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1 point by Bailey703244   6 months ago

Okay. I received a "golden gopher" application (although I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean anything), and I was predicted 91% on Transcript that I would be accepted into this University. To my surprise, I was just waitlisted. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? I have a 28 ACT, and a 3.3 UW gpa. I understand that these aren't the best scores and I am applying into the Engineering department, but why is my prediction score so high? HELP

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1 point by Jade315770   6 months ago

I was waitlisted with a 28 ACT, 3.4 GPA and a 92% chance prediction from this site. I applied to their College of Liberal Arts. I believe I was waitlisted because of my GPA and the fact that I'm out of state. Maybe the same thing applies here.

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1 point by Steen   6 months ago

Parchment over estimates chances at the U of M for applicants having a uwgpa of 3.5 or less - particularly at CSE and CBS. Your 3.4 uwgpa is most likely why you were waitlisted.

Send a follow-up letter expressing your interest and why the U of M is right for you. That should help get you off the waitlist and into CLA.

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1 point by Shayna302886   6 months ago

I was waitlisted also last night with a 30 ACT and a 3.5, along with one of my friends who had a 4.0 and a 26 ACT. I don't really understand what's up either.

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3 points by Steen   6 months ago

Your GPA is the issue. I know someone that had a 2300 SAT with a 3.2 gpa that was waitlisted. She was later admitted. You should get into the U of M in general - but may not get an offer to CSE.

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2 points by Linn512715   6 months ago

I'm in the same boat as you are. I guess its just crossing our fingers and waiting.

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2 points by Joshua618489   6 months ago

i was wondering if my 3.43 uw, 4.2 w, 2100 SAT, and 32 ACT where enough to get into the school. I am a Maryland Resident. also i was president of 2 clubs.

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2 points by JoeyAdams989   6 months ago

I applied back in September and got in no more than three weeks later into CSE for Chemical Engineering. 29 ACT, 3.67 GPA UW, 4.3 W, Michigan resident.

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2 points by Kelly419000   6 months ago

I applied in October to CSB and I still haven't heard back! I got a 31 on the ACT and I have a GPA of about 3.6 or 3.7. I'm also in a few clubs, a sport, I do some community service, and I'm an in state resident . What are my chances of getting accepted to CSB or CLA?

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2 points by ar9559   7 months ago

Just accepted to the College of Liberal Arts! ACT: 29. SAT: 2000. Unweighted GPA: 3.85. California resident. Applied after the 12/15/13 priority deadline. I hope this helps anyone looking for a reference point.

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1 point by 1jdwatxfbh1kzg4ryqvswhqyo   7 months ago

What GPA, class rank, SAT, ACT and activities do I need to ensure I will be accepted as a Pennsylvania resident?

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1 point by pattidouglas1   7 months ago

When applying as a transfer do they really care about your high school gpa and act or do they just mainly focus on you current college gpa? I am transferring from a community college after my first year and i had a 4.0 last semester and applied for the college of liberal arts, what are my chances?

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2 points by Elizabeth 416586   7 months ago

What my chances are of getting into the college of Liberal Arts, I applied in late August and still have not heard back from them, I am starting to worry. I have a 3.56 unweighted gpa, got a 23 on the ACT (i know this is low) . I am extremely involved, I'm in National Honor society, have taken 2 AP classes and am currently in 2 this year as well and I also play Varsity soccer.

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2 points by John709591   7 months ago

Hi I was wondering what are my chances on getting accepted into their nursing CLA ? Math: 570 Reading: 480 Writing: 590 (Essay: 11 out of 12) GPA: 3.6 unweighted Class Rank: Unknown until end of senior yr. I'm also in national honor society and the student council as senior class vice president. First gen college student within my family. I am a NY resident I've already applied but no response yet so was wondering on your predictions

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1 point by Tiffany130344   7 months ago

does anyone know if I got accepted to the college of liberal arts, but I think I might want a bachelor of science degree in biology instead, if I can or should reapply for the college of biological sciences before next fall?

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1 point by kstahl4   7 months ago

Once you go to orientation and talk to your consular he/she will tell you the best option. To transfer into some colleges you need at least one semester completed, in that case you might have to wait until fall. But just in case I would keep track of application deadlines for the spring semester.

