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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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Can I apply to a college if I don't meet all the requirements?

Hi! I'm looking at some colleges, and I don't meet all the requirements for a few of them. Can I still apply, or is it a waste of time and money? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're actively researching colleges and their requirements. While it's true that meeting all the requirements can significantly increase your chances of admission, it doesn't necessarily mean that you can't apply if you don't meet some of them. Colleges often have a holistic approach when evaluating applicants, which means they'll consider various aspects of your application, such as your academic performance, extracurricular activities, personal essays, and recommendations. If you can demonstrate your strengths and potential in other areas, it might help balance out any areas where you don't meet the requirements. However, it's important to be realistic about your chances, especially if the college is highly competitive. It's a good idea to apply to a mix of colleges, including some where you do meet all the requirements, as well as a few where you might be slightly below the requirements but still have a reasonable chance of being admitted. Remember, every application comes with a cost, so be strategic about where you invest your time and money. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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