>

<p>you might be in the 'definite admit' pile and she in the borderline group.</p>

<p>How is that possible if my gpa was so low?</p>

<p>they send out the supplements to people who are on the borderline of getting in. </p>

<p>Your stats are higher than hers. You're probably in.</p>

<p>Yet her essay may have been more inspiring. I am low border for Berkeley based on the avg gpa so I'm confused</p>

<p>Maybe you'll both get the questionnaire ... Berkeley is still handing them out.</p>

<p>I don't know. It seems unlikely. If your gpa is low like mine, I feel like I should have gotten it.</p>

<p>You seem to be really caught up about your gpa. Not sure if your 3.9 is weighted or unweighted (it's a little low if it's weighted). Whether you're an admit or not will probably determine on your essays.</p>

<p>Yes , I'm aware of that. That's all stated in my first post.</p>

<p>More input would be appreciated!</p>

<p>Bump. Anyone? I know I should not be preoccupied by this, but I can't help it.</p>

<p>All the applicants become completely obsessive between February and March. This happens every year ... it's only natural since you have such a long wait for such an important event (college acceptance). So be preoccupied, just don't neglect your school work.</p>