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Chance an in-state senior?

doublebeesdoublebees Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Asian
First generation college student
GPA:3.6 (UW) / 4.4(W)
Rank: 103/~650 (~15%)
SAT: 1840 (math 580, reading 620, writing 640 - 10 on essay)
Should I possibly take the SAT over again? I've already taken it twice. I heard somewhere that UNC only looks at the first two SAT scores? Is that true?

My classes this year:
AP Psychology
AP English IV
AP Biology
AP Statistics
Honors Medical Science II
Honors Orchestra IV
Theatre I

Extra Curriculars
HOSA Club, served as President for 2 years
Speech and Debate for 2 years, stopped because of financial problems
National Honors Society
National Science Honors Society
Drama Club, served as the Historian for one year

Community Service/Other
Hospital volunteer for the past 4 years (2 hrs/wk so ~100 hrs)
I also volunteer a few times a month at a homeless shelter (~10 hrs/month)
Volunteered at a summer camp for the past 3 summers
Lead the Kids Voting Booth at my local voting station for the past 3 years
Part of the worship team at my church
I've also been working during the school year and summer for almost a year now.

HOSA Regionals Winner - Top 3 for the past 3 years
HOSA States Finalist - Top 5 the past 3 years
Multiple Speech and Debate awards
National AP Scholar

I also attended UNC's Project Uplift program over the summer. I'm not sure if that plays any role in the admission decision.
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Replies to: Chance an in-state senior?

  • doublebeesdoublebees Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Oh, my school also offers IB classes, and I was in the Pre-IB classes for Freshman and Sophomore year, but switched to AP classes Junior and Senior Year. In total, I will have taken 8 AP's by the end of the year.
  • TheASIANhereTheASIANhere Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member

    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Asian
    NOT First generation college student(HUGE advantage for you)
    GPA:3.8 (UW) / 4.75(W)
    Rank: 29/397 (~8%)
    SAT: 2160 (math 800, reading 720, writing 640 - 8 on essay=/)
    DO take SAT again... I did it 5 times and UNC took my highest individual scores as in highest CR, Math, WR and added them together

    My APS
    AP Chem-5
    AP Bio-5
    AP Calc AB-5
    AP Calc BC-5
    AP Statistics-5
    AP Environmental Science-5
    AP Physics B-5

    All A's Senior year

    Extra Curriculars

    Astronomy Club Co-President
    Orchestra, four years, 1st violin 3rd seat
    National Honors Society
    Science Olympiad, 1 medal and 5 events
    Psychology Club, Sargent at Arms
    Key Club- Recycling Leader 2yrs
    Math Team, 1st place in Winston Salem Contest- 2010, 2nd Place Winston Salem Contest- 2011

    Community Service/Other

    I barely had any, just 100 hrs total

    Winston Salem Math Competition - Top 2 for the past 2 years
    Science Olympiad - Top 10 the past 2 years
    Athens Drive Honor Scholar
    AP Scholar with Distinction( They messed up my award and sent me a honor one instead)

    Soo, yeah i Probably got lucky with UNC
  • doublebeesdoublebees Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Wow, if you got lucky with UNC then I probably have no chance LOL
  • JohnBlackJohnBlack Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    Take the test again -- UNC will take your best scores. Apply and see what happens.
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