UW Honors Program

<p>Can someone help figure it out? I know it's prestigious and better than UW, but how hard is it to get in and if I apply and get rejected from honors can I still get into regular UW?</p>

<p>Here's my resume.</p>

<p>California, Male, White
Want to major in Bioengineering</p>

<p>Weighted GPA 3.98 (however it was due to a very low freshman year GPA (3.33/3.47), Soph (4.0/4.0) and Junior year (4.5/4.5)
Unweighted GPA: 3.73</p>

<p>ACT: 32 (33 M, 25 E, 35 S, 35 R 10 on essay)
SAT: 1960 (740 M, 630 W, 590 CR 12 on essay)
Just took SAT II's:Predictions are Math II-800 Physics-700</p>

<p>AP Tests 4's on USH, Lang, Calc AB
3's on Physics B, European History</p>

<p>Essays: Essays should be strong as my writing is pretty good.
Recs: Should be fairly decent</p>

<p>EC's
Created a Mud Run which raised $10,000 for charity
AP Scholar with distinction
VP of NHS and CSF
President of MUN
Multiple delegate awards
Founder of Cuban Culture Club
Top Scholar award and Scholar Athlete at my school
Varsity Golf(3 year captain), Water Polo (All-League/Hold various school and league records), and Swim
played football and basketball as well but had to quit due to injury
150 Community Service Hours
Mows Lawns
Math Scholar of the year
Senior of the Month (recognized my the state)</p>

<p>Help me out thanks!</p>

<p>"I know it's prestigious and better than UW, but how hard is it to get in and if I apply and get rejected from honors can I still get into regular UW?"</p>

<p>You need to be accepted into "regular UW" before the Honors program even looks at your application.</p>

<p>As for the prestige and "better than" UW, I think that's pretty relative. I don't see Honors students looking down on others, and in many, MANY cases, I see regular students doing as well, or even better, than Honors students in their respective departments. Remember that in the long run, the job (or graduate school) after finishing your undergrad will be determining a large part of your future, not your Honors diploma. </p>

<p>I would say you're a very competitive applicant for the program. The make or break at this point is now is your essays. You're going to have to think out of the box as well as show how you have an interdisciplinary approach to whatever topic the essays are about (they're different every year). </p>

<p>Degree requirements (may be useful in deciding how to write essays): UW</a> Honors - Honors Core Curriculum - for students entering Autumn 2010 and after</p>

<p>Annual Reports: UW</a> Honors - UW Honors Program - Annual Reports</p>

<p>I think my essays will be one of my best attributes, but I need to start crafting them. Thank you though for helping me further understand the program :D</p>

<p>Great! It's really hard to tell exactly what admissions is looking for, to be honest. Good luck!</p>

<p>Yeah and the essay prompts are kind of simple with much room for abstract thought, but hopefully I can knead it into a good essay that's also quirky :D</p>

<p>Bump me please</p>