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Which colleges don’t require a GPA for admission?

Hey people, I heard that some colleges don't focus much on GPA when reviewing applications. Is that true? Could you list some of those colleges or point me towards resources that might help? Also, how do these schools assess candidates without emphasizing GPA?

7 months ago

Hello! It's true that some colleges adopt a more holistic approach and don't require a traditional GPA for admission. Schools like Hampshire College or College of the Atlantic are known for their alternative assessment methods and often don't require standardized test scores either. Instead of relying on GPA, these institutions focus on elements like student portfolios, interviews, and other demonstrations of a candidate's abilities and potential.

They look for depth in extracurricular activities, personal essays, and letters of recommendation to gain a better understanding of the student as a whole person. For a more comprehensive list, looking through college admissions websites or reaching out to admissions offices can provide you with the most accurate information. Keep in mind, even in such schools, showing your academic readiness through your high school coursework and any other achievements outside of GPA will be crucial. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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