Hi all! Back at it again with yet another update!
I’ve finalized all my essays, gotten all my LORs, filled out most of my CSU and UC apps, as well as applied for an EA school. I’m stressing about my chances of getting into these schools, but all the schools on my list are universities that I would feel happy attending!
Financial info: My parents will be contributing up to half the tuition every year, and I will be working a part-time job to cover part of the costs, as well as taking out a loan to cover the rest of the costs.
- US citizen
- State/Location of residency: California (Silicon Valley)
- Type of high school: competitive high school with 500 graduating students each year, not ranked though
- Gender/Race/Ethnicity: Asian female
- Other special factors: First-gen for UC/CSU, but not first gen for private schools
Depends on each school, but for USFCA (already applied) I chose nursing. Alternate major: accounting
The rest of the schools I will apply to, Biology and Accounting (order is switched for some schools) will be my primary and alternate majors.
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 3.656
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 3.81
- Class Rank: N/A
- ACT/SAT Scores: 1390 but not submitting to any school
10th - AP Spanish Language (Score: 5)
11th - AP Spanish Literature, AP Music Theory (didn’t take & won’t take tests)
12th - Applied Math Honors, English 12 Honors (planning to take)
ABRSM Violin Exam Level 5 passed with Merit
- Junior Counselor for summer camp (1 summer)
- Violin for 14 years (lessons, symphony)
- German Club (Secretary)
- Asian Tradition + Culture Club (Secretary)
UC Essays: 8-8.5/10
USFCA Supplementals: 9/10
LOR: Spanish teacher 10/10 (knows me very well, super sweet teacher) + English teacher 9/10 (knows me pretty well, did very well in his class)
Cost Constraints / Budget
Not much constraints, however would like to preferably stay between the range of 10k to 30k (qualify for financial aid most likely for UC, maybe not CSU, but definitely for USFCA)
Safety (certain admission and affordability)
Sonoma State University
Monterey Bay State University
Fresno State University
Sacramento State University
Stanislaus State University
UC Santa Cruz
Rest of the UC’s
Santa Clara University
I know it seems like I have a lot more safety schools than matches, but I really want to be sure that I have a wide selection when it comes to picking out the school I ultimately attend. As I mentioned, I would be happy to attend any of these schools, if they offer me a chance, that is! Let me know what my chances are for these schools Thank you so much for reading!