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chances please?

recycledrecycled 0 replies1 threads New Member
edited February 2009 in University of Washington
from out of state - california

SAT: 1860
- Writing 660
- Reading 630
- Math 570

- 5 AP classes senior year (German 4, Psychology, US Government, English Literature, Biology)
- 3.5 unweighted GPA first semester senior year (i sent them those grades, they haven't reviewed my app yet according to the status)
- honors classes junior year
- rigorous, specialized humanities program at my high school with a good reputation

GPA: 3.23 unweighted. ouch, i know.
- major upward grade trend (from a 3.00 and 2.57 sophomore year to a 3.5 and 3.60 junior year) (will this help me?)

- appointed to a city-government appointed commission about youth (junior and senior year)
- through that activity, was intimately involved with getting a teen center built in economically failing downtown through donations
- started a recycling program for bottles and cans at my high school that will earn our school money (junior and senior year)
- exchange program my sophomore year in germany through my german class
- photography editor for school yearbook senior year

i'm nervous!! others have gotten acceptance letters and my app hasn't been reviewed?

edited February 2009
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  • seattlestudentseattlestudent 105 replies4 threads Junior Member
    good luck mate, you need it as do I. I think i might have a 45%-50% change of getting in :( this year is a killer.

    I am instate.

    I go to a private school in seattle that is ranked as a top 10 school- our school's students usually have their GPAs in the top 10% of UW's freshman class.
    I have a 3.5 GPA

    SAT: 1850
    Critical Reading 560
    Math 650
    Writing 640 Essay: 10

    Grades (semesters separated by commas) is an unweighted 3.06, 3.6, 3.27, 3.69 , 3.6, 3.7,3.79,(Second sem senior) should have <3.5 but UW doesn't count first semester senior year.

    AP calc, honors physics (first semester of UW calc integrated physics), AP spanish 4

    Both my parents are professors @ UW med (doesn't matter for admissions thought)

    took very difficult course load (with senior year being the most difficult) with honors and 4 years of science/language.

    plenty of EC's (club soccer 12 yrs, JV lacrosse Most improved (took up sport soph year) helped found school environmental club, won seattle good neighbor award (for my neighborhood) , summer job, good essay edited by head of my Language arts department.
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  • seattlestudentseattlestudent 105 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I forgot to chance you :P I think you have about a 1/3 chance of acceptance because you are OOS. You sound like a great person though.
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