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UofMGrindSZNUofMGrindSZN 14 replies6 threads Junior Member
Hi, I’m an Asian 16 year old male going to a top ranked public school ranked in Michigan. My dream is to go to UofM Ann Arbor. Below, I am going to list my stats and my ECs and scores. If someone could let me know, I would really appreciate that.

Unweighted gpa: 3.7-3.75 (somewhere there not really sure)

10 college level classes (AP+IB)

2 honors classes

1550 SAT

No ACT as of now


Eagle Scout
100+ volunteer hours
Work with nonprofit Weekly
Wrote own book with friend
Volunteer for library, Red Cross, science center, 2 hospitals
Intern at UofM
Made a group at my community for teenagers to share their views on versions topics of interest (meet weekly)
HOSA, MSA, Interact, Economics Club, Science Olympiad, Politics Club (officer for 2), (competing at states/regionals for all)
Made own club at high school (co-president)
School board committee for deciding health education
Made own business (resell)
School Newspaper

*Michigan resident
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 1659 replies22 threads Senior Member
    Do you really think that you are going to get different answers than your November post?
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  • UofMGrindSZNUofMGrindSZN 14 replies6 threads Junior Member
    my gpa changed
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 1659 replies22 threads Senior Member
    By 0.10. Spend more time working on your studies and less worrying about small changes in your profile.
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 5506 replies25 threads Senior Member
    edited January 22
    OK. I am looking at your resume a little differently this time but you have to answer some questions.

    What science and math have you taken and what classes in those do you think you will be in senior year? You stated Biochemical major so that's important.

    Also your Ecs are actually too much. For some reason you think more is better. It's not. It shows you can't focus or commit. Having "lots" of stuff is a negative not a plus. You have 10 lines to fill on the application.. Narrow that down.

    What sticks out to me is the 2 groups you started. That shows leadership and the one for teens might be your essay. I would actually want to know more.

    Are you premed or just biochemistry major?

    You have nice leadership plus the school committee on health issues shows compassion which leads me to believe a health field in the future of some type.

    All the other stuff is nice but can be fluff also.

    Streamline... They would rather see 2 activities your passionate about for 3-4 years then a bunch of random clubs your on. How devoted are you when a part of 6 clubs? Also it seems your grades are slipping since your involved with too many things. That screams to Michigan that you might not be able to handle the rigor and be involved in their community. Not a good sign. They want both. It's important to their culture as a school.

    Did you go for extra help on the AP psych class as suggested?

    Do not start new threads on the very same subject. Just update like this one.
    edited January 22
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  • MSeiferMSeifer 28 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @UofMGrindSZN It looks like you are continuing to put in the effort this year on improving your grades. You seem like a strong candidate. Good luck! 💙
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  • UofMGrindSZNUofMGrindSZN 14 replies6 threads Junior Member
    its all because I got a 3.0 this semester I'm going to community college
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  • UofMGrindSZNUofMGrindSZN 14 replies6 threads Junior Member
    It lowered my gpa to a 3.66
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