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chances for admission, UHC, masters program

pirate2013pirate2013 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
edited October 2012 in University of Pittsburgh
SAT: 1410/2030 (waiting for scores from October should get them tomorrow)
GPA: 3.5uw 4.0 w
Not ranked. very competitive school.
5 APs
the rest mostly honors
4 years of marching band( 2 years leader)
3 years Jazz band
2 years Crew
band council
2 awards for unslefish dedication to the band program
good teacher recs
good essay about my experiences in marching band and how they helped me
white male new jersey

I know I have a good chance of getting in but I want to know what everyone thinks about getting into the Honors college and then my chances of getting automatically accepted into the masters program for Engineering.
All comments are greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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Replies to: chances for admission, UHC, masters program

  • AwesomeOpossumAwesomeOpossum Registered User Posts: 1,840 Senior Member
    Your SAT and GPA should make you UHC automatically eligible your freshman year. I got automatic masters when I got in (for Engineering) but I will say this: The advisors at SSOE have no idea that this exists. I had a lot of friends tell them "Well I can just come here next year for a Master's right?" and the advisor was like "Huh, what?"

    Seriously, I don't know what the deal is between SSOE and Admissions, but the people over at SSOE have NOOOOOOO idea that this really exists. I would say that if you're automatically UHC eligible, should you wish to continue with your Master's at Pitt, you would have no issue getting in as a graduate student, regardless of if you have the guaranteed or not. (In fact, I believe my guaranteed friends may have had to go through the formality of applying anyway, but I can't recall).
  • FlyMeToTheMoonFlyMeToTheMoon Registered User Posts: 2,794 Senior Member
    AwesomeOp, that is very interesting. My D just received notice of guaranteed acceptance to a Master's in engineering today. Our other D, a junior in the Honors College, had never heard of it, and started asking around. None of her engineering friends had heard of it. So we concluded that it was something new. Apparently not, though, because I believe you are at least a junior as well.

    We're more interested in scholarship money, anyway, so it's no big deal.
  • MD MomMD Mom Registered User Posts: 6,728 Senior Member
    Awesome graduated this year. My daughter, a senior at Pitt, was accepted with a guarantee to grad school ( though not engineering).
  • AwesomeOpossumAwesomeOpossum Registered User Posts: 1,840 Senior Member
    Guaranteed Grad is not new, I graduated in April (entered Pitt in Fall of 2008) and it was a thing back then, probably earlier than that too.
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