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Can you get into an Ivy League school with a B average?

Hi, I'm a junior in high school, and I currently have a B average. I've been working hard to improve my grades, but I'm still worried that this might hurt my chances of getting into an Ivy League school. Is it possible to get accepted with a B average, or should I focus on applying to less competitive schools? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hello! I understand your concerns about getting into an Ivy League school with a B average. While it's true that Ivy League schools generally have high acceptance standards, there have been cases of students with B averages gaining acceptance, particularly if their application demonstrates significant strengths in other areas.

For example, if you show a strong upward trend in grades, excel in extracurricular activities, write outstanding essays, or have an exceptional talent, this could offset a B average. However, you should be realistic about your chances and ensure you have a well-rounded list of colleges when applying, including reach, target, and safety schools.

One good thing is that you still have some time left to improve your GPA and strengthen your application overall. Consider seeking help with challenging subjects, and devote more time to your extracurriculars. Ultimately, your goal should be to present the best version of yourself when you apply. Good luck!

9 months ago

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