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Can I get in?

BurmabBurmab 17 replies3 threads New Member
edited October 2006 in University of Washington
I would like to know my chances at the University of Washington.

GPA: 3.3 UW
SAT: (550M/700W/690CR) Old school - 1240, new - 1940
plan on taking again in October and raising, hopefully breaking 2000.
Extracurricular's: Weak to the max. Swimming, orchestra, knowledge bowl. That's it! Mostly I just read, does that count as an extracurricular? It damn well should, but I have a feeling it doesn't.

I will probably try to explain my low GPA in one of my essays. It will basically describe the desintegration of my family through alcoholism, intellectual apathy and unemployment, and how that affected me negatively and made me a pessimist who didn't care about school (or life really) my freshmen and sophomore years. Then how I suddenly bounced back my junior year when I learned to accept the shortcomings of those around me and realized I didn't have to be like them. (I have the grade trend to back this up, obviously). I think this will also do well to explain my financial situation and diverse background. Don't colleges love that kind of thing?

My senior year I am in the running start program, taking mostly humanities courses (I plan on majoring in Comparative Literature if I do get into the UW). By the time I graduate from high school I should have over 50 college credits through running start and AP's. Not to mention a 3.7-4.0 college GPA.

So, what do you think? I know the University of Washington has some very nutty admission decisions, but some hint on how I will do will be nice.
edited October 2006
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