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Let's chance... the last chance...

marmar16marmar16 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
I've chanced here before without SAT scores. I'd like to know where I stand. If it helps, a UCLA essay reader who visited my school saw my transcript, ECs, and statements and said I had a good shot at UCLA and Berkeley, which I was surprised at. She did not see my SAT. She said my statement was the best she had read all day. Hopefully she's right! I know my stats aren't amazing, but I do think I have somewhat of a shot. (Also, I have ELC status and apparently have entrance into UC Irvine).

• Female junior from CA

• UC GPA: 4.05

• MAJOR: Undeclared


Sophomore year -
AP Euro (score: 2)
English 10 Honors
Algebra II
Spanish II

Junior Year -
AP English Lang & Comp (5)
I also took a psych course at a CC last summer that I'm told will count like an AP Psych course - which I earned an "A" in.

Senior Year
AP English - likely A
AP Stats - likely A or A-
AP Econ - possibly a B
AP Spanish - likely A
I took a college Art History course that I earned an A in over the summer.

• SAT:

1st time:
620 CR
520 M
720 W
total: 1860

680 CR
560 M
750 W
total: 1990

• SAT IIs:

US History: 730
Literature: 580 first time, 640 second time

- Newspaper: A&E Editor Junior Year, Editor-in-Chief Senior Year
- Visual and Performing Arts Academy - Visual Art Major (Countless hours put into college art courses, art exhibitions, etc. In senior year I graduate from the academy with a diploma.)
- By end of senior year, graduate of Ryman Arts @ USC (A prestigious, application-based program for gifted high school artists. I was awarded an $8,000 scholarship to attend this program.)
- Junior Year - "Link Crew" mentor for Freshmen
- Junior Year and Senior Year - Commissioner of Publicity for Helping Hands Club (Club that offers tutoring to students who need it)
- Hundreds of hrs. working at my Church for Arts & Crafts - throughout HS

- Blue Honor Roll all four yrs.
- Art Awards - "Best in Visual Art," "Most Improved," etc.

• CURRENT CLASS RANK (out of 522): 22 (top 4%)

• ESSAY: Highlights my extremely unique ethnic background, talks about my family and reveals my sense of humor. I think it was a really moving essay, and have heard it from multiple people.
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Replies to: Let's chance... the last chance...

  • binks09binks09 Registered User Posts: 937 Member
    Isn't ELC top 4% as a strict cutoff? At my school, one girl *****ed really hard because she was like 4.1% but didn't get it.
  • dinoiandinoian Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    If someone official said you have a good shot, and your scores are in the range (which they are) you have a good shot. That being said, you need to get lucky in order to get in.
  • marmar16marmar16 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    Well, I got the ELC letter so I'm ELC.
  • sid3000sid3000 Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    Just so you know, senior year grades aren't as important as junior and sophomore grades. You can pretty much blow off your senior year (dont do it) and still get into UCLA. That being said, concentrate on doing well junior year so you come into your application strong.

    Also, in terms of UCLA and UCB, ELC is just comparison type of deal, do not expect early acceptances from these two UCs. 4% at my school was a joke. We had a class of 700+ and only the top 10 or 11 got into UCB and UCLA. ELC will typically get you early acceptances from places such as Merced, Davis, SD, SB, and Irvine.
  • The Power of OneThe Power of One Registered User Posts: 613 Member
    How were you able to get ELC if you're only a junior?
  • teknos92teknos92 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @ ThePowerOfOne
    ur notified over the summer going into senior yr
    if not early fall.

    i made it to ELC!!
    GoodLuck Everyone!
  • marmar16marmar16 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    Thanks all who responded. I meant that I'm a **SENIOR, not a junior.
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