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Chance a CC newbie for some schools, please!

bernmanbernman Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited October 2011 in What Are My Chances?
Hey guys, I'm a senior this year and I'm really nervous about the whole college application process. I found this site hoping you guys could give me an idea of how silly it is for me to apply to some of the colleges I'm considering.

Male
Caucasian
Income: Around $60,000 (Not too sure)
Jewish
Florida Resident

Brother attends University of Florida
Father attended Emory University
Mother attended Stonybrook and University of South Florida

Freshman Year: 5 honors courses, 1 B and the rest A's
Sophomore Year: 4 honors courses, 2 B's and the rest A's
Junior Year: 5 AP Courses (Calc BC murdered me...) 2 C's, 2 B's, and the rest A's
Senior Year: 5 AP Courses (No grades yet)

AP Scores:
Computer Science - 4
English Language and Composition - 3
Biology - 3
Calculus BC - 2
Calculus AB Subscore - 2
US History - 1

Test Scores
SAT
Reading - 620
Math - 590
Writing - 570
Total - 1780

ACT
English - 33
Math - 29
Reading - 31
Science - 32
English/Writing - 28
Composite - 31

GPA
Unweighted: 3.71
Weighted: 4.39
Class Rank: 15 of 81

Extracurriculars
Drama Club - 4 Years (Treasurer for 2, Vice President for 1)
Future Business Leaders of America - 4 Years (3rd Place Computer Game and Simulation Programming at State Level)
Pinellas Youth Symphony - 4 Years (Principal Violist for 2, Quartet member for 3)
National Honor Society - 2 Years (Good Standing)
Video Game Design Club - 1 Year (Co-Founder)
Students Working Against Tobacco - 2 Years
Fox 13 Magazine Television Show - 1 Year (Package Team member)
United Synagogue Youth - 4 Years (Membership/Kadima Vice President for 1)

Volunteering/Community Service
Great Explorations Children's Museum - 105 Hours
St. Petersburg College Public Library - 20 Hours

Awards
Most Improved Award - Serenade Strings String Ensemble (11th Grade)
Drama Medallion (11th Grade)

Considered Majors
Computer Science
Acting
Viola Performance
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Sorry for the length, but I wanted to make sure I didn't forget anything. I'm planning on applying to the following schools: USF, UCF, UF, Georgia Tech, Rice, and UC Berkeley. I would really appreciate being chanced on those as well as any more you guys think I should consider. Thank you so much for reading and please chance me!
Post edited by bernman on

Replies to: Chance a CC newbie for some schools, please!

  • jshainjshain Registered User Posts: 5,341 Senior Member
    What is your intended major and class rank or decile? You onviously just want to submit your ACT scores at this point. UCB doesn't make financial sense if you live in FL. Rice is probably out of range but apply anyway and see what happens.
  • bernmanbernman Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    They're up there, but my rank is 15 out of 81 and I either want to major in Computer Science, Acting, or Viola Performance.

    I'm still unsure about applying to UCB because it's such a longshot and even if I get in I probably won't be able to pay my way in. I'm just looking for a school that would fit me well, and UCB has one of the best undergrad CS programs in the country (or so I've heard).
  • bernmanbernman Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Sorry for the huge bump, but I took the SAT again and scored much better this time around.
    Reading - 760
    Math - 680
    Writing - 710
    Overall - 2150

    Does this change my chances at all for UCB or Rice? Thanks for taking the time to read and I would really appreciate some chances. Thanks!
  • CrystalJCrystalJ Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    It makes you a more competitive candidate, but nothing is certain.
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