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I graduated high school in June of 2011 with a GPA of 3.04 (unweighted). As I applied to college, the issue of my low GPA was always in the back of my mind. I had a stellar application, but I was always a little anxious. As it turns out, I could have got away with a lot less worrying.
As of right now, I've been accepted to six schools, rejected from two, waitlisted at one, and am still waiting to hear back from seven.
University of Rhode Island ---(Psychology) [In-State]
University of Vermont
(Psychology) [Presidential Scholarship]
University of Connecticut
(Physiology & Neurobiology) [nearly full ride*]
(Psychology) [waiting on financial aid package]
George Washington University-(Psychology) [Waiting on FinAid package]
(Psychology)[huge surprise, both parents are alumni]
I'm still waiting for a lot of responses, but it's evident that I won't be without some possibilities.
I decided to post this because I know that applying to college is a pretty stressful time, and that stress is exponentially greater if you have a low GPA. I would like to invite anyone to ask me questions or spark a discussion. If I can impart any advice, feel free to ask. My hope is to be able to give a little confidence to anyone who needs it.
I'll fill in any details anyone wants to know about my record. I would have written them all down, but I'm not even sure if anyone will read this, let alone respond.
If you'd like to tell me why you think I shouldn't have been accepted to [x], please do. I'd love to try to convince you otherwise.