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***OFFICIAL UW FRESHMAN '24 THREAD*** ADMISSIONS/PREPARATION

clh2903clh2903 1 replies2 threads New Member
STATS:
Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available):
Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections):
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any):
AP exams (scores in parentheses):
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:

Essays (topics, details):

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
High school type:

Gender:
Race/ethnicity:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:
Pell grant eligible?:
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

Highest level of parent education:
Living with both, one, or no parents?:
Relation to alumni of college:

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:
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  • xiaobaomama2020xiaobaomama2020 35 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hi, has anyone received the login information for UW portal? Based on the website "Freshman applicants will be sent instructions to set up their NetID in December".
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  • sumaya15sumaya15 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Yes, I have received mine yesterday! Check your inbox to make sure.
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  • sumaya15sumaya15 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi, please let me know my chances!

    Gender: Female
    Age: 17
    Ethnicity: Black/African American
    In-State
    From low-income family

    Status: Running start student / High school Senior (I've been taking classes full time at Highline College since my junior year)

    Highschool GPA: 3.78
    College GPA: 3.71

    SAT SCORES: 1290 (690Math/600WRI/REA) - I'm planning to retake during March. Can I still send that score afterwards?

    ACT SCORE: 21

    CLASSES:

    FALL 2018: Vice-president Honor Roll - GPA: 3.90

    *BIO 160
    *BUSN 135 (elective)
    *General CHEM I / LAB

    Winter 2019: Vice-president Honor Roll - GPA: 3.83

    *BIO211
    *General CHEM II / LAB
    *Calculus I

    Spring 2019: Vice-president Honor Roll - GPA: 3.63

    *BIO212
    *General CHEM III / LAB
    *Calculus II

    Summer 2019: Vice-president Honor Roll - GPA: 3.75

    *BIO213
    *ENG101

    Fall 2019: GPA-3.47 (tough quarter)

    *ART171
    *Organic CHEM I / LAB
    *Physics I / Lab


    ESSAY: okay (7/10)

    Volunteer (30+hrs): Tutored at my local library

    Work Experience (3 months - present): Tutored for a program at my college

    Class Rank: 18/211
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  • BookGazetteBookGazette 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
    STATS:
    Out-of-state (Idaho)
    Asian Male
    High-Income
    Electrical Engineering

    GPA: 3.98 UW/4.34 W
    Rank: 5/412
    Course load: Heavy AP/Advanced STEM Emphasis
    ACT: 31 (E: 35 M: 28 R: 30 S: 31)

    AP exams:

    Taken:
    Calculus BC (5) [AB Subscore: 5]
    Statistics (5)
    Chinese (5)
    US History (5)
    English Lang (4)
    Seminar (4)
    Computer Science A (4)
    Computer Science Principles (4)
    Physics 1 (3)

    Planned:
    Physics C E & M
    English Lit
    Research
    Music Theory
    Microeconomics


    Major Awards:
    AP National Scholar (National)
    President's Award for Education (National)
    All-State Musician [Choir] (Regional)
    2017 Gene Harris Jazz Festival Outstanding Soloist (Regional)


    Extracurriculars:
    Choir: Section Leader in Chamber Choir, Made All-State, Soloist Award
    Cross Country: Team Senior, Varsity Letter
    Track and Field: Varsity Letter
    Computer Science Club: Vice-President and founder
    Boise Modern Chinese School: Studied Chinese Language and Culture to prepare for the AP Chinese exam
    AP Capstone Program: Currently working on research in the field of Computer Science

    Job/Work Experience: Foodservice (not on application)

    Volunteer/Community service:
    NJHS: 30 hours (9th grade)
    NHS: 20 hours (12th grade)
    Misc. Volunteering: 100+ hours (not on application)

    Summer Activities:
    Tutoring (part of Misc. Volunteering, not on application)

    Essays (topics, details):
    Personal Statement: Running the mile and how it relates to my desire to continue pursuing
    Short Answer: My desire to have a full-plate of extracurriculars in a limited window of time
    Honors 1: My openness to risk-taking exploring interdisciplinary topics
    Honors 2: Comparing 2 unrelated subjects and bringing them together to solve a world issue: Choir and Government and solving Political Polarization

    Highest level of parent education: Doctorate
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
    Relation to alumni of college: Father worked as Post-Doc, Cousin Masters
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  • otherhood2020otherhood2020 26 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Sumaya15 - The deadline to submit test scores is 12/31/19. Sending scores in March, will be too late. In fact, decisions will be released between March 1 and March 15.
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  • furniturefurniture 66 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Anyone know what day decisions were released last year?
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  • west2east20west2east20 135 replies1 threads Junior Member
    For the most part, in looking at last years acceptance thread, students were admitted starting Dec 7. A handful of students, Presidential Scholars, heard sooner, but very few. Rejects and waitlist received emails starting then, everyone else had to go into their portal to see acceptances.
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  • west2east20west2east20 135 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I meant March 7, not Dec 7.
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  • whitefox589whitefox589 5 replies7 threads New Member
    Female
    Asian-American (Japanese but have US citizenship)
    high-income

    my stats are ok compared to my peers at school, but i hope that i get in.