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1 point by Nilima604330   7 months ago

Woo! Accepted to CSE!

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1 point by Steen   8 months ago

If you are interested in going to the U of M, then apply. You have around a 50:50 chance of getting into CSE - your uwgpa is a concern. However, you have virtually no chance for CSE honors where admitted applicants have an average ACT above 34 (or 2260 SAT) and class rank above 98%.

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1 point by Taylor909347   8 months ago

I have a composite score of 23 and writing score of a 6. What are my chances? Should I take the ACT again? I have a 3.5 unweighted GPA and weighted 3.6

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2 points by Steen   9 months ago

CLA = In, CBS = not too likely (test score is good - but low gpa). No problem, you can submit a transfer request to CBS after 1st semester in CLA if you have the grades.

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0 points by Collin330525   9 months ago

My friend applied mid august with a 32 on act and 3.8 GPA to one of the easier schools and still hasn't heard back yet either. I wouldn't be concerned

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1 point by Nyrie161812   9 months ago

If the deadline is December 16th but I'm taking the ACTs on December 14th do I technically miss the deadline or will my application still be considered on time?

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2 points by Steen   9 months ago

Submit the application well before 12/16 and mention that you are taking the ACT on 12/14 so scores are pending. If you do this, your application should be effective the date they receive it. Note: 12/16 is a soft deadline - primarily used for reviewing candidates for scholarships - not a deadline for accepting applications for the 2014 school year.

Unfortunately, your gpa is not competitive. You may want to look at UMD, UW Eau Claire and UW Stout as back-ups.

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0 points by Aubrey290222   9 months ago

I have a 3.26 unweighted and a 3.33 weighted GPA. My act score is 25 and I applies to the school of health and education... What are my chances of getting in? Do you think I'll get wait listed instead :(?

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1 point by Steen   9 months ago

If you are in-state, you should get into H & E. If you are out of state, your GPA may be an issue. You need to apply before 12/15 for best chances. A later application will reduce your chances particularly if you are in-state.

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1 point by Aubrey290222   9 months ago

I applied at the very end of August and still haven't heard anything back yet.... Do you think that means I'm wait listed? I am a North Dakota resident so I'd get instate tuition with reciprocity... I don't know if that makes a difference on their admission decision though.

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1 point by Steen   9 months ago

You are not waitlisted. It just means your application did not rise to the top. It will be looked at in more detail later - as part of the general pool of candidates that apply by 12/16.

Reciprocity helps with cost but you are still out of state so no in-state preference regarding the application. Contact the college to follow-up on your application status. That indicates initiative and interest which may help keep your application active.

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1 point by Aubrey290222   8 months ago

YAY just got accepted today!!! :)

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1 point by Ashley98409   10 months ago

3.32 unweighted GPA and 31 ACT, applying for the Carlson School of Business. I'm from an extremely competitive high school so that explains the low GPA. I retook the ACT but I haven't gotten the score from that test day yet. What are my chances?

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1 point by Collin330525   10 months ago

3.65 gpa, and a 24 act applying for carlson school of business....what are my chances?

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1 point by Aurora764787   12 months ago

Please chance me! I'm out of state btw I have had a paid internship at NASA and I've gotten an A in an astronomy 101 course at a local community college. My test scores and other EC's are on my profile.

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1 point by Steen   1 year ago

You should get into one of the colleges at the U of M. However, your chances of getting into the college of science & engineering are borderline. Last year the AVERAGES for CSE admits were ACT 30.6 (your score is ok), class rank top 10% (your rank is a problem). Note: some students start in CLA (easier to get into) and transfer to CSE or CBS after Freshman year. The U of M will automatically consider you for other colleges if they don't admit you to CSE.

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1 point by mattcondon   2 years ago

I have a 3.83 GPA and a 28 ACT applying to the college of Sciences .... I applied in late September and haven't heard anything back. Do you think I have a shot, or do you think I should change to the college of liberal arts?

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1 point by sailorizzy27   1 year ago

Were you accepted? I'm just curious because I have almost exactly the same scores.

