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Griffin0991Griffin0991 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
GPA : 3.57 (What does the UC gpa include?)

SAT: 1900
Subject tests: Re-taking

AP: Chemistry (3) Statistics (3)

Service hours: 140, half of which were spent working at the Planetary Society in Pasadena.

I also took Geometry at a community college the summer after freshmen year.


- Eagle Scout
- Recently got my open water scuba diving certification
- Volunteering at the Planetary Society and working with some of the Caltech staff there.
- Started and online business when I was 14 and have been running it almost ever since.
- Currently helping an adult education school with their website and brochure

any info would be great.
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  • DragonSharpDragonSharp Registered User Posts: 37 New Member
    I would say its a match. Your SAT is good as well as your EC's but I think you might need to work more on your GPA. Btw, is your GPA weighted or unweighted from what you just post? If it is weighted, yea definitely to work it on more like keep it above 3.75
  • Griffin0991Griffin0991 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Ya my GPA has me worried, im going to be a senior this fall so thats basically what im going into my application with.

    With my stats would getting into the school of engineering or physical sciences be a reach?

    I forgot to add this to my EC's last night but I also do some robotics and model rocketry in my spare time.
  • soccerz64soccerz64 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    i had a gpa of 3.29 weighted

    weak ec...just 100+ volunteer hours at hospital
    ...also have ebay business
    1920 sat 1
    610 sat2 math
    520 sat2 us history

    i got in

    i rock!

    i dont think its as hard as some people make it out to be...try not to fret to terribly...
  • ND6ND6 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    getting involved with COSMOS at UCI is terrific and will definitely help your chances of getting in, in fact there is a section on the application involving those programs
  • Griffin0991Griffin0991 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Well that's good. Currently working on Essays, hopefully the admissions staff likes them...

    Thanks for your responses :)
  • ShoeFactoryShoeFactory Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    didnt see this 2 months ago but i'd give you 97% to be in.
  • Griffin0991Griffin0991 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    What would be my chances if I was looking to apply under an Engineering major or Physical science/math?
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