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ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in University of Florida
White Catholic Male
Small Private Catholic High School

All through my HS career I have taken the single hardest course curriculum offered to me. This includes all honors courses and well as 8 AP's total.*
**9th-AP World
**11th-APUSH, AP Lang & Comp
**12th-AP Chem, AP Calc AB, AP Lit & Comp, AP Gov and Politics, AP Macroeconomis

W GPA 4.14
UW GPA 3.67
ACT- 29 Twice
SAT-taking in Oct and Nov (possibly December)
Class rank- I am not sure to be honest. As well, I have a concern here. My freshman year I was at a highly competitive Public high school (top 10 in nation) and enrolled in the pre-IB program and in an AP course. Due to the competitive nature of the school and courseload, my GPA suffered and is now negatively affecting my class rank. (I believe I'm right at or below top 25%. {terrible, I know). Will they be able to see this and realize this, or should I mention it somewhere in my app?*

**Varsity Track-named best male sprinter by coaches 11-12
**Varsity *Football 10-11
**Youth Group-inudes numerous mission and service projects (over 500 hours.) As well , I participated in ND Vision and am a leading member in my youth group's leadership team- 9-12
**National Honors Society-Senior year I am an officer in my NHS Chapter serving as Parlamentarian. As well, i've done service work with habitat for humanity through NHS-10-12 *
**Boy Scouts-I have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout which required the planning and execution of a large scale project. As well, I've worked on numerous other projects totaling over 100 hours of service)-9-11
**Prom Committee-fundraising, planning, decorating, organizing, and cleaning up or school's junior/senior prom. 11
**Student Council Vice President-12th

Community Service
**Soul in the City-a nmission trip to Orlando where, with my youth group, I helped a school in the poorest part of Orlando prepare for the upcoming school year by doing things such as landscaping and mulching the outside and well as preparing classrooms for teacher- 300 hours
**God's Katrina Kitchen-a mission trip to mississippi where I helped in drywalling and tiling houses which had been devastated by hurricane Katrina. -75 Hours
**Habitat for Humanity-consisted of sodding the lawn of a home that habitat for humanity had recently built-6 Hours
**Soup Kitchen-includes serving and preparing food to the local homeless and poor-15 Hours
**Eagle Projects-projects included renovating a local baseball parks storage shed, builiding a wooden walkway at a local basball park, building picnic tables for a local school, and my own eagle scout project which included renovating my sisters local daycare-100 Hours
**Book-Sale set up-helped a local school prepare for the coming school year-15 Hours

Awards, Recognitions (help here. Feel weak here. Do I need to describe them or anything like that?)
**National Honors Society
**Spanish National Honors Society
**First and Second Honors
**Named best male sprinter on the track team.
**Eagle Scout
**Recieved two service awards for the completion of over 100 service hours in a single school year
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Replies to: Chances?

  • Invictus8Invictus8 Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    You have a good shot. I think if you could get a higher SAT score relative to your ACT, that would put you in a good position; however, if class rank matters as much as some people believe it does on this forum, then... I'm not sure how you'll fair with admissions.
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    there is an area for you to explain blemished in your resume. if you get >1300/1950 on the sat you've got a very good shot.

    eagle scouts are a very uncommon breed, and the rank does show a great deal of commitment and leadership skill that uf definitely takes into consideration. i think this is your best asset. you also have a high level of course rigor, which can compensate for poor rank in class. your UW GPA is good, but which W GPA are you calculating exactly? your schools or UF's?

    also, UF loves athletes.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    When calculating my weighted GPA, I use the UF system of a full point for AP/IB and half a point for honors.
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    then thats a strong GPA.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    I'd really like to get my SAT to about a 1400 and i think with that, Id be good.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    May be minimal, but I'd like to add that I recieved by AP results and got a 4 in both AP Lang and Comp as well as APUSH.
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    while it makes sense that that would be a consideration, i've never heard it to be one through any official channels. doesn't hurt though.
  • IntangibleGatorIntangibleGator Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    UF doesn't consider senior year grades nor do they consider the senior AP's in your UF GPA.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    I'm aware. I did not consider it when calculating my GPA. I do believe they take note if your senior year rigor. I've decided to take 5 AP's which is the most rigorous available to me.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Any more feedback?
  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    not much more to say. you're very likely to get in.
  • ufcollinsufcollins Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Let's hope so.
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