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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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Improving a 2.71 GPA

I'm a high school junior with a 2.71 GPA. I'm concerned about how it might impact my college applications. How can I improve it during the remainder of my high school career? What types of colleges should I consider with this GPA range?

7 months ago

Firstly, don't lose heart. It's important to remember that there's still time to make improvements. Start by identifying your weaknesses in the classes you're struggling with and work on addressing them, whether it's through tutoring, extra practice, or talking to your teachers.

Opt for a strong senior-year schedule that demonstrates your commitment to improving your academic performance. Keep in mind, though, that colleges won't only look at your GPA. They'll evaluate your overall profile, including extracurriculars and essays, which are areas where you can also excel.

Regarding college options, you might want to explore schools with average GPAs in a similar or slightly higher range, as these institutions may be more likely to admit students with your GPA. College admissions counselors at these schools will have experience evaluating applicants with a wide range of academic backgrounds.

Don't forget that you can also consider attending a community college and transferring to a four-year institution later on, as this approach gives you the opportunity to overcome any academic setbacks and prove your capabilities in a higher education setting. Good luck!

7 months ago

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