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| | I actually didn't apply until the last minute (like in January!) because I didn't think I was able to apply because I only had 2 years of foreign language and I was told Boulder required 3 (even collegeboard.com says this)! But it turns out you can apply with 2, but you just have to take your third year of foreign language (or whatever you are lacking) at some point while at the university!
Fast forward a few months, I was accepted at the end of March, visited in April, and committed by May 1st!
I am an out of state student so it was probably easier for me to get in than say an in state student with the same "statistics" as me, because well quite frankly my family is paying $50,000 while theirs is $25,000 or so.
I only had a 3.25 overall for high school - no AP or Honor classes. I did play some sports and had a job after school. I got a 1600/2400 on the SAT and didn't take the ACT. Pretty mellow grades overall - I didn't think i'd get accepted but I was fortunate enough to!
To get into CU, I had a high school GPA of 3.6, and an ACT score of 31, and some strong recommendations. I participated in some school sports (Basketball and Soccer) and clubs (TSA and FBLA), which might have helped my admission status as well. My strongest advice would be to volunteer. I participated in a variety of programs and kept my GPA strong but I didn't get any scholarships right away. My roommate, however, had the same GPA, participated in next to no clubs, but had over 200 volunteer hours. She got a full ride scholarship from CU for all 4 years, including rent and books.
| Civil Engineering|| Apr 30 2009 |