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Chances at USFCA?

legendarymelegendaryme Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
Okay, so my GPA is way lower than the average (3.24 UW, 3.48 W) but I have an excuse for that. I moved to an Arabic speaking country freshman year of high school and I didn't read or write any Arabic at all. I had to learn Arabic and do all my schoolwork in a language I hardly understood. My grades freshman year were A's and B's, sophomore A's, B's, and C's, and first semester of junior year A's and B's. However, I came back to America second semester of junior year and I improved. (Don't colleges like to see improvement?) These were my grades:
-English A-
-Photography A-
-Geometry A-
-US History A
-Chem A
-Bio A
In summer school I took Algebra 2 and got an A- both semesters.
This year my grades were:
-AP macro A-
-Trig C (I know, it's horrible)
-AP lit B-
-AP chem C (again, horrible)

My SAT score is a 1650. 550 M, 520 CR, and 580 W.
My Ec's are decent but not the greatest: I'm in 3 clubs and have a leadership position in one, leadership position in ASB, I've tutored elementary school kids a couple times (only because it was required for one of my clubs).
I had an amazing personal statement talking about my trip to Syria and how much I hated it at first but then how much I fell in love with the country and the people and stuff like that. I also had a really, really great letter of rec from my AP lit teacher. Like amazing. He wrote some really personal stuff about me that I think would help with admission. I also have a Syrian citizenship as well as my American one if it would help in any way haha. (probably not, but worth mentioning.)
But I'm afraid of those 2 C's totally ruining my chances for admission even though my AP lit teacher keeps telling me to just relax and that he knows many more people with worse stats than me that got in. I keep reading on these types of forums that people with waaaay higher stats than me are getting in and I just wanted to know what my chances are. And can anyone who's gotten in please post their GPA and SAT score for me? That would be great!
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Replies to: Chances at USFCA?

  • JRswishJRswish Registered User Posts: 1,170 Senior Member
    ur Cs wont get u down. i had quite a few Cs (and Ds) in my junior n senior year (im intl tho). get ur SAT over 1800-1900 and ur guaranteed to be admitted.
    i had a 2180 SAT and subpar grades in my last 2 years and i got a 6k scholarship (didnt apply for any scholarship/honors program/finaid)
    USFCA isnt very selective so i think ull make it. hope this helps and best of luck!
  • MominOregon1MominOregon1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Has anyone out there been admitted regular decision to Nursing Program? Our son was deferred from Early to regular. He's already been admitted to two other nursing schools so far early University of Portland and Regis University in Denver. We live in Portland, so he's hoping to move away from immediate area. Still also waiting to hear from Gonzaga and Seattle U
  • ayy1201ayy1201 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    @MominOregon1 What are your son's stats? I have applied for regular decision to the nursing program but I have yet to hear back
  • MominOregon1MominOregon1 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Not off the charts...3.45 UW/3.6 weighted IB courses in Bio, Calc, Psych, Spanish, Theory of Knowledge. 1900 SAT. Varsity Ski racer and golf for extracurriculars with quite a bit of career specific volunteering at local hospital, nursing facilities. We got a "yes" from Seattle U today so he's now 3 for 3.
  • legendarymelegendaryme Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    My app was processed Feb. 19 and I still haven't gotten anything back, is that bad news?
  • kkristen12kkristen12 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    My application was processed February 15th and I haven't heard back either.... Its making be really nervous!
  • JRswishJRswish Registered User Posts: 1,170 Senior Member
    i think u guys should call. best of luck :)
  • legendarymelegendaryme Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Kkristen12, I just called admissions and they checked my application and told me I'll have a decision in a couple weeks. I took that to mean 2 or 3? But yeah, you should call :) good luck! Hoping that we both get in! :)
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