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UT Austin chances please :)

johnnyzxzjohnnyzxz 429 replies65 threads Member
edited August 2012 in Texas Colleges
Already posted somewhere else, but posting here for extra insight..

I've been dreading doing this.. but I probably should

My school does not rank or provide unweighted GPAs. I have a 4.0 weighted GPA.

2160 SAT. Got a 1440 on CR and M, the average for McCombs is 1350. Oh yeah, I want to go to the business school. I'm from in state also.

Over 350 hours of community service (ive volunteered for almost 6 organizations throughout high school). I also won Volunteer of the year for friendship circle, an organization for which I volunteered 100+ hours.

I'm OK in the leadership department - nothing too impressive, but I was class rep in student council and I'm running for school president next year. I also singlehandedly started the student led newspaper and I'm head editor and founder (i spend at least 3 hours a week on this)

My extracurriculars are OK too - I've been involved in a couple of things, again nothing impressive. I can get one or two rec. letters from teachers that recognize my potential and success and that know me very well, but does McCombs even look at those letters?

I have worked with 2 different companies throughout hs and I'm a pretty decent essay writer, but haven't began writing them yet.

I am also applying very early, probably around first week of September.

Edit: I am Hispanic, speak 3 languages, and I'm also writing the Optional Essay C (the special condition is that we dont speaking English at home). I am also taking a very rigorous schedule my senior year, with 6 APs.

So, chances for McCombs? Thanks!

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edited August 2012
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  • rushedmomrushedmom 622 replies7 threads Member
    What is your unweighted GPA? your test scores look great!
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  • johnnyzxzjohnnyzxz 429 replies65 threads Member
    My school doesn't provide unweighted GPAs, but I have a weighted 4.0 out of 5.0

    To give you a rough idea... the smartest girl in my class has a 4.7, smartest guy has a 4.4

    Edit: Thanks btw, I don't normally have people on CC tell me that my scores are that good. Feels good to hear it every once in a while, lol :)
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  • Ya YaYa Ya 1139 replies19 threads Senior Member
    In-state acceptance is based on rank. You have to talk to your counselor and ask in what percentile you are. Schools that don't rank must provide this information.

    How many students are in your class? Difference between 4.0 and 4.7 for a class of 500 students or 50 will put you in very different percentiles.
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  • johnnyzxzjohnnyzxz 429 replies65 threads Member
    Schools that don't rank must provide this information.

    My school is very unorganized and does not provide percentile information.
    There are 12 kids in my class.
    My school would never rank. It would hurt the students too much because the average class size is 15.
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