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Chance me (OOS)

somethingsfishysomethingsfishy 18 replies7 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited June 2011 in University of Washington
GPA: 3.62-66 UW, 4.4something weighted
Class rank: Top 20% (My school is NUTS, the #1 class rank last year had a 4.86)
Grade trend: Nonexistent. 3.57 freshman year, 3.86 sophmore year, and either a 3.57 or 3.43 junior year.
SAT: 2020 (730 CR, 680 W, 610 M) Retaking next week, I didn't study at all for the 2020.

US Gov & Pol (4)
WHAP (4 or 5)
Environmental science (5)
English 11 (5)
English 12 (haven't taken yet, probably a 4 or 5)
Bio (Haven't taken yet, it WILL be a 5)
Calc AB (3)
Statistics (3,4, or 5, haven't taken yet)
European History (4 or 5)

Extracurriculars: Black belt in taekwondo, raised and bred endangered cichlids (type of fish) and designed seminars for young people to understand ecosystems, 4 years of XC, 2 years of track. Published in the official journal of the American Cichlid association at age 13, received two awards for my article, including member of the year.

Internship: Docent of education at the national aquarium in Washington DC

Essays: Will be spectacular

Teacher & counselor recs: N/A (UW doesn't look, right?)

Applying with a STRONG interest in their school of aquatic and fisheries science.

State: Maryland
Ethnicity: White
Income bracket: 100k+

Do you think I'll get in? I know my grades could be better, but I'm hoping the stellar extracurriculars make up for it.
edited June 2011
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  • somethingsfishysomethingsfishy 18 replies7 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Seriously? Nobody?
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  • 2plus2equals52plus2equals5 86 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Your GPA is somewhat on the low side, but your SAT scores and ECs make up for that. I think you have a great shot at being admitted next year.
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  • heyitsmedudeheyitsmedude 54 replies24 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    i had lower than you and i got in oos
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  • somethingsfishysomethingsfishy 18 replies7 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Ok- I just retook the SAT and I'm about 90% sure I upped my SAT score to a 2200+. Are my odds a bit better now?
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  • lobstaaattacklobstaaattack 36 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    From the statistics that you have provided, I believe you have a high change of being admitted. However, UW seems to focus more on GPA than the SATS. But since you will be an OOS student, the U will definitely be more likely to accept you when looking at your application hollistically. Good luck!
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