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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Impact of a 3.45 GPA on college admissions chances?

Hey guys, I currently have a 3.45 unweighted GPA, and I'm wondering how much it will impact my college admissions chances. Should I be concerned or is it decent enough for admissions? Any advice is appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! A 3.45 unweighted GPA is a solid GPA, but its impact on your college admissions chances depends on the competitiveness of the schools you're applying to. For top-tier universities and highly selective colleges, many applicants have GPAs that exceed 4.0 due to weighted courses, so a 3.45 might put you at a disadvantage. However, there are still plenty of schools that will find a 3.45 to be competitive, especially if you have strong extracurriculars and essays.

To boost your chances, make sure you're highlighting your strengths, such as involvement in community service, leadership roles, or a unique talent. Also, consider taking challenging classes in your remaining semesters and improving your test scores if necessary. Demonstrating an upward trend in your academic performance can help alleviate some concerns about your GPA.

Ultimately, colleges seek students with unique talents and experiences who will contribute positively to the college community, so don't underestimate the power of a compelling application. Best of luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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