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Low gpa, high SATs

buzat12buzat12 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
Large Public (~515 students)
Low income
Possible majors: Econ, Computer Science

3.2-3.3 unweighted (2.4 freshman, 3.0 sophomore, 3.7 junior, 4 (term 1) senior) Class rank: top 25%
3.8-3.9 weighted (.75 AP, .5 H, .25 regular)

SAT I: 2370 (800 Math, 800 CR, 770 Writing(11 Essay))
ACT: 36

SAT II: US Hist 2 & Physics & Math II (800 all)

AP Exams:

AP Lang (5)
AP US Hist (5)
AP Macroeconomics (5)
AP Microeconomics (5)
AP Comp Science A (5)
AP Psychology (5)
AP Calc AB (5)
AP Lit (5)
AP Government (5)


Cross Country Varsity (Junior & Senior)
Indoor Track Varsity (Junior & Senior)
Outdoor Track Varsity (Junior & Senior)
Summer Job at restaurant (Junior entering Senior)
Some volunteering hours (~ 50)

Assuming all Rec's are good.
Essays will be excellent.

Replies to: Low gpa, high SATs

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,160 Senior Member
    Low income, out-of-state -- have you checked the net price calculator? There will be no financial aid coverage for the $23,000 out-of-state additional tuition.

    Other things:

    GPA that they will look at will be based on 10th-11th grade course grades, calculated three ways: (a) unweighted, (b) weighed-capped (up to 8 semesters of +1 points for AP courses), (c) weighted-uncapped.

    Recommendations are not used at all.

    The application deadline is 11/30.
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