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I'm not top ten percent...chances to bio honors program!?

imacrazyscientistimacrazyscientist Registered User Posts: 1,016 Member
Chances to UT Austin Biology Honors Program?

State of Residence: TX
Ethnicity- Filipino
GPA: ~97
Class Rank: ~25/210 (Tough Magnet School..One of top schools in the Nation)
SAT: 2200
Bio: 780 Lit: 770 Math II-780
AP Scholar
Mostly 5's a couple of fours
Course Load: Gov/eco AP, Bio AP, World History Pre-AP(AP not available), English II H, English III, IV AP, Chemistry Pre-AP, Statistics AP, Latin 2,3 H, Physics AP, Precal H, Cal AP

Prefreshman Engineering Program- 3 summers Straight
3rd year: 98 ^ High Honors Award

Honor Roll

Summer Science Research Program 2005 and UT Health Science Center
1st at Alamo Regional and Junior Academy
3rd at State

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) (President)
3rd place State HOSA Bowl Team

Student Council (Representative)

Latin Club, Proconsul (Vice president)
6th at area, 4th place at State Latin Grammar
1st at area, 2nd at State Latin Grammar
1st Latin Essay at State
NLE Gold Medalist 2 yrs
Cum Laude Pentath
Summa Cum Laude Pentathalon
Started Latin Tutoring Organization, President

Red Cross Club


UIL Academics Science
6th, 7th place

Volunteers at Library

Choir 2 yrs
Orchestra-1 yr
UIL Solo- Rating of 1

Playing viola for 2 yrs

Mu Alpha Theta

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Replies to: I'm not top ten percent...chances to bio honors program!?

  • yy0712yy0712 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    you should definitely try...if the 'bio honors program' you are referring to is the deans scholars program, feel free to pm me
  • marcuswong09marcuswong09 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member

    do you go to Med High in the Valley?
  • goldtxgoldtx Registered User Posts: 402 Member
    Marcus, were you aware that the previous posts were from 2005?
  • pervezpervez Registered User Posts: 295 Junior Member

  • ChiasmusChiasmus Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    What is the bio honors program? Do you mean Dean's scholars?

    If you are considering Dean's Scholars, I'd like to point out that you should reflect on why you want to apply and enter, and your answer should not be 'because i've always been honors.'

    If it's for research, there's another program that can help you with that, FRI: College of Natural Sciences | Freshman Research Initiative

    Often, as a Dean's Scholar you are required to take the 'Honors' version of the core class, which limits your choices of professors (Often, only one), and this may not be the best professor for the course (e.g. the 'Normal' professors are more engaging). The trade off here is that your degree in the upper-division courses isn't as strict as the 'normal' degrees. Also, keep in mind honors here does not get you extra GPA points.

    If these points don't resonate with you, by all means, apply!
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