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Do I have a chance? Could I get accepted? Posted on 03-03-2009
NotMyRealName

At Howard University.. Here is my stuff. Please be completely honest. Activites: Varsity Debate Team Academic Decathlon (made it to state) Mock Trial attorney S.A.D.D. (President) DECA (Vice-President of school chapter) Elite Choir (top select of singers from all of our choirs) Solo Contest (got division 1) NAACP Recycling Club Grades (my problem): Freshman year: 1.1 Sophomore year: 2.2465 Junior year: 3.2 Senior year: Hopefully a 4.0, I'm trying.. Those should (with the 4.0) add up to about a 2.6 GPA. But with my situation, it would probably be best that apply early action, and that's first semester of my senior year.. so they wouldn't even really see the 4.0. Without it, it would average to be about a 2.2 GPA. And even with first semester of a 4.0 senior year, it would average to be about a 2.3-2.4 GPA. ACT: 30 I am VERY aware that that is a horrible GPA to graduate with, and I truly regret it. The problem was that 3 days before my freshman year started my father died from cancer. I was depressed and that got in the way of me reaching my full potential. Sophomore year my mother remarried. I just really want to go to Howard University. It really is my dream school, and I hope with every bone in my body that I get accepted. I don't think there's any other applicant that wants this as bad as I do. I know that sounds naive, but it feels right to say. My desired major is Afrkan studies. I know that's not a very popular major, so that might help me. Or will it? I just really need some honest predictions... What do you think? At this point, I'm not banking on scholarships or anything. I just want to get accepted; that's my only goal. I want this. I don't want your 2 cents, I want all the change you have. Tell me the truth.. And no, I refuse to go to community college for 2 years.
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mochilaaa replied on 03-03-2009 08:03PM [Reply]
Howard likes progress, any school really does . I really think you have a chance . Are you male or female?
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NotMyRealName replied on 03-03-2009 08:30PM [Reply]
Female. Thanks! Do you know if Howard emphasizes on Activities or not? What do they pay more attention to?
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Courtnie replied on 03-03-2009 11:09PM [Reply]
It's crazy that i applied to howard as my 2nd choice school(Spelman #1) I was far more interested in Spelman but Howard gave me full tuition. I think u have a chance of getting in. you have a really good ACT score. you are obviously involved. I hope u mentioned that thing about your dad somewhere in you essay or application cause it probably explains alot. but with that being said. i kno a girl in the same honors classes as me(only in junior year..lower level classes thoughout highschool mainly) she was still very talented and involved, but she didnt even get in and i thought she would have gotten the same scholarship. What i can say is pray..it seems like u have everything else going for u (except for the little mishap u had with your grades) keep ur head u nvr kno...good luck i might just c u at howard of spelman doesnt fork up some cash
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NotMyRealName replied on 03-04-2009 04:22PM [Reply]
Thank you =) I'm a Jr. though.. What was your High School GPA?
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Courtnie replied on 03-04-2009 08:55PM [Reply]
umm im not even really sure to tell u the truth wat my final gpa...i think it was like a 3.8 weighted.
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NotMyRealName replied on 03-05-2009 09:37PM [Reply]
What was her GPA?
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Courtnie replied on 03-06-2009 11:21PM [Reply]
NotMyRealName wrote:
What was her GPA?
3.8 weighted
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plainblain from edgefield, SC replied on 03-16-2009 02:19PM [Reply]

real talk shawty...you might not get in...not tryin to rain on your parade, but I know people that had high GPAs & scores & still didn't get in..just apply for an EASY major, like political science your best bet is to have a major in the school of arts & sciences, then just change your major when you get there
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mmhotgirlusa2002 from Ocilla, GA replied on 03-16-2009 08:18PM [Reply]

i applied to Howad early application...i got a letter saying that they are further reviewing my application i have a 3.6 gpa...ranked 17 out of 84 in my class SAT & ACT scores could have been better activities... FBLA president, BETA, class secretary, homecoming court representative, basketball cheerleader, colorguard captain, tennis, youth sunday school teacher, track, ...and various honor awards i want 2 know what are my chances of gettin in??
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