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OOS Chances

eii_leeneii_leen Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
I need one of those nice full rides to UNC also, so if you could chance me for those, that would be amazing.

I'm actually graduating once I finish my junior year.

Asian female
Titusville, Florida
GPA: 4.0 UW, current weighted 4.51 (class rank: at least in top 5%, possibly 3/250)
AP's: US History, US Government, Calculus AB (still waiting for scores)
will be taking: Literature, Language, European History, Macroeconomics, Comparative Government
That will be most of the AP at my school except for AP Chemistry, Music Theory, and German.
Dual enrollment: college algebra, communications 1, biology, psychology, ASL, German, sociology, medical terminology, calculus 2, statistics, humanities 1+2 (total of 40 some credit hours)

Scores:
SAT 2: Math level 2 and US History (still waiting for scores)
ACT: 33 (will be taking again)

EC:
Math Honor Society (9-11); president 11
National Honor Society (10-11)
Academic Team (9-11); captain 11
Orchestra (9-11); I've sort of been section leader for 9-10, but I will be in 11. [I also do a lot of quartet stuff outside of school.]
International Club (9-10)
Student Government Association (9-10)
Volunteer as a viola mentor (1 hr weekly)
Volunteer at community clinic (4 hrs weekly)

Major: Pharmacy
essay topics: I think my essays will be above average, but not amazing.
recommendations: very good
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Replies to: OOS Chances

  • eii_leeneii_leen Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Update on SAT subject test scores:
    760 in Math Level 2
    800 in US History

    Class rank:
    top 1%, 3/350
  • IntangibleGatorIntangibleGator Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    You have good grades/test scores. Really your only weakness are your EC's. They seem rather contrived.

    If you have good essays you should be fine.
  • eii_leeneii_leen Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I'm not sure what you mean by contrived...
    because everything I have done up to now I've done because I want to do it.
    My volunteering at the community clinic...because I wanted to try to get into the medical field to see if I liked it.
    My volunteering as a viola mentor...because I was asked to and because I now really love it.

    Thank you for your other comments though.
  • heyitslauriebethheyitslauriebeth Registered User Posts: 385 Member
    I think you have a good chance. Out of state is competitive, as everyone knows, but I think your application has the potential to be appealing enough to them. UNC really likes athletes for some reason, but I think you have enough to make up for that. Write some good essays and I think you'll be okay!
  • IntangibleGatorIntangibleGator Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    They look artificial, run of the mill basically. It doesn't really looked like you developed a passion in one specific area.

    Rather it looks like you did the clubs to put it on your college resume rather than to enjoy them.

    I would embellish particular clubs, such as orchestra, to show that you demonstrate interest in the activity, not the spot on the resume.
  • eii_leeneii_leen Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Then you think it would be better to not mention SGA and International Club since I'm not doing those next year?

    I think it's kind of hard to embellish on orchestra besides doing Solo and Ensemble...which I do every year and attempting to make it into All-County...where my chances aren't that great. I've been doing orchestra since 5th grade, so I obviously have to enjoy it to be in in that long.

    heyitslauriebeth - thank you for your comments. I'm going to try super hard on those essays then :)
  • heyitslauriebethheyitslauriebeth Registered User Posts: 385 Member
    The essays are important...I already started writing my essays for Carolina! haha.
  • eii_leeneii_leen Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    so AP score update, I got a 4 in APUSH, and 5's in AP Govt and AP Calc AB
  • heyitslauriebethheyitslauriebeth Registered User Posts: 385 Member
    The AP scores are kinda irrelevant for the application process. Someone at Carolina said that it doesn't really matter what you got on the AP exam until you're accepted and getting credit for it. I think they're just looking that you took the class itself & challenged yourself in some way.
  • BruinsJEWBruinsJEW Registered User Posts: 1,058 Senior Member
    I believe you have a really good shot, but as others have mentioned, UNC is not impossible, but near impossible for out of state students due to the low percentage oos v high percentage in state ratio for freshmen admissions.

    I hope you're applying to UF, because they have a really good Pharmacy program too.

    Best of luck! I'll be rooting for you
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