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10 months ago
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Do colleges consider international students for admissions even if they have lower than average GPA/SAT?

I am considering applying to AU/GWU as an international student although my GPA/sat scores are not that close to being average. I am wondering whether these schools would consider me given my "international" citizenship and coming from different educational systems.

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10 months ago

Since both AU/GWU have long-standing test-optional policies, they will be relying more on the other qualifications you bring to the table. In the absence of submitting an ACT/SAT score, you will need better grades. At a minimum, you will need a 3.75 unweighted GPA for both schools. If you have as you say lower GPA, then you should be providing them either an ACT/SAT score in the 30-33 composite and 1300-1450 combined score or SAT Math/English Subject II tests in the 680-720 range to show you have a good mastery of English and Math. All top 100 colleges are used to working with Int'l standards so that is not an issue. The bigger more pressing on is that you have limited time to get your STATS up. Getting your GPA up in 1 academic semester is rather futile.

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10 months ago

It's hard, for international students the average scores a bit higher so it is hard, to be considered you will need to have average GPA

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