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β€’ 06/08/2020 at 10:18PM

Can I get into Princeton with a few C's?

I just checked my transcript and saw that I have 3 C's on my transcript. I'm an A- student but struggled due to depression. I got one C my freshman year and 2 sophomore year. Will it affect my chances of getting into Princeton University? Should I still apply? If not, how can I improve my chances of getting in?

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β€’ 06/09/2020 at 01:14AM

Hi! It depends on your overall GPA I assume. If you have weighted classes that brought up your GPA it may not be too bad on your application. I'm sure it will negatively impact your application slightly, however, if the overall GPA is not bad, other factors in your application can make up for it. You can improve your chances of getting in by having a very interesting essay, improving on your extracurriculars (by being involved in sports, visual arts, instruments, etc.), and with community service (many hours of volunteering). Hope this helps!

[🎀 AUTHOR]@julylilys06/09/2020 at 01:58AM

Thank you so much, it did! My gpa isn't the best but pretty good, I have a 3.6 weighted. I've been thinking and I got a C- freshman year in English but the following year I finished the year with a 90. I've raised up my English grade throughout the year and I'm going into an English honors class junior year! Sophomore year I got 2 C's on Spanish and Geometry. But, I raised up both grades and I will be going into Algebra 2 honors and AP Spanish and Literature. I've improved.

@RiyaAgnihotri06/09/2020 at 02:30AM

Sounds great! I wish you the best!