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PropanePropane Registered User Posts: 467 Member
edited May 2011 in University of Washington
For Computer Science program

ACADEMIA:

Freshman GPA: 3.52
Sophomore GPA: 3.52
Junior GPA: 3.75 W, 3.7 UW
Overall GPA: About 3.6

SAT Critical Reading: 610
SAT Math: 680
SAT Writing: 680
Total: 1970

ACT: 27 (Not sending)

My School does not rank.

AP Courses:
Biology (This year)
Computer Science A (Next Year)
Economics (Next Year)

3 letters of recommendation (math teacher, club advisor, guidance counselor)

EXTRACURRICULARS:

President of Support our Soldiers Club
-Interviewed WW2 Veteran, contributed to National Archive

100 hours of Red Cross Volunteer work
-Office management, computer database organization, phone duty, etc.

4 Years of Varsity Swimming

Member of School Atmosphere Committee
-Helped create a video to send to New England Board of Accreditation to display information about our school
-Spread word about school ideals and beliefs in various ways

HOOKS:

I am of Hispanic descent.

I will not be applying for financial aid.
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Replies to: Chance

  • rubberducky3rubberducky3 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Just so that you know, UW does not accept letters of rec unless you're petitioning (which you wouldn't do unless you were waitlisted or denied) or applying to their honors program.

    Also, you may want to rethink your hook being of Hispanic decsent (as colleges are legally not allowed to admit based on race). You can use your ethnicity to help show your diversity through different experiences you've had, but that is slightly different than what you said.

    I would recommend trying to improve your SAT score a bit, but really the most important part of your application will be the essays you write.
  • MikashaMikasha Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    ^I agree.

    It helps to know if you're in state or out of state. Also to add onto the race bit, UW personally does not admit people based on race like some colleges. They do a HOLISTIC review which means they look at everything. Your GPA, SAT/ACT, extracurriculars, essays, etc. I also stress the essays because they paint a "picture" of who you are as a person.

    Good luck! =)
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