Would University of California, Berkeley accept me If I kept these grades up? ENG - 102 Trig - 98.37 Science - 96.32 Global History - 95.5
I'm a Sophomore and I really really want to get into Berkeley. What things would I need to do, other than have good grades, in order to have a higher chance for getting into Berkeley ? #college #university #berkeley #acceptance
Thanks for posting your question. First, I'd like to congratulate you on making such great grades. Let me just say that great grades are a portion of what it will take to get into Cal-Berkeley, but remember that admissions decisions are never about one thing. It's a "package deal" meaning that the admissions committee is going to look at a variety of factors beyond just grades - involvement in extracurricular activities (sports and/or clubs), community involvement (such as volunteering), test scores (ACT/SAT), etc.
Here are some links to help you out:
Cal-Berkeley's "basic admission requirements" for freshmen: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/index.html
You can also submit a "student interest form" which will allow you and your parents to receive information on taking the necessary steps to apply and to enhance your chances for admissions:
And, of course, you'll also want to begin thinking about planning a visit to the campus:
Lastly, I would encourage you to consider other schools as well. Cal-Berkeley only accept 16% of applicants in Fall of 2014 so admissions is very competitive. I am telling you this because it's always good to have a few back-up schools in mind. Plus, who knows, during your search you may even find a school you like better than Cal-Berkeley.