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DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
I'm in-state and applying priority deadline
Major of choice is Aerospace engineering

GPA: 3.5 weighted (with an upward trend)
Class rank: 83/398

SAT: 1930
M: 680
CR: 630
W: 620

Good essays and good letters of rec.

Classes Taken:
English 9-10-11
Hon Bio
Hon Chem
Hon Physics
Hon Alg 1 & 2
Hon Pre Calc & Trig.
Programming in Java
Gym+Health
Spanish 1-2-3
AP US (3 AP exam)
AP Gov. (4 AP exam)
AP Comp Sci. (5 ap exam)
Naval Science 1-2-3

This year:
AP Calculus AB
AP Physics C Mechanics
Honors English 12
Computer Science 2
Photography (need a fine art credit)
Gym(need one of those too)
Naval Science 4

Extra Curricular Activities:
4 years NJROTC(Drill team, Athletic team, Orienteering team, Academic team, Color Guard). Commanding Officer this year.

Last year me and a team of 2 others won 1st in Network Design at the State Leadership Conference for FBLA

Thanks in advance :)
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  • DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Anybody? I'm nervous! Thanks!!
  • astrophysicsmomastrophysicsmom Registered User Posts: 4,326 Senior Member
    You're "in", but I don't know about a direct admit into engineering with your GPA and SAT. You can transfer in from Letters and Sciences if you don't initially get admitted. Good luck!
  • bassguitarkingbassguitarking Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Definitely in, if your letters of rec and essays are good you can pretty much assume for direct admit. (GPA/SAT is a little on the lower end, but still stronger than average as a whole). The Naval training and leadership should be a good boost to your application.
  • EuroaznEuroazn - Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    3.5 weighted
    That's not above average for engineering...
    In for the university, but like astrophysicsmom, am not too sure if you will get into Clark.
  • DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Thank you. Yeah, my GPA is trash. And I'm ****ed at myself. It's cause I was lazy freshy and sophy year. Didn't do homework. Last year I actually started caring and did my homework and had a GPA of 3.9 weighted. Too little too late to be honest, but I suppose better late than never and they will like the upward trend.

    I'm not too worried about getting into the University, it's only the engineering I'm worried about. What do you think my chances are? Do you think the odds are for me, against me, or about dead even? I know it's hard to tell and isn't an exact science. I'm feeling like it's somewhere between unlikely and 50/50.

    If I don't get direct admit into Clark I'll probably just end up going to Purdue or Penn State if I get into their Engineering schools.
  • mark2457mark2457 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    no problem
  • EuroaznEuroazn - Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    @Drill kid, I'd say between a 1/3 to a 1/2 chance of getting in... your SAT is on par (of course, it would have been better to have a better math, but, w/e it's over 1300 super scored...)
    That GPA is low though.
    How did you do in your math/sci classes? The better, the better your chance.

    Good luck!
  • DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    A's in all of my science classes and high B's to mid A's in math.

    Thanks again. :)
  • EuroaznEuroazn - Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    Then you stand a pretty solid chance at Clark. We'll see in January! Good luck!
  • DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Alrighty then. One more question, do they even look at essays as a factor for admissions into Clark? One of my essays makes an extremely compelling and almost heart touching argument as to why I wish to become an engineer. Will that help?

    Thanks yet again. :)
  • EuroaznEuroazn - Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    Unfortunately that really won't - because Maryland (the school) is so big, it's almost entirely statistics driven. It may push you over the edge if you're right on the edge, but it's not really a deciding factor. They use essays much more for honors/scholarships, where the population is much smaller.
  • DrillKidDrillKid Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    I figured as much. Well at least it'll give me an edge if it's close. I guess I just need to keep my fingers crossed.

    Thanks!
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