Hello! I recently got accepted into UMD's Honors College program OOS, and the preferencing form is due tomorrow. I'm having trouble deciding between putting DCC or Gemstone as my first choice: DCC seems the better fit for my interests, but Gemstone seems more rigorous and looks like it will offer me more opportunities for work/networking.
I've heard Gemstone is incredibly competitive to get into, so I'm worried that if I put it as a 2nd choice, I may not get in. I would very much like to be able to choose from both options, and I'm fairly certain I can get into DCC with my stats/test scores. But would I get DCC no matter what if I did this?
SAT Score: 1550/1600
GPA (UW): 3.95