Q: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. :]