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When I graduated the top 10% policy was still in effect, but I wasn't in the top 10% of my class so it didn't apply to me. I made sure that I had a LOT of community service hours-- upwards of 500-- and had a resume that made me a good candidate for my college and major within UT. If you're applying to engineering, find some sort of club you can join while you're in high school or do some research so you're qualified. I'm in the comm school now, and I was the editor of my high school news paper and really active in leadership organizations.
| Jan 03 2012 | I was 5th in my class, my essays were pretty awesome as well as my letters of recommendation. I was involved in almost anything while in high school- literally, and my SAT was pretty high as well. Well, I was in-state and in the top 2-3% of my class, so that was automatic. I was originally accepted to the architecture school (accepts less than 10% of applicants) before changing my major in my freshman year, and I imagine it was through a combination of difficult classes, high grades and test scores, volunteer work, and relevant/meaningful extra-curricular activities. Top 8% at a Texas public school
Sent in my application, SAT scores, and transcripts