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I tried to find a thread in this forum on with 3.5 ish GPA who still want to apply to the top 20 schools, but I can't so I started this thread.
This thread is for parents of kids who have UNWEIGHTED GPAs below 3.6 with NO HOOKS (URM, Recruited Athlete, Legacy), but still desire to apply to the top 20 colleges (we all have a different top 20 list, I know). The parents here would be working on how to best position their kids with one year of high school left. The emphasis is on what the kids can do (and what us parents can do to help) with the remaining high school time to have a realistic shot at a top school given a projected GPA of <3.6.
This thread is for sharing of information and support. If you have examples of B+ kids with no hooks getting accepted to top schools, please share your examples.