Tips for getting into the University of Florida

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Thomas

Cape Coral, FL

#70 Aug 4, 2012
You guys are idiots. That 1270 is most definitely his two-score. I could take a sh*t on the scantron and get better than a 1270 three-score.
DustyDiary

Belle Glade, FL

#71 Nov 17, 2012
Hi, I applied to attend summer of 2013. I am excited, but very nervous. Sadly, I only have a 2.9 GPA but my school has some sort of connection that lowers the expectations... I confident that I have a chance. Just keep praying.
Emily

Sarasota, FL

#72 Nov 29, 2012
DustyDiary wrote:
Hi, I applied to attend summer of 2013. I am excited, but very nervous. Sadly, I only have a 2.9 GPA but my school has some sort of connection that lowers the expectations... I confident that I have a chance. Just keep praying.
2.9 GPA getting into UF? That seems like a long shot to me. I applied with a 4.2 weighted GPA (3.9 UW), all AP and honors courses all 4 years, tons of extrac's and volunteer hours, national honor society, national honor society of high school scholars, AND I am on the senior board with tons of other leadership positions outside of the school, and I'm STILL nervous that I won't get in because my test scores aren't the best. Not that UF is my #1 choice, but it would still be nice to get that acceptance letter.
That guy

Hollywood, FL

#73 Dec 9, 2012
Mia wrote:
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What was your SAT score and everything else like? and what year did you get accepted?
Hearing that you got in with a 2.1 gives me hope, but how well did you do on everything else?
I think this person is kidding. I don't think they really got into UF with a 2.1 unweighted. That is equivalent to a 9 C's for each B. more than likely this person is joking.
That guy

Hollywood, FL

#74 Dec 9, 2012
Mike wrote:
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Probably because a 1270 is a shit score. I don't consider myself academically inclined. I never had a GPA of more than 2.8 in high school (sometimes considerably worse) and I got a 1630 without studying at all... My gf (who goes to UF) however got a 2130 which is in actuallity a very good score so don't be complaining that your son didn't get in with a 1270 lol...
The 1270 is obviously his score for math and reading because they are not subject to a reader most people simply say their score as a combined math and reading. A 1270 is a very good SAT.
Patrick

Orlando, FL

#75 Mar 24, 2013
If I have a 4.1 weighted GPA (3.8 unweighted), 1750 combined SAT (1180 reading and math), 285 community service hours do I have a shot?
Momof3

Jupiter, FL

#77 Apr 6, 2013
Patrick wrote:
If I have a 4.1 weighted GPA (3.8 unweighted), 1750 combined SAT (1180 reading and math), 285 community service hours do I have a shot?
My son had a 2,000 SAT score, 400 hours of community service and a HPA of 4.7 and he did not get in. Good luck to you...
Momof3

Jupiter, FL

#78 Apr 6, 2013
My son had a SAT score of 1950 and a HPA of 4.7 with 400 hours of community service and he did not get in. Co- captain of football team and numerous club involvement. Good luck to you.
MaltoMon

Dorval, Canada

#79 Apr 7, 2013
My son had a 1000 SAT score, a HPA of only 2.3 and no hours of community service, but he got in because he slept with the rector.
MaltaMon

Oaklyn, NJ

#80 Apr 7, 2013
MaltoMon wrote:
My son had a 1000 SAT score, a HPA of only 2.3 and no hours of community service, but he got in because he slept with the rector.
This is Pedo Bob, the boy rapist of Dorval, Canada, who molested my son in 2004. He posts from Dorval under my name--lately with a change in spelling--and under "annon." He's,a paedophile, currently stalking my son (now almost 21) at his school in Montreal, where Bob moved from Toronto exactly a year ago (Dorval is where Montreal's Trudeau Airport is located) to stalk him after my son identified him as his childhood rapist.
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#81 Apr 7, 2013
Come on MaltaMon, fabricate something believable...
MaltaMon

Oaklyn, NJ

#82 Apr 7, 2013
Bob wrote:
Come on MaltaMon, fabricate something believable...
I don't have to. I just tell the truth, but you, the guilty paedophile perpetrator feel that you must continue to make shit up . But you're sordid boy rape tales give you away. Only my son's rapist would know all those details about him. And follow him eight years later to Montreal. And continue to stalk him.
Bob

Dorval, Canada

#83 Apr 7, 2013
Soon there will be no more complainant in Montreal.
Operation MaltaSilence will "suppress" any inconvenient testimony.
MaltaMon

West Grove, PA

#84 Apr 8, 2013
And what does Operation MaltaSilence entail, pray tell?
embrace your dreams

West Palm Beach, FL

#85 Apr 9, 2013
DustyDiary wrote:
Hi, I applied to attend summer of 2013. I am excited, but very nervous. Sadly, I only have a 2.9 GPA but my school has some sort of connection that lowers the expectations... I confident that I have a chance. Just keep praying.
I wish you well and remember we all were not born with the same star. I see yourself in the campus already!! God bless you
Terri Jo

Orlando, FL

#87 Feb 14, 2014
It's all about sports and connections! My daughter has amazing grades and SATS it does not matter. You basically have to have a connection
distinguished honors

Margate City, NJ

#88 Feb 15, 2014
Jackie wrote:
Yup, it's the extracurriculars. I knew some people with 1300+ SAT scores who didn't get it, while the class president was accepted and she never had an honors or AP course
Catholic school honor students not accepted Hmm,
distinguished honors

Margate City, NJ

#89 Feb 15, 2014
Community hours over 220, works at a law firm doing their accounting, IT administrator distinguished honor, Highest Algebra average, but unfortunately a New Jersey Girl from a catholic school, and not on the track team, but career goal FBI/CIA fighting for against crime control in America. Hmm I will go to the number 2 College in the Nation at Urbana- Champaign for accounting that accepted me for my brain not my Jockness. Hang in there catholic girls.
Rational Nation

Sanford, FL

#91 Feb 15, 2014
If one is looking for research education apply to a Tier 1 Institution.
Melissa

Miami, FL

#92 Feb 17, 2014
Chris wrote:
If getting in as a freshman is important to you than go for it! When I was going to school there this was next to impossible, for me to get in as a freshman was not worth the paper used to write the essay. If you would like to save some time, money and end up with the same degree with a lot less headache consider transferring in from a community college with an AA degree. Before you transfer you might want to brush up on basic math and writing skills because the transition will be quite a shock after your community college experience. This was the road I took and it ended up working out great in the end.
I was considering doing this. I will be graduating highschool in 2016. Do you recommend someone else doing this? What did you major in? what was the transition like?

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