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Chances of Getting into UMBC and UMCP

vjsballervjsballer Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
SAT Score: 1800
Critical Reading: 530
Math: 660
Writing: 610

Sat Subject Tests:
Chemistry: 740
World History: 640
Math 1: 590

Unweighted GPA: 3.82
Weighted GPA: 4.47

7 AP Classes and 12-14 Honors Classes.

Government & Politics, World History, Human Geography, English Language and Composition, Chemistry, Biology, and Calculus BC.

Recommendations: Strong - Teacher said one of the best she has ever written.
Essay: Passionate, Creative, and Meaningful

Extracurricular Activities:
All -State Senior Mixed Chorus - 2010 and 2011- Tenor
Chamber Chorus - 2009 - 2011 - Only choir in the state of Maryland to receive perfect superior ratings on Level 6 music.
National Math Honors Society -2009 - present (ongoing)
National Spanish Honors Society - 2009 - present (ongoing)
National Science Honors Society - 2009 - present (ongoing)
Invited to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine – 2009
It's Academic Team - 2008-2009 (The one on TV!)
Editor of Key Club - 2008-2009
Knowledge Master Open Team - 2007
Drama Production of the Wizard of Oz - 2007
School Choir - 2005 - 2009
Indian Classical Music - 2005- 2010
School Safety Patrol - 2003-2004
Montgomery County Recreational Basketball Team - 2000 – 2007
Montgomery County Recreational Soccer Team - 2000 - 2003
Religious Activity/ Cultural Programs - 1999 - present
150 hours of Community Service - I helped the local middle school librarian file books, participated in key club service projects, and helped teachers get their classroom ready for the start of the school year.

AP Scholar with Honor - 2010
Honorable Mention for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program - 2010
Honor Roll - 2004 – 2010

I think I have a good shot at UMBC. I recognize my SAT scores are a little low when compared to UMCP's average but i feel i make up for it in everything else. My gpa's high becasue I work hard in school and care deeply about the classes i take. I like getting involved in school activities and helping out whenever i can. I do not feel the SAT represents my full potential and i hope these schools can look past it and recognize what i am fully capable of.

So what do you guys think?
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Replies to: Chances of Getting into UMBC and UMCP

  • minhaz3minhaz3 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I don't know why you are worrying about UMBC. I know a lot of people that got in with 1600's on the SATs, limited ECs, 2-3 AP classes, and 3.2 GPA's. UMBC is NOT a difficult school to get into, you'll be fine. It was a mistake to take the Math I Subject test though, most colleges don't take it that seriously, it's basically the same as the math section on the regular SAT. And it's even more disappointing that you scored only a 590 on it. But don't worry about subject test scores, they don't mean anything to UMCP and UMBC. They both will accept it, but neither even go out to say that they recommend it. You far exceed UMBC's admission criteria. UMCP there's a slight chance you might get rejected, but I highly highly doubt it. You meet or exceed most of their criteria. A lot of the ECs you mentioned are insignificant, like the Rec basketball, since it seems that you did that while you were in middle school. However, editor of Key Club and all of the impressive musical accomplishments you have, along with the AP Scholar and Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention, I'm about 95% sure you will get in. The only way you can get rejected is if you manage to have a horrible essay. Good luck!

    Sorry if some of that was mean, but I'm trying to give you an honest answer.
  • drmrbriandrmrbrian Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    @ minhaz3, when was your friend admitted to UMBC? They have begun to be more selective in their admissions process now.
  • vjsballervjsballer Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Minhaz3 Thank You very much for your feedback. I always want the truth. You were not mean and I appreciate the honesty. I will just wait and pray now for the best!
    Do you attend UMBC or UMCP becasue you seem to have a good understanding of the schools around here!
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