hey you guys...i just moved to San Diego in May '06 from out of the country..i moved out of the country in January '06 from New Orleans because of hurricane katrina..when i tried enrolling in school there, i was told that they couldn't admit me because i was "two months behind" and because they had trouble placing me in classes bc they didnt have APUSH, english IV, etc in their foreign curriculum. sooooo basically my junior year ended before it barely began (we went back to school in oct. '05 cuz of the hurricane and had to start over). so on my transcripts i have an empty place for my junior year, a year i reallly needed to pull up GPA, prepare for sat/act, take prereqs for AP's in senior year, etc. i ended up moving to San Diego with my mom who had relocated there, in hopes of graduating within 2yrs...luckily by completely 8 credits (my new school's on block schedule) + having taken a summer course, i will be graduating in '07 as planned since like kindergarten lol
okay okay soooo i'm really afraid of UCSD's point system and so my question is, i want to apply to other UC's that read the essay more (which will be my only chance to explain my situation) but i've heard that UCs know what other UCs you are applying to and if that's so, i'd feel like applying to UCSD only so they know i'm serious about them (me and my mom moved here near relatives in SD and it would be hard moving again + i've heard they are the best science UC and are great in pre-med)
i've tried calculating my points in that geocities calculator thingy but i'm taking act+sat subject tests in dec. so it's only an estimation of what i'd get...and judging by what i aim to get, it's above the cutoff from previous years but barely.. i've been dying to ask you guys about this since May since it seems like everyone is so willing to give advice/help...if anyone needs my stats in order to give better advice, i'll be quick to respond..i just don't want to make this longer than it is and risk it being not read..thanks in advance to anyone willing to help!