Yenny 發問時間: 教育與參考出國留學 · 8 年前

關於申請大學, SAT, 和GPA!

我來美國4年了!目前是11年級(junior)

在華盛頓州 Seattle 一個充滿白人的地方...

想請問對申請大學很有經驗的大大們一些問題

我是美國綠卡, 在美國不算留學或是 international student.

現在GPA 3.8 unweighted 左右 (3,88可是今年會變低...)

我一直在練習SAT 可是我的critical reading 一直停在 550左右

math and writing 都有700了 可是reading卻超級低 真的很想要考到2000多

有時候感到真的很失落

我(明年)想要申請一些UC的學校 UCLA, Berkeley, UCSD (打算這三所)

有聽說加州競爭力真的非常非常的大 我在washington真的差很多

(這裡只要3.7以上就算很好了... 我學校也很少會有ivy league的...)

雖然我9年級就開始就拿honors課目前也拿了apush跟ap english 但GPA不是很理想

我的conselor一直催眠我說gpa不比challenging classes還重要 所以我才決定拿freaking honors and ap english 然後當然是拿不到A...

總而言之, 我這樣的GPA SAT要考如何才能有機會申請到UC的TOP學校?

還有我這樣Colleges會不會施捨一點同情心阿? 我不是在這邊長大的所以英文課自然就是我最弱的...

我有參加運動, 課外活動,社團團長, 和一些volunteer

總而言之... 可以大家不要拐彎抹角的指教一下我因該要怎麼做才有機會申請到UC??

或者是我根本不該妄想了...

如果機會不大我大概就留在uw了.

已更新項目:

tuition的部分我之前就有考慮過了.

所以我才不打算其他uc的學校(因為他們都跟uw差不多)

關於choosing residences over out of state students.

不是說現在會比較喜歡out of state嗎

我以為加州很需要我們這些需要付6萬美金的學生...

還有一點不太懂...為什麼加州會expect higher gpa for other states?

別州不但付比較多錢 學校也比不上加州的學校來的有競爭力阿

我不懂為什麼out of state 會比較難進...

2 個已更新項目:

還有關於honors society, 我們學校gpa 超過3.5就是honors society members

我想uc大概就當成我的dream schools吧...

如果不是比uw還好的學校也沒意義了 只是浪費錢而已...

3 個已更新項目:

還有一點 washington 的gpa 是 unweighted 沒有人能夠拿超過4.0.... 好像是一個law

2 個解答

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  • Gary
    Lv 7
    8 年前
    最佳解答

    Your only chance is UC San Diego (and it is not as top as you think - a world of drug dealers...).

    All UCs have an admission ranking priority based on your residence - California residents, out of state residents and international students.

    Since you are an out-of-state resident, your GPA must be high enough to be considered (providing you choose the right major to get in).

    Given a lot of California seniors are denied admission for UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles even with a high GPA (3.7 or higher), your chance, based on your estimate, is extremely slim.

    Also - before you choose, please make sure if you can afford the education. For UCs, you will be paying out-of-state tuition until you graduate. But for UWs, you will pay in-state tuition.

    2013-01-24 11:56:59 補充:

    See the following, and you will understand why:

    http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campus...

    http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campus...

    2013-01-24 12:29:08 補充:

    http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campus...

    The logic behind a higher GPA for out-of-state students is simple - it is the law.

    California Education Code 66202(a) does not provide any preference to out-of-state freshmen.

    2013-01-24 12:34:48 補充:

    Let's look at UC San Diego admission for example:

    http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/UgrdPol.html#fre...

    Minimum GPA for California residents for admission is 2.8, but 3.4 for out-of-state residents.

    2013-01-24 12:36:39 補充:

    Also - since UCs need to justify out-of-state admission, the students must be exceptional in comparing with California residents.

    By this - you know why UW may be a better choice in your case.

    2013-01-24 12:37:33 補充:

    Also - each school calculates GPA differently, even your GPA is unweighted in Washington, the school interpret that can adjust it accordingly.

    Admission to UCs is something money can't fix.

    2013-01-24 12:40:44 補充:

    匿名 - it actually helps.

    A lot of people do not think why this is the case. Your comment actually helps them to face the reality.

  • RenRen
    Lv 7
    8 年前

    妳打算要念什麼科系呢? 科系如果很搶手的,很難!

    基本上加州居民的話還有可能,外州的妳機會不大 for UCB & UCLA。

    不過可以試試看 UCSD UC-Davis & 下修,UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine (y), USC 都是很不錯的學校

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