Hey guys! I am currently a freshman at VT and I intend to transfer to USC next fall as Applied and Computational Math major. I so far completed 19 credits and finished with a 3.94 GPA. I also have 38 credits transferred over from high school if that will have any significance. I am currently taking 17 credits this spring semester and I will have met all the required and recommended courses for my desired major by then.
As a high school student, I had a mix of As and Bs and finished with a 4.22 GPA. My SAT was a 1470 (M: 760, RW: 710) and my Math 2 Subject Test was a 750.
I would say my extracurriculars are pretty good because I continuously stayed involved in the area I wish to pursue. I have over 700+ volunteer hours from helping out in medical centers, American Red Cross, and other organizations to provide health safety. I volunteered in a veterans hospital in DC over the summer for four years where I spent time at the ER, OR, and Pharmacy and also gave back service to our veterans. I also volunteered at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where I helped my Occupational Therapy supervisor find useful technology for disabled soldiers. I also performed research in the 2019 summer where I primarily focused on Calcium signaling.
In my essays, I emphasized my goals to use data analytics in healthcare and what I hope to do and achieve at USC. For my recommendations, I asked my high school teacher from senior year instead of a professor because remote learning severely limited my relationships with them. I also asked another recommendation from one my supervisors at the veterans hospital. I don’t think USC really cares about recs since its optional but I still sent them incase if they’re helpful.
Will I have a good shot at USC to attend as a sophomore next fall? Appreciate any input!