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about 1 year ago
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What can I do in the next 2 years to stand out from other applicants if I apply to UT and Georgia Tech?

I am a sophomore in Texas. My school does GPA scale rankings differently but so far, I have a 4.07 unweighted and a 5.33 weighted. I have 5 Ap's done by the end of this year and around 13 total AP/IB by the end of senior year. I am interested in majoring in Computer Science/Marketing Management. I have leadership in 2 clubs & decent extracurriculars with awards. I haven't taken the SAT yet but I don't know the situation will work out because of the virus yet. My reach school is UT Austin as it is very selective and wants rank. I will probably get ranked and I was just wondering about what else I have to improve to get accepted into this program. My other option is Georgia Tech and I just need to know what improvements I need to be closely considered for both schools.

Thank you!


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about 1 year ago

You look quite solid. I would suggest you take the extra time on your hands to study thoroughly for the SAT. Aim for at least a 1500. And I think you should begin to work on expressing yourself clearly while writing because of college essays.

Again, UT Austin should be more of a target for you. I'd urge you to aim higher for reach schools, like Stanford, the Minerva Schools, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, since you are interested in CompSci.

Again, compete in hackathons here and there, and get a good backbone in programming. CompSci is very very competitive.

Good job, by the way.

about 1 year ago

Make sure you are taking the most APs you can take at your school. Make sure to have at least an internship around the field you are targeting. Other than that, you are doing a great job!!!


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