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UNC Class of 2020 EA Discussion Thread

itsyaboyfitsyaboyf Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
Hey, y'all! Since there are so many chances discussions and the EA deadline just passed, I decided to make an official forum! With decisions coming out in three months, feel free to use this forum as an outlet to vent your frustrations, share your stress, and discuss things you are unsure of! Also feel free to share your stats so we can get an idea of what the competition may be like this year! The format is below.

Pick one:
Decision: Accepted
Decision: Deferred
Decision: Rejected

Objective:
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT:
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Weighted GPA:
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):


Subjective:
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays:
Teacher Recommendation:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:
State: North Carolina
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
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  • crocodilealligatorcrocodilealligator Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    I am a fairly great student in every aspect except on my tests. Is this school even possible to get in to with a 28 ACT? I am also cramming this ACT next weekend, which according to admissions will be considered for EA to UNC. So, there is still hope???
  • simplejoysimplejoy Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @tarheel555 Are you in-state or OOS? I think at 28 ACT is competitive for in-state. The middle 50% of the class of 2019 had between a 28 and 33. There's definitely still hope! I have a 27, but a really high writing score, so hopefully that will be good enough. I'm taking it on the 24th, so hopefully I'll improve and increase my chances. Glad to hear that they'll still consider the ACT scores from the 24th test.
  • ElusivelyGreat98ElusivelyGreat98 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    edited October 2015
    Decision: what are my chances in-state?

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 600 CR 700 M 650 W
    ACT:n/a
    SAT II:n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    Weighted GPA: 4.59
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): (edit to make exact number ambiguous) At 21%, but it's a pretty small sized school less than 110. It's pretty competitive class too seeing that ~ 40 have 4.5s
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APWH (4), AP LANG (4), AP CAL AB, AP LIT, AP MICROECON
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load:3 ap classes, & General honors classes/electives. Been slacking with the grades senior year.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 6th place winner of hr block budget challenge out of 16,000 people.


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Saxophone/jazz band for 7 years (1st alto sax), mu alpha theta, nhs, nehs (treasurer), Boy Scouts (troop scribe/assistant patrol leader).
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community service: 100+ hours with BSA involving diverse activities such as eagle projects and veteran appreciation projects.
    Summer Activities: summer trip to Italy pretty eye-opening in terms of art, architecture, & culture.
    Essays: exc. Wrote about a humorous sax incident freshmen year as personal statement, and chose the tedtalk prompt talking about the importance of an education in literacy of novels. These essays will get me into college most likely :)
    Teacher Recommendation: should be nothing too bad. Ap English/Spanish teacher said they wrote good things about me.
    Counselor Rec: okay
    Additional Rec:
    State: North Carolina
    School Type: charter public
    Ethnicity: undisclosed
    Gender: male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):none
  • crocodilealligatorcrocodilealligator Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    In state yes! Apparently they're taking for EA tests taken through november?? I don't know how this is possible bc it can take up to a month to have scores sent. My biggest fear is getting a really dank ACT score but them not getting it in time....and then getting rejected lol
  • jasisherejasishere Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    I was wondering if anyone had received their Guest ConnectCarolina ID stuff in their email? I submitted my app ~5 days ago and wanted to know if anyone had heard anything/how long it would take.
  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    I got mine the day after I submitted, so October 13th.
  • jasisherejasishere Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    @PalmTree55 My friends who turned their stuff in approx the same time as me still haven't received anything either... Should I pursue this with admissions now?
  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    @ElusivelyGreat98 Your scores are good, but your EC's are below average. If your essays are unique and well written, you'll probably get in.
  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    @jasishere You can go create one at Connect Carolina or you could contact admissions. Either way you need to get an account so that you can make sure they received everything.
  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Might as well post this, but chance me? OOS

    Demographics: Male, White, SC, Private School

    Intended major(s):Media & Journalism

    ACT: 30
    Class rank: Top 25%
    UW GPA: Weighted 4.27

    Coursework:--Mostly AP and Honors, each year I showed a progression of course difficulty. Two honors Freshman year // Three Honors Sophomore Year // Two AP - Two Honors - Two Dual Enrolled Junior Year // Two AP - Three Honors Senior Year (AP) is offered junior and senior year only)

    Awards: NHS, Beta Club, Dean's List, The American Psychological Association Award for Academic Achievement in Psychology

    Extracurriculars: Varsity and Travel Soccer (Captain and Starter for both), Academic Competition Team, Model Arab League, Youth in Government, 130+ Volunteer Hours, Writer for a website that reports on UNC athletics (aided in the site's growth from 400 to 3,000 views per month)

    I have a job working at an Electronics Recycling Warehouse, where I am an electronic test technician. I have been working there for a year.
  • crocodilealligatorcrocodilealligator Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @PalmTree55 OSS is very competitive. You'll probably be fine, but don't count on it as a lot is expected out of OSS students. Also, just curious: what achievement were you awarded by the APA? Whatever it is, it sounds neat.
  • collegebound1516collegebound1516 Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    edited October 2015
    Finally haha I have been waiting for someone to start this thread! My stats are good but I'm OOS so I truly have no idea. I'm hoping to be accepted to Excel@Carolina, though (that's the dream, anyway)
  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Same. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it until January. I am OOS, so I'm just hoping to get in.
  • writerzt71writerzt71 Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    I'm so excited! I submitted my early decision too! What might my chances be for Chapel Hill? I am an in state applicant!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 660 M - 800 R - 800 W - 2260 Total
    ACT: 33 (won't submit)
    SAT II: 770 Chemistry - 780 Literature

    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.88
    Weighted GPA: 4.80
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 30/581

    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (3) - Statistics (3) - Environmental Science (5) - Language and Composition (5) - US History (4) - Psychology (5)

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics I, AP Chemistry (2nd semester), Chemistry II Honors (1st semester), AP Literature, AP European History, AP Human Geography
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 60+ volunteer hours at local library and hospital, member of Science Olympiad and GSA

    Essays: I tried to be very honest and succinct. I talked about my passion for words and writing in my Common App essay and talked about why we should break down the gender binary in my TedTalk essay.

    Teacher Recommendation: Hopefully good from my Calc teacher.

    Counselor Rec: My school's dean of students wrote mine, I don't know if that would make it any better or not but it's probably generic.

    State: North Carolina

    School Type: Public, 2500+ students

    Ethnicity: Biracial--white and black

    Gender: Male

    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM possibly?
  • collegebound1516collegebound1516 Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    In my opinion you're in especially being in state @writerzt71
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