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What are my chances of getting in?

LiversnailsLiversnails 12 replies15 threads New Member
edited July 2012 in University of Washington
I am a High School Senior
I had been slacking off in my freshman and sophomore years. I had a 1.8 gpa(1.7 and 1.9). In my junior and senior years i took AP Macroeconomics, AP US History, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science as well as IB Higher Level Physics and IB Standard Level Mandarin. I had a 3.8 gpa in my last two years and my gpa is now a 2.8. I have a 2100 SAT( I got a 700 on each of the tests). I had 4s and 5s on my APs, I also got 6s and 7s on my IBs. I joined two clubs for two years and racked up 600 hours of volunteer work. I can speak 3 languages(English, Mandarin and Indonesian). I was also on the Varsity Basketball team at my High School. I plan on double majoring in computer science and marketing. What are my chances of getting into UW?
edited July 2012
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  • 2012Dreaming2012Dreaming 9 replies7 threads New Member
    You seem to be fine except for your overall GPA... which honestly might hurt you quite a bit.

    Did you try and explain the growth/maturity you achieved during your Junior/Senior years in your application essays?
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  • LiversnailsLiversnails 12 replies15 threads New Member
    I did mention that I had matured from my sophomore to junior year and that was when I started coming into my own. I also found out that only 1% of students have below a 3.0 gpa but I was wondering since I had a 3.8 my last two years would I be moved up a couple of categories into the 3.25-3.49 gpa range when they deliberate?
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  • speedsolverspeedsolver 1903 replies16 threads Senior Member
    Your GPA may hurt you but it's a huge improvement from freshman/sophomore years to after that. That will definitely catch their eye. I don't think you'll be "moved up" categories, but they'll really look at that upward trend.

    Good job on getting things together :) Remember that they don't look just at grades but at your overall application. I'd actually wager a guess that you have an okay chance (given the GPA) if you write great essays and really show yourself in your extra curricular activity blurbs.
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