    STATS:
    no rank or percentile stuff available
    GPA* 3.97
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1430 (680 R&W, 750 math)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 630 us history and 680 math level 2 but didnt send these
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (5); now taking AP Calc AB, AB Chinese, AP Economics


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars:
    Job/Work Experience: working at mom's restaurant for the past few years.
    Volunteer/Community service: RAC (380 hours max), manager and participated for volunteer activity (60 hours), Japanese tutor (300 hours max), track and field manager, etc.
    Summer Activities: same part-time job as above and summer school

    Essays (topics, details):
    Personal statement- wrote about my challenge on how I had to be the translator for my school`s president and teachers from Japanese exchange school for the first time and how I overcame the cultural preconceptions of Japanese= graceful, don`t disappoint anyone, etc. and learned to persevere despite my introverted nature.

    Short answer: How my job experience to broaden my perspective as I travel abroad as I interacted with co-workers and customers back home in Japan.

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: private boarding school

    didnt apply for financial aid.

    Highest level of parent education: Lawyer Doctorate
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Living with both
    Relation to alumni of college: none
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  • furniturefurniture 66 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Anyone have a feeling decisions will be released on March 13th? Oh and do you hear by mail or email first?
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  • west2east20west2east20 135 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @furniture In the past, portal updates occurred for those accepted, those not accepted or waitlisted received an email. March 13 seems a bit late. But I guess we wait and see
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  • ChiMom191ChiMom191 11 replies0 threads New Member
    Does UW send merit award $ with acceptance notifications? Or is it sent later?
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  • vannevkavannevka 39 replies1 threads Junior Member
    We just visited UW and they said you get everything in your acceptance letter--acceptance, merit/aid $, and direct admit info if applicable.
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  • ChiMom191ChiMom191 11 replies0 threads New Member
    Thank you!
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  • west2east20west2east20 135 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Should we assume this will be the thread to post admission decisions when they come out between Mar 1-15?
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  • furniturefurniture 66 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I think so
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  • alexlin02alexlin02 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Ok so I'm an idiot and didn't know that official scores were required to be submitted online. Will my application still be considered at this point? I never received any emails about missing materials and I've been getting the recent emails regarding the upcoming decision.
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  • alexlin02alexlin02 10 replies0 threads New Member
    by the way here are my stats:

    GPA (w): 4.17, no unweighted but id guess around a 3.8 or so
    SAT (total and sections): 1400 (690, 710 regret not studying more)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 700 biology e didn't submit
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Biology (4)
    - high honor roll all 4 years, national chinese honors society for 2

    Extracurriculars:
    - study abroad in shanghai for chinese language/culture summer after sophomore year
    - president of asian culture club
    - 3 years varsity tennis (coaches award/ marathon player award, doesnt really matter)
    - 3 years basketball (1 year jv (sharpshooter award, again doesnt really matter), 2 years varsity)
    - senior class secretary
    - chinese speech contest (didnt win anything)
    - chess club vp

    Volunteering:
    - science camp volunteering
    - beach cleanups
    - weak aspect of my application

    Essays (topics, details):
    - Submitted a short story I wrote for english about driving as a metaphor for missing youth (really abstract and weird)

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    High school type: private (250 kids, allows me to get a lot of ecs but the academics are tough)

    Gender:
    Race/ethnicity: mixed white and asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: doctorate
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both but alternating, middle of divorce
    Relation to alumni of college: none

    got rejected from both middlebury (ED1, applied bc i wanted to pursue chinese and their language program is really strong) and tufts (ED2) for early decision admission
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  • west2east20west2east20 135 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @alexlin02 Do the emails from UW you received about decisions indicate a date they will start coming out? Or just the standard March 1-15. My D hasn’t mentioned any emails, so as a parent, I’m in the dark.
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  • otherhood2020otherhood2020 26 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @alexlin02 The e-mail gives the 3/1 - 3/15 time frame.
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