ShiftyOne wrote: rw2264 wrote: bostonian wrote:
hitmon33 wrote:UCLA rejected me for undergrad with a 4.35 GPA (4th in the high school class) and 35 ACT. Also, no red flags or anything on my resume or transcript. I was from San Diego too, so everyone was just really surprised.
Many of my friends with MUCH worse scores got into the school. It was really quite bizarre. I still think about it sometimes.
4.35 and you were 4th in the class? That had to have been weighted.
i don't know about this person's school, but at mine (also in CA) an A in an AP class was worth 5 points, a B was 4, etc. so if you got 3 As in AP classes and 3 Bs in regular classes, you got a 4.5. i got a 4.83 one year.
That's how my school worked too. Ended with a 4.5 and still was only 5th in the class. It's a pretty dumb way to do it in my opinion, we ended up taking study halls and non-graded classes because normal classes would hurt our grades.
At my Highschool (T50 public) they did it like this: AP/College Courses = 6.00, Honors = 5.00, Regular = 4.00. Taking Regular AND Honor courses hurt my GPA... I think I had like a 5.8 Junior and Senior year.
Thus shocking rejections from the T3 UGs with a 5.3+ GPA (Valedictorian Rank 1 out of 400) and 1580 LSAT + decent/good softs. Oh wait, I'm Asian, guess its not too shocking after all
Things turned out fine though.