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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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What are my chances of getting into UCLA with poor grades?

Hi everyone. I've been aspiring to go to UCLA, but my grades are not outstanding (a few C's here and there). However, I'm really passionate about my extracurriculars and community service. Is there still a fighting chance for me to get in? What else can I do to make up for my low GPA? Thanks for anyone who can help!

9 months ago

While it's true that UCLA is known for having a highly competitive admissions process, it's important to remember that they review applications holistically. This means they take into consideration not just your academic performance, but also your extracurricular activities, community service, and any other factors that showcase your unique strengths and capabilities.

Focusing on what you're passionate about and demonstrating your commitment to those activities can help strengthen your application. Additionally, consider highlighting any upward trends in your grades or explaining any extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to the lower grades. To make up for a lower GPA, you might want to aim for higher standardized test scores or write compelling essays that convey your personal story and aspirations.

While there are no guarantees, maintaining a positive attitude and giving it your best shot can only help your chances. Keep working hard, and good luck with your application!

9 months ago

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