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Can you get into the Ivy League with a B on your transcript?

Hi everyone, I'm a little stressed about a B I received in one of my AP classes. I'm worried it'll tank my chances of getting into an Ivy League school. Do you think it's possible to still be competitive for top-tier schools with a B on my transcript? I'm currently a junior with a 3.8 GPA. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! First of all, it's completely natural to feel stressed about grades when it comes to college applications, but try not to worry too much. One 'B' on your transcript won't automatically disqualify you from being considered for an Ivy League school.

I understand that it might feel like a setback, but remember that admissions officers look at more than just grades when selecting applicants. They take into account your extracurricular activities, leadership positions, recommendations, and many more factors.

If the rest of your application is strong (like your 3.8 GPA, which is quite impressive), having one less-than-perfect grade is not the end of the world. In fact, my own child had a few B's on their transcript and still managed to get into a highly selective university.

So, don't be hard on yourself! Continue to strive for excellence, and remember that one B does not define your entire high school experience. Good luck!

9 months ago

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