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Better to apply early or regular for a low quality student???

coola426coola426 Registered User Posts: 502 Member
Ok so I'm a Senior and here are my stats

Gender: Male
Ethinicity: Black/African-American(Nigerian to be exact)
Income: Not too sure but I know my parents can pay full tuition

GPA: UW: 3.1 W: 3.5
Big upward trend 9th: 2.46 10th: 3.0 11th: 3.8

Freshman year- School I went to didn't offer honors courses for Freshmen

Sophomore year- 1st semester: 1 AP 2 Honors classes 2nd semester: 3 Honors classes

Junior year- 2 APs( AP psych and AP Comparative Government) 3 Honors classes.

Senior year schedule- APUSH, APES, AP Human Geography, Honors English 12, Honors French 3, Honors Calculus, Global Issues(elective)

SAT: 1680(i've given up on to ACT now)
ACT: Expecting anywhere from a 26-32
AP Scores:

AP Psych: 5
AP Comparative Government: 5

Track and Field- 9/10/11/12
Tech Crew- 9
World Bank Teen Summer Program(its kind of an internship)- 11
Cornell Economics for Leadership program- 11
Muslim Student Alliance- 11/12
Black Student Alliance- 10/11/12
Rockettree Club- 11
Sent Children's books to a school in Nigeria- 11
Volunteered at the Department of Health and Human Services of my County- 10. around 74 hours
Volunteered at Clothing center- 32 Hours
Tutored Middle Schoolers- 8 or 10 hours
Assisted in Elementary school basketball activities- Around 20 hours

I will probably have 150 hours+ when applying.

Won a grade improvement/book award at my school(Kappa Alpha Psi book award, I got a kindle )- 11
Won an African American award (non-school)
Won $250 in scholarship money (African American award) also non-school based
I've won a few Track awards (I do triple jump, i'm not very competitive but I've still won a few awards in events)

So yea is it better for me to apply early or regular? I need to know pretty fast THANKS!!!
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Replies to: Better to apply early or regular for a low quality student???

  • mavitalemavitale Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    Why do you consider yourself "low-quality"??
  • rankinrrankinr Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    It really depends on how well you do on the ACT. If you get a 26 or below on the ACT, it might help to ED, but otherwise, unless UM is your top choice, it would make sense to apply EA. Your African-American-ness will likely help you in admissions to any college. Are you actually from Nigeria, or is that where your family is from? If you were actually born/have lived in Nigeria, that would also potentially help your application.
  • coola426coola426 Registered User Posts: 502 Member
    I've lived in Nigeria for 5 years. UM is in my top 3 so far. So any others care to answer? Early or regular?????
  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member

    UMiami has an ED rate lower than EA/RD. apply EA; you may be deferred; that will give you a chance to improve your UW GPA with your senior year grades...

    If you are full pay, would help and make sure they know Miami is your first choice...
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