Hi guys, I’m a current HS junior looking at chances for some colleges. I have a low GPA, but partly due to bad grades when first moving (I am going to highschool in California, but I moved here from Texas literally in the week highschool started). I have a strong upward trend, SAT, and curicculars, just afraid one and a half bad years might destroy my chances.
UW GPA: 3.3 (Can get it up to about 3.4 with BYU courses)/W GPA: 3.7
SAT: 1510 (looking to get into 1550 range)
Extracurricular: 3 year DECA member with several finalists awards and 1 first place and 1 second place
Founder of a blockchain company with 150k in revenue
Freelance paid writer for a few blockchain news websites (small)
Written several white papers for blockchain startups (again paid)
Internship with a Indian blockchain startup for a week in India
Top 10 finish in a fairly big professional hackathon in India
Hooks: Moving right at start of highschool
I’m a Asian male in the Silicon Valley attending one of those super competitive schools. I have a upward trend (2.88, 3, 3.167,3.33, now a 4.0 first semi junior). My family will be moving back to Texas right as I start college and I lived there from 3rd-8th grade so i hope that can help a bit for those schools.
Schools I am looking at:
SMU (need the cost down to at most 230k, anymore than that just is not worth it for me)
University of Washington Seattle (lived in seattle 1st-3rd grade so maybe an essay on that)
Ohio State University
I am looking to get into IB, so if any of these schools are not likely (20-30%), then any suggestions would be appreciated!