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Chance me for UIUC Journalism?

kuhlm44937kuhlm44937 Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
ACT: C:31 (Reading:34, Math:26, English:35, Science:29)

W GPA: 4.1
UW GPA: 3.8

School doesn't offer AP classes, but I took all my classes junior and senior year through a dual-enrollment program at a nearby college, and was in the honors program (I completed extra projects with professors for honors credits-noted on college transcript) and honors society.


Illinois Leadership Seminar Soph-Sr
-Chosen to attend sophomore year
-Selected to be on staff as media team for next summer
-Elected Alumni Media Director

Phi Theta Kappa (College for Dual-enrollment honor society) Jr-Sr
-Member both years at college
-Public Relations Officer senior year

Football Fr-Sr
-only girl on high school football team (also wrote about this in my essay)
-JV team Captian
-"George Butler" leadership award winner

Basketball Fr-Sr
-JV Team captian
-"Pride, Hustle, and Desire" award

National Honor Society Soph-Sr

Student Council Soph-Sr

Awards not listed above:

"Best Solo of Day" IHSA Solo award-Sophomore
"Outstanding Sophomore" Award
Illinois State Scholar-Senior
NUIC all conference academic
Deans list (high honors) at College
High Honor Roll at High school

Letters of Rec: from football coach, english teacher, and someone I volunteer with through Illinois Leadership Seminars. All should be very good.

Essay: talked about my experience as a girl football player and the obstacles and such I had to overcome to not only play the sport but be successful and accepted by my teammates.

Thanks in advance for your honesty guys

Replies to: Chance me for UIUC Journalism?

  • kuhlm44937kuhlm44937 Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    An update for any students applying in the future!

    I got accepted with a $9,000/Year scholarship from the college of media. Qualified to be a James Scholar (there's no scholarship or anything for it, just you do extra projects and get priority class choosing etc.). Still haven't heard back on financial aid or scholarships from entire university yet. Best of luck to all future applicants! :)
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