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1 point by vkyereme7   2 years ago

You have a very good shot! Don't change! Just be patient!

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1 point by AJWatson95   2 years ago

3.7 GPA and 27 ACT applying to the college of liberal arts... Do I have a good shot? I applied in late September but still haven't heard back. Is this a bad sign? Thanks :)

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1 point by Steen   2 years ago

You should get in with yur GPA and ACT score. Priority application deadline was 12/15 so many notifications do not go out until sometime in January. However, it is possible your application was misplaced or is incomplete (such as ACT score not received).

I would suggest you contact the admisions office just to confirm they have your application and nothing is missing.

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1 point by AJWatson95   2 years ago

Just got accepted on Saturday! Thanks! :)

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1 point by harrij7   2 years ago

I sent my application in during September. Does anyone know how long it takes for an admission decision to be sent in?

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1 point by ree12345   2 years ago

I was told by an admissions counselor decisions start going out in November and finish in February.

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1 point by Thomas55042   2 years ago

I sent mine in September and got accepted the 26th.

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2 points by Steen   2 years ago

I would suggest you call the admissions office. Tell them you want to confirm they have your application and ask if they can check to make sure nothing is missing.

After they confirm you can ask when you should expect to hear something.

Better safe than sorry.

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1 point by lkfax1   2 years ago

25 on my ACT, 3.3 GPA. Do I really have a 79% chance of getting in like this says??

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1 point by minjinamk   1 year ago

I got a 26 on my act and have a 3.6 gpa. I volunteered alot but got waitlisted. Still haven't gotten in. So I probably got rejected.

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1 point by Brockwell23   2 years ago

It really depends on which college you applied to...one of the faults of this site.

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1 point by 13sikloes   2 years ago

I have a ACT of 22 and a GPA of 3.3 as well. I also have a 60% chance, so yes, I would think the numbers are correct :) good luck

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1 point by Shurwitz0118   2 years ago

If I got into this school is that a good induction I will get into University of wisconsin-Madison?

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1 point by Steen   2 years ago

No - but admission to U of MN-TC is probably a good indicator for U of IL-UC.

Admission to UW Madison and U of Mich are more difficult than U of MN-TC. I wuld estimate your chances at U Mich and UW Madison at 50%.

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1 point by jenbug   2 years ago

Uw-madison is a more competitive university compared to uw-milwaukee though, and uw-Madison needs more requirements. Who knows, it all depends on your record but not on your admission of a certain university/college

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1 point by patriotswin   2 years ago

28 on my ACT Advanced science and engineering courses taken. I have an internship in the engineering field and lots of volunteer work and a 3.4 gpa what are my chances?

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1 point by FutureDOCTOR   2 years ago

What college are you applying to?

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1 point by Justin996815   2 years ago

23 on my ACT, 3.6 GPA, AP courses taken, 2 year Youth Apprentice Banking & Finance Student, and participated in PLTW. What are my chances..? :S

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1 point by CenturyPanther   2 years ago

3.4 GPA, PSEO student, volunteer at Mayo Clinc and Ronald McDonald House, but a 20 on my ACT. Will I get in?

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1 point by Thomas55042   1 year ago

probably not

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1 point by bananas95   2 years ago

I got into st Thomas, Duluth, Iowa state, university of Iowa, and am still waiting to hear from hamline and UMN. I did full time PSEO my junior year and this year. I have a 3.5 but only got a 21 on the ACT. You will be just fine when it comes to college apps.

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0 points by hergie10   2 years ago

28 ACT, 3.85 GPA. Will I get in?

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1 point by kferderer   2 years ago

YES!

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1 point by Steen   2 years ago

You should get into the college of science and engineering (CSE) at the U of M. The average ACT score for the 2012 Freshman class was 30.5. Overall, I'd estimate your chances at 80% for both U of Minn and U of Mich.

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1 point by ange1eyes1018   5 years ago

i loveeee Minnesota :))) i would definitely go here if I still lived in MN

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0 points by Venkateswar88862   9 months ago

I have 1.805 GPA and ACT comp 28. It shows 92% chance of me getting into Uinv. of Minn, twin cities.

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