right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.


Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.





Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!


or Skip Forever

IMPORTANT NEWS: CC Forums are now in read-only mode as the team is working on the transition to a new look with enhanced features. We anticipate full service on the site to return on Nov. 24. Read more about this here!

chances?

sassy123789sassy123789 1 replies1 threads New Member
hiello! so i am from nova and i really wanna go to tech in 2021 fall. I am a current senior and my gpa is 3.5 (weighted). Now, there is a reason as to why my gpa is low...My family moved out of the country for 3 years and I basically came back in the beginning of sophomore year to my current high school. The grading scale is way different over there and the curriculum is extremely tough. So my "low" grades here are considered super high there and as such while translating the rest of my freshman grades to the american scale.. they all turned out to be low.

I worked really hard for the next 3 years by taking a lot of AP's and summer classes to make up for my bad start...but it really isn't my fault.

I want to major in CS in Virginia Tech but I really don't know what to do. Any suggestions? How are my chances? Do you think they will understand my situation?
9 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: chances?

  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 959 replies16 threads Forum Champion
    I would talk to your guidance counselor on this. They will no better then most here.

    3.5 is low - is there any way they can retranslate those or possibly exclude them from your GPA.

    CS may be tough as the engineering dept. is particularly difficult to get into. If CS is your thing you may have to look elsewhere. There is BIT at Virginia Tech which is in business dept. and little easier to get accepted.
    · Reply · Share
  • sassy123789sassy123789 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you for you response.

    What if i applied to the University Studies Major? Would that increase my chances?
    · Reply · Share
  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 959 replies16 threads Forum Champion
    Compared to CS - yes as CS and engineering are much more difficult to get in. However, realize that it is also very difficult to transfer in to CS from other majors outside engineering. Transferring into Pamplin (Business) and BIT should be doable or other majors in science department.
    · Reply · Share
  • tkan2021tkan2021 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I am a female high school senior (In state), trying to find my chances in the VT Engineering school. Weighted GPA 3.98, SAT 1340 (Math 680 , SAT 660). Volunteer hours ~ 80. 8 AP classes, and few extra curricular activities (including a club I co-founded and am vice president of at my high school). I also have a twin sister, and we both want to go to the same college. She has a 4.35 gpa, not including SAT, same volunteer hours, takes all IB courses, and is also involved in extra curriculares (including being president of a club and co-chair of model UN). We were wondering what our chances would be of getting into this school, as it is our first choice and we aim to go to the same college. (We are not applying early decision as we both want to go to the same school, instead we are applying early action)
    · Reply · Share
  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 959 replies16 threads Forum Champion
    It is hard to tell from GPA. I would speak to your guidance councilor - if your GPA is in the top 10% of your school then you have a legitimate shot I would say. I would see about getting the SAT up a little more - I think with your weighted GPA under 4.0 (but again I don't know how that stacks up in your school) you may want that math over a 700 being your looking at engineering. If you were not going for engineering I would say you definitely have a great shot.
    · Reply · Share
  • CaliPapiCaliPapi 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Also looking for a "chance me."

    OOS female, California.
    Intended psychology major.
    3.95 GPA, 30 ACT superstore
    Volleyball team captain, varsity starter 3 years
    What do you think?
    · Reply · Share
  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 959 replies16 threads Forum Champion
    I think you have a fairly good chance - go for it. If VT is your first choice apply Early Decision - otherwise apply Early action.
    · Reply · Share
  • aaronfleshleraaronfleshler 2 replies0 threads New Member
    civil engineering major, 96 GPA, 1470 sat. chances?
    · Reply · Share
  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 959 replies16 threads Forum Champion
    They are probably pretty good but no way to predict.
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity