What are the chances of me being accepted to the UofA?

<p>I'm currently a junior.</p>

<p>-2.7 GPA (1 AP class, 4 Honors)</p>

<p>-1210 SAT</p>

<p>-22 ACT</p>

<p>-150+ hours of community service</p>

<p>-tons of extracarricular activities</p>


<p>Out of State, California</p>

<p>You'll probably get in no problem. I got in with 2.52 unweighted (no AP or honors), male, Asian, Washington, 1580/2400 SAT and a moderate amount of extracurriculars</p>

<p>Huynh823, what month did you apply?</p>

<p>your from oos cookie? 38.7k is alot to pay but u should get in. Does anyone know know if we turn in final transcripts, or we dont have to turn any more when were accepted?</p>

<p>I submitted my application on 01/31/10 (I think) and was accepted 03/11/10.</p>

<p>huynh did u submit ur fafsa? because i think you missed the priority deadline 0_0</p>

<p>Yeah. I missed the priority deadline. But I called the office of finanical aid and scholarships the other day and they told me that they just received more money to distribute to the students. They are redoing the financial aid and students that had previously received finanical aid are going to have theirs rescinded for a little bit. New financial aid information shouldn't be available any later than the second week of May.</p>

<p>whoa really? does that mean my fa package might change? because i submitted mine like in february. and its cool to see more money coming in</p>

<p>tinytank32, I am from OOS.</p>

<p>Btw, Huynh did you have any teacher recommendations? and an essay?</p>

<p>Yeah I think that means your aid package may change. I also hope that this means I won't be penalized for doing my FAFSA so late.</p>

<p>Most colleges don't ask for any recommendations unless you're appealing a rejection. UA didn't ask for any. I can still view my application. </p>

<p>I'll paste my essay here for you guys. I personally think it's garbage...well the second paragraph anyway.</p>

Before I was about midway through my junior year of high school, I was a superstitious person. This may be because of my parents and family who originate from Vietnam. Much of Vietnamese culture revolves around the superstitious and the majority of them believe in most of it. Then, I started doubting one belief after another, and started looking into the topic a little more. Apparently, the dictionary definition of "superstition" is that it is an unfounded belief not based on reason or scientific knowledge. I am not sure who would be attracted to a word with such a negative definition. As I became more educated on various kinds of fortune telling, astrology, omens, spirituality, life after death, and et cetera, I adopted the naturalistic philosophical worldview. I became a huge proponent of scientific inquiry and skepticism - the opposite of what those of the same ethnic origin of me. All this occurred with me still respecting their beliefs of course. I learned to not trust anything without concrete evidence or scientific substantiation. The old Latin phrase "Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur" came to my attention during my research. It means, "What is asserted without reason, may be dismissed without reason." It is now a favorite maxim of mine that I now live by. I began to engage in freethought - the ability to think unhindered by the potentially harmful influences of authority, tradition, and dogma. It's a capability that many people never gain - resulting in a close-minded and limited way of thinking. What a tragedy.</p>

<p>One of the reasons I am choosing the University of Arizona is because it is an NROTC school. In addition to applying to the University of Arizona, I am also applying for the NROTC scholarship in hopes of becoming a commissioned military officer after college. Since the combination of desire to serve in the armed forces and the worldview I hold as described earlier is such a rarity, I am frequently labeled the “non-military type.” However, that has not deterred me. Every prospective service member always gets asked the question, “Why?” One of my answers to that question is that I want to be able to try out a variety of enterprises one can take in life. Too many people erroneously think that going to a university or college is mutually exclusive with military service. The NROTC program allows one to do both and I see that as an appealing offer.


<p>Edit: It's pretty much a free-prompt so you can write about anything you like.</p>

<p>Oh wow that's it?</p>

<p>I thought you had to write like a full 5 paragraph essay.. lol</p>

<p>Huynh, I have another question.</p>

<p>About the FASFA thing, I know they give you the amount of aid you need based on your income.</p>

<p>My dad works but my mom doesn't. Out of the two, who's income do I write down?</p>

<p>Nah. Most schools have about a 600 character limit. Which is about how much I did.</p>

<p>FAFSA accounts for everyone in your family with an income. Your EFC is not determined based on any single employed person in your family. Your EFC will be determined by the total family income (among other factors). You'll end up putting in your dad's income and your mom's income as 0.</p>

<p>Okay one last question.</p>

<p>When they look at you transcript, would they care if you got any D's or F's?</p>

<p>Or do they just care about the GPA?</p>

<p>Because in 10th grade I failed Pre Cal</p>

<p>I also got like 3 Ds but I made them up in summer school and got As</p>

<p>Eh. I have no idea what to tell you on that. As little as I worked in high school, I never failed a class. But I still think you should be fine :)</p>

<p>hmmm... well do you know if they check your grades? or just your GPA?</p>

<p>All schools will have you request your high school to send an official transcript...which will include your grades.</p>

<p>yea, 3 failed classes is quite alot 0_0 i guess all u can do is finish off your junior year strong</p>

<p>Tinytank32, thanks for the great confidence booster.</p>

<p>These confidence boosters only boost the confidence of those who haven't applied and it does the opposite for those are are committed lol</p>