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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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| 800 verbal
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Can I get into a top-tier college with a low GPA?

Hey everyone, I'm really stressing out about my GPA, which is currently around a 3.4. I've always dreamt of going to a top-tier college, but I'm worried my GPA might hold me back. I have pretty strong extracurriculars and test scores, though. Is there any chance I could still get into a top school? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hey there! I completely understand your concerns about your GPA, but try not to worry too much. While GPA is an important factor in college admissions, it's not the only thing that top-tier schools consider. Your strong extracurriculars and test scores can definitely help balance out a slightly lower GPA. Admissions officers look at each applicant holistically, taking into account various aspects of your application, including your essays, recommendations, and demonstrated interest in the school. Focus on showcasing your strengths and unique qualities in these areas to stand out from the crowd. Additionally, consider applying to a range of colleges, including some that may be a bit easier to get into but still have strong programs in your areas of interest. This way, you'll have a balanced list of schools to choose from when the time comes. Remember, the right school for you is the one where you'll be happy, challenged, and able to grow both academically and personally. Best of luck!

11 months ago

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