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Chance Me Please! Class of 2016

nasali2012nasali2012 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
Academic:
•My GPA at the moment is a 3.02/4.0
•My ACT is a 28
•I know that I don’t have the best grades, but i plan on getting them up.
•I’m an African-American (Somalian) student, Male, and UNC is one of my top schools
•Top Quarter Rank
•I planned on majoring in Sports Management, but they don’t allow that/have that major at , so right know I’m thinking Marketing or communications, or if they have the opportunity to design my own major, I might do that as well.

Junior Course load:
•Psychology AP, American History, AP Language&Comp, Precalculus, Photography, Stats&Probablity, PhyEd 11, Guitar Methods

Senior Course Load:
•Yearbook Publication, Media Studies, Humanities (AP Lit&Comp), Senior Foods, Stats AP, PhyEd 12, Microeconomics AP, American Government AP

My EC:
•Student Council (VP Junior Year, and President Elect for senior year) (4 Years)
•DECA, which is like business leaders of America. And I am president of that. (4 Years)
•I am the founder and president of the African-American Leadership Council at my school
•I am the producer of the black history month show at my school.
•I am in speech, which has high prestige at my school is ranked in top ten in the USA
•Varsity Golf
•I help run a National Magazine for high school teachers nationwide.
•Been going to Muslim Religion classes every Saturday and Sunday since I was 6

Work Experience:
•I intern with the Minnesota Timberwolves
•I’m the basketball manager for my high school Varsity Basketball Team, and in the summer I manage an AAU team.
•Also this summer I’m working/ interning with a golf club
•I'm a golf caddy
•Mentor Somali Kids at a local Elementary School
•One of 2 students selected to work on the Roseville Park and Rec Board
•Habitat for Humanity this summer
•More volunteer work in the summers

Awards:
•Lettered in Speech and Student Council
•City of Falcon Heights Teen Leadership Award
•(More that I can’t think of)

Essays:
•Hopefully will be good, I know many people that I will have edit it, so it will be top notch when I turn it in.

Recommendations:
•Assistant Basketball Coach/Vice Principle at me Elementary school, in the Minnesota Hall of Fame for High School Basketball Coaching
•Counselor: He loves me, he worked in the Sports Management Field before becoming a counselor and I know his recommendation will be good.
•Teacher: Humanities/10th Grade Pre-AP English Teacher, One of the Top Teachers in the Nation, Has awards for being a top teacher In MN/USA. I work with her on a literacy publication magazine that a couple of other kids and I are working on together. (thenationalscholar.org) so her recommendation will be legit.
Addition Recommendation: Jeff Munneke; Vice President of Fan Relations and Guest Services I Intern with him, so he’ll write me a good recommendation

Other:
•State (if domestic applicant): Minnesota
•School Type: Large Public High School 2000+
•Ethnicity: Somalian (African-American)
•Gender: Male
•Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): URM and First Generation College. Research (Kinda?)


Reflection
•Strengths: Leadership, Experience, Recommendations’, and Extracurricular
•Weaknesses: Most academic related things.
•I know my grades aren’t the best neither is my ACT score, but the reason for that is because I was always busy with school, and extracurricular activities. And it wasn’t like I joined every club available just to be in them, I was an active member of each one, and I have leadership roles in many of them. I don’t know if my extracurricular will balance out my academics but do you think that I have a chance at all? Also I’m great at interviews so hopefully I nail that too.
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Replies to: Chance Me Please! Class of 2016

  • nasali2012nasali2012 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    Sorry I kind of just coppied and pasted from my Duke post. Can you still look at my stats and tell me my chances?
  • jessimo093jessimo093 Registered User Posts: 422 Member
    Your extracurriculars are amazing, but you should work really, really hard your senior year to bring your GPA and ACT scores up. You might also want to take the SAT to see if it's a better test for you. OOS admissions are a lot harder and you need to be well rounded in everything. Also make sure your essays are amazing. From what I see, UNC places a huge emphasis on essays and those are a lot of what they look at to choose people for merit scholarships and the honors program.

    With your current GPA, I can't say that you have a good chance. Even with all your ECs, admissions are still hugely based on academics. If you find that you're too busy for schoolwork senior year, it would be a good idea to scale back a little on outside activities. You already have more than enough ECs for UNC and you need to focus on your grades. Also, UNC likes to see improvement in grades so if you're doing really well first semester, you might want to apply regular deadline so they can see your first semester grades.
  • MarlonBrandoMarlonBrando Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    OOS with a mediocre GPA and a below average ACT for OOS UNC applicants? Things are not looking good, my friend.
  • theman44theman44 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    They do have a Sports Management Emphasis in EXSS.
  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Registered User Posts: 1,984 Senior Member
    Jeesh...it almost seems like yesterday that I was posting these threads...
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