UCSB acceptance to Honors program=acceptance to UCLA?

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>UCLA is my dream school. My parents went there, we attend BruinWoods, and I have been completely indoctrinated to hate USC ever since I could talk. No really, "I hate USC" were my first words as a child.</p>

<p>I was accepted to UCSB college honors program yesterday and was wondering, do students who are typically accepted into that program have a higher acceptance rate at UCLA, from past experience? Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Stats:
SAT: N/A
ACT: 30 (E:33, R:33, M:29, S:26, Essay 10)
SAT IIs: Terrible, had the flu. USH 700, Lit 590 (AP Scores 5 and 4, respectively)
GPA: 3.92 UW, 4.4-4.5W
Rank: N/A
Other stats: AP Psych- 4, AP Art History-4, Ap Lit-4, AP US-5
Subjective:
Essays: Strongest part of my application, IMO.
Teacher Recs: Do they even matter at this school?
Counselor Rec: ?
Hook (if any): Interned on Capitol Hill 6 weeks, lived on my own, for a Senator. Student Body President in 11th Grade.
State or Country: California
School Type: Private
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Gender: Male
Other Factors/Hook?: Major upward trend in grades (straight A's in 3 APs last year)</p>

<p>Thanks for your input guys and good luck to all!</p>

<p>I know people who were accepted into UCSB honors who weren't accepted to UCLA, so there's no guarantee.</p>

<p>accepted into honors at UCSB and accepted to UCLA are two independent events</p>

<p>I don't think that getting one means getting the other, but I do think you have a very good shot at UCLA (~match).</p>

<p>WOW. I can't believe people are actually trying to relate these things. UCSB acceptance to Honors program=UCSB acceptance to Honors program. Like nbui3 said, TWO INDEPENDENT EVENTS.</p>

<p>Hey, no reason to be edgy mrMOO, I was just asking a question. Thanks for your responses.</p>

<p>Yea but its kind of common sense to know you can't really correlate these 2 things. THey're different schools</p>

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Yea but its kind of common sense to know you can't really correlate these 2 things. THey're different schools

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<p>Not necessarily. For example, if you've been admitted to Stanford, does that mean you'll get into UCLA? Most likely, yes. They're two different schools, of course, but you see the idea. This is clearly an extreme example--so extreme, in fact, that if that were the topic of the thread, I'd wonder how the OP got into Stanford--but when it's not quite so extreme, the difference is a bit fuzzier, thus prompting the OP to ask about it.</p>

<p>It's a legitimate question. Regardless, based on what he's posted, he has a good shot at UCLA.</p>

<p>alas, nothing is certain in this world. x3 actually, somethings are certain, just not colleges lol</p>