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chances for admission-please help me out guys, I'm really stressing

ready2boutofhsready2boutofhs Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
hey! I'm an in-state female. I have a 4.0 W GPA and a 3.4 UW. I'm a junior this year so next year I can get my first semester averaged into my GPA so I can bring my W GPA up to about a 4.15-2. This year I only took 2 ap classes which I feel awful about so next year to try to fix it I'm taking 4. My highschool is a competative high school in NC. My freshman year it was rated on the 100 best high schools, I believe it has gone down.

Class rank: 126/582
SAT: I'm going to try to get a 1350-1400

EC
active in my church youth group
mission trip to ky
mission trip to costa rica this summer
leadership camp this summer
key club
interact
deca
room-in-the-inn (community service; socialize with the homeless)
I'm planning on getting a job this summer.
I'm also planning at volunteering at my local hospital.
I'm going to join a board that is finding a new youth pastor at my church.
I'm considering starting a club next year.
I'm also trying to find a political campaign to volunteer to help
interior design boy scout explorer program

I know I'm not the strongest candidate but on my app I figured out how I'm going to market myself. I'm a person who really enjoys people and enjoys helping them. I'm also thinking about going into pharmacy so I'm planning on staying at unc for about 6 or so years (don't know if that would make a difference).

ok classes of substance...I ommited some of the others...

freshman year
hn-world history, english, geometry
adv-biology
spanish 1

sophmore
hn-civics and econ, algebra 2, english
adv-chem.
spanish 2 (I got a c...will that impact things...I'm trying to make up for it...see senior year)

junior
AP environmental science
AP english
Precal hn
US hist adv.
Psych/sociology-semester classes

Senior year (kicking it up a notch from junior year)
ap gov't
ap psych (it really interested me and the other class was only 1 semester)
ap stat
ap english
spanish 2 (to regain that base)
spanish 3

so what are my chances? any advice?
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Replies to: chances for admission-please help me out guys, I'm really stressing

  • ready2boutofhsready2boutofhs Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    sorry wrong forum
  • ready2boutofhsready2boutofhs Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    I'm really sorry. I know it's in the wrong forum but I just looked at that one and it seems like my questions are more likely to be answered in here. So if anything could answer that'd be great.
  • tahitahi Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    Hi...I figured I'd give this a shot. :)

    I'm a senior this year (in-state from a tiny, under-funded WNC high school) and was accepted to UNC in January. Your academics sound similar to mine. I can tell you my stats when I applied:

    4.2 GPA
    11/162 class rank
    1 AP course (US-H; made a 3 on the test...haha!)
    a few clubs: interact, FBLA, etc.
    1460 SAT

    I think you have a shot depending on your SAT score and possibly what county you're from. I've heard UNC has per-county quotas.

    What could really pull your chances up are the essays if you're a good writer. Mine were decent, I think, so if you want to read them and see what you're up against I'd be happy to e-mail them to you. Just let me know.

    Don't put all of your hope into UNC. My friend did that and was crushed when she didn't get in. Then she got into Wake Forest and is just as happy. There are definitely other options! Good luck next year and don't forget that senior year isn't just for work. Have a little fun! :)
  • ready2boutofhsready2boutofhs Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    anyone else?
  • Mountain DewMountain Dew - Posts: 359 Member
    Hey tahi, can I see the essay?
    Just PM it to me.
    I'm applying next year.
  • gonsenheimgonsenheim Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    i was rejected as a freshman i had a 3.8 unweighted 24 ACT, 690 SAT II verbal...basketball team, debate team, yearbook, volunteer work, jobs...but I got accepted twice (didnt go first time) as a transfer. I have a 3.6 at the University of San Diego. If you are in-sate, sounds like you have a really good chance. From what I have been told in-state is nothing compared to getting in out-of-state. Admissions officer told me acceptance for out of state was something like 7%.
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