Anonymous said: Just a quick question: What was your GPA when you applied for UCLA? And what other extra-curricular activities were you involved in?

My GPA was… a 4.26 I think?  Colleges tend to look at GPA is relative to whatever maximum GPA you could get while taking AP’s and sports at the same time—which is about a 4.3 for our school.  Some people have much higher GPAs simply because they took almost all AP classes.  If you’re thinking on applying to UCLA and want more perspective, I was below the average GPA for my freshman class at UCLA, which was a 4.37.

When it comes to clubs, I was Vice-President of Key Club, Secretary for our school’s National Honors Society chapter, and Historian for HOSA (a medical club).  I also did cross-country, track & field,  a little bit of swim, a few calculus-based math competitions, a couple of singing/acoustic guitar performances for the school, as well as a couple of dance/hip-hop performances.

It’s a lengthy list, but don’t be intimidated—I feel like GPA, AP scores, and SAT/ACT scores are by far the most important factors when it comes to getting accepted into UCLA.  Still tho, I encourage you to be as well-rounded as you can be.

Hope this helps!  And feel free to keep asking questions, I’m here to help.  :]