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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Will a 2.5 GPA hold me back from getting into a decent college?

Hey everyone, I'm feeling a bit stressed about my GPA situation. So I currently have a 2.5 and I'm wondering if there are colleges out there that will accept me. Are there any success stories or advice for someone in my boat?

7 months ago

Absolutely, there are colleges out there that will consider applicants with a 2.5 GPA. Many schools practice a holistic review process and will take into account various aspects of your application, not just your academic performance. That said, improving your GPA could open more doors for you. Consider taking courses at a community college to demonstrate academic growth or look for schools that place a greater emphasis on other aspects of your application.

If you're involved in extracurricular activities, especially those that demonstrate leadership or special talents, highlight these in your application. Similarly, strong recommendation letters and personal statements that tell your unique story also carry weight. I've seen students with GPAs around yours gain admission to colleges that value improvement and potential over past performance.

Remember to keep an open mind about what constitutes a 'decent college.' Many state schools, community colleges, and smaller private institutions provide excellent education and opportunities for success. Don't discount the possibility of transferring either – many students start at a school that matches their high school GPA and then transfer to a more selective institution after proving themselves academically. Stay motivated and make the rest of your high school experience count!

7 months ago

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