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Chance Me!!! - UW Medical Laboratory Science

Nuna1022Nuna1022 1 replies3 threads New Member
Hi! I am a rising HS senior in the class of 2021. White female from large middle class family in Denver CO. I would love some info about my chances for UW, merit scholarships, etc.

UW is my dream school and I plan to go for Medical Laboratory Science through their Medical school. I am in the IB Diploma program (more below).

GPA (unweighted): 4.0
GPA (weighted): 4.85
PSAT: 1480
No SAT bc of Covid-19
ACT composite: 35
ACT Writing/Grammar: 35
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 35
No ACT Essay
Class Rank: Top 1% out of 300+ students

AP HuG: 5/5
AP European History: 5/5

IB Psych SL: 5/7
IB Spanish SL: 6/7
Will test IB Math AI SL, History HL, English Lang A HL, and Chem HL next may.

I have been in all honors classes through all of highschool and have had straight A's since 7th grade (5 yrs).

Honor roll - 3 yrs
Academic Awards in Spanish, Science, and AP Euro
National Honor Society
State and Regional Competitive Gymnast (through 2017) inc. 5+ State Championship wins
Varsity Diving Letter x2
Top 1% of class for 3 yrs

600+ volunteer hours
Hospital ambassador at RMHC pediatrics
Work in PICU, Peds, and Oncology wards
Volunteer at church with kids programming
Help run teen programming and plan events
Volunteer gymnastics coach (9th grade)
Created non-profit dog treat business (as part of IB CAS) to donate $ to needy shelters in the area

Work Experience:
Gymnastics Team Coach - Ages 5-14 (2018-Present)
Babysitting All Ages(2015-Present)
Market and run a non-profit

I would love to hear my chances of admission, as well as, merit scholarship opportunities bc paying for college is a big worry of mine.

Thanks so much!!!!
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  • Nuna1022Nuna1022 1 replies3 threads New Member
    I forgot to add that I have also been a part of my school's Wind Ensemble for the past three years. This is our highest auditioned concert band performance group.
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  • AroundHereAroundHere 3602 replies22 threads Senior Member
    You are certainly admissible. Take the essays seriously - there are definitely qualified kids who get rejected for thoughtless essays at UW.

    Be aware that merit scholarships do not cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, so make sure you can afford this school. It is expensive for out of state students.
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  • uvawlplzuvawlplz 6 replies0 threads New Member
    I'm going to UW in the fall!! UW with a scholarship is definitely cheaper than other OOS state schools. I'm premed too but not medical laboratory science (biochem). I chose UW over some other schools bc it was honestly a pretty well priced option tho I am OOS.

    I think you have a great shot of admission! I had similarish ECs and much lower gpa and a 36 ACT, and they took me with a scholarship, and I also got into Michigan and NYU. Def put a backup major jic.

    UW cares a TON about the essay from what I've seen, so focus on that.

    feel free to pm me if you'd like/ have any questions lol
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