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Are spring admissions more or less competitive?

I am applying to schools to be admitted in the spring of 2021. I was wondering if my admissions chances will be affected by this. In my time off I am working as a supervisor at my job and have an internship in web dev totaling about 60 hours a week together. I was wondering if these will help my overall application or if it will not affect my application. Hoping they can make up for my slightly lower act score.

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@CameronBamerona year ago

What schools are you applying to and when are you applying to them? So if you are working 60 hours a week now, does that mean you are not in high school but taking a gap year? And what is your ACT score and how much lower are the compared to the schools you are applying?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@sherm13a year ago

I am taking a gap semester (I plan to attend school in the spring). My top choice is UW Madison I am an all AP and honors student with a 3.78 GPA and got a 27 on my act. I am working 40hr/wk as a department supervisor at Hy-Vee and about 20hrs (some more some less) a week on a web dev internship. In high school I was heavily involved in work, sports and the arts, with a solid amount of volunteering on the side.

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a year ago[edited]

Based on your info, grades, and ECS and work experience, I think you would be a very good candidate to get accepted into UW Madison.

The only recommendation I have is to consider not submitting your 27 ACT score since it is borderline. It's up to you of course.

Since the deadline is Oct.1 2020, and the decision date is December 31st, in all honestly you could sign up for the Oct 10th or Oct 17th and try to get a 30. Since the turnaround is about 2 weeks, UW Madison would have those scores by Nov 1.

I don't know how you feel about studying for the ACT right now.

Good luck whichever you decide.

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