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Is it worth applying to a college if I'm below their average admitted GPA?

Hi everyone! I'm feeling stressed because my GPA is below the average for some of the colleges I'm interested in. Is it still worth applying, or should I focus on schools where my GPA is more competitive? Any advice would be amazing. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! I understand that applying to colleges can be stressful, especially when it comes to comparing your GPA with the average admitted students. However, it's important to remember that colleges look at more than just your GPA when evaluating your application. They consider a wide range of factors, including extracurricular activities, leadership experience, personal essays, and letters of recommendation. So, even if your GPA is below the average, you may still have a chance of being admitted if you have a strong overall application. It's always a good idea to apply to a mix of 'reach', 'match', and 'safety' schools. Reach schools are those where your GPA is below their average, but you still have a chance of getting in with a strong application. Match schools are those where your GPA is right around their average, and safety schools are those where your GPA is well above their average. Best of luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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