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From ACC to UT...hopefully

mcalvelloxxmcalvelloxx Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
I'm planning on transferring to Texas as undeclared for summer 09.
After a semester at UT, I plan to do an internal transfer to Communications.
By the end of this semester, I will have a 3.5
And after the spring semester, I will have a 3.64
If everything goes as planned of course (getting all As)

I have two Cs in my transcript.
One for Microeconomics and one for US Government, which I took during HS.
Bad idea.

I took AP Spanish tests in HS and just recently turned in my scores to ACC.
I will be getting credit for SPA I, II and III. I'm currently taking SPA IV.

So by the time I'm done at ACC, I will have 48-50 credits.

My ECs are awful.
I did some volunteer work during hurricane Katrina and for Inside Books Project.
That's about it.

At ACC, I heard about Phi Theta Kappa.
I plan on joining it next semester.

My Resume is decent, I think.
Most of the jobs I have had are tech-related (computer repair, server maintenance and database management) and some involve working for my dad.

Lately, I've been repairing XBOX 360s, but I don't think that counts :P

Do you think I will get in if I end up with a 3.64, get more involved (volunteer, etc) and write two great essays?

Thanks for your time..
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Replies to: From ACC to UT...hopefully

  • schismmanifestoschismmanifesto Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    Very Good Chances if you have a 3.64. Communications isn't that hard to get into.
  • JuanEatsPandasJuanEatsPandas Registered User Posts: 325 Member
    I'd say you have a really good chance of getting in.
  • mcalvelloxxmcalvelloxx Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    Great to hear!
    I will get all As this semester and the next.

    I spoke to an admissions counselor and she said that the average GPA for Liberal Arts is between 3.5 and 3.6 That keeps me motivated!

    Do you think there's a better chance for admission if I apply for summer 09?

    You would think that less students apply for the summer but maybe I'm wrong..

    Thanks guys..
  • topawala20topawala20 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    haha man i am in the same boat as you. i go to a different community college but i plan on going to UT in fall of 2009. I will have about same credit as you with exact GPA as you if i get all A's. lol but I want to get into mccombs business school but i can't externally so once i get into UT i will have to try internally. but yea i e-mailed the counsolar and he said that average is 3.5 for Liberal Arts.
  • JRoJRo Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    are you SURE they look at your high school scores? I thought if you had 30 hours after your freshman year, your high school grades are not considered. correct me if i'm wrong, please.
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    I was thinking he meant he had taken U.S. Gov and Microeconomics at ACC while he was in high school.
  • mcalvelloxxmcalvelloxx Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    Ooops, I meant to say that I took US Government at ACC while I was in HS.
    I took Microeconomics during my first semester at ACC (after graduaiting HS).

    The minimum amount of credits for UT is 30 hours.
    And yes, your HS grades don't matter when you are a transfer student.
    I'm glad SAT/ACT scores don't matter either. I can see UT changing that as admission gets more competitive...but maybe not.
  • vic12vic12 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Compare with liberal arts, is school of natural science more difficult to get in ?
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