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Where can I get in with a 3.4 weighted GPA?

pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
edited October 2008 in What Are My Chances?
Can I get into UVA, W&M, Virginia Tech, VCU and JMU with a 3.4 GPA?
This low GPA is due to the Cs that I got in a highly accelerated (magnet) middle school where I took high school credits and did not expunge them. However, once I got to high school, I have been consistently getting As with a few Bs in between (my GPA as I entered high school form 8th grade was a 2.5, horrendous I know). I have played varsity tennis for my school since freshman year and my ranking has consistently been in the top 4 on the team (and hoping to be the captain in spring this year). I have taken all the AP classes offered, including Calculus BC and Statistics. Also I have over 500 volunteer hours from hospitals and libraries. I also have excellent teacher recommendations. I am a year younger than the rest of my graduating class (I will be graduating when I am 16). My SAT scores are 2150 and 1450 out of 1600. I am attending a a special academy for students interested in being in the health field. I was wondering how good of a chance I stand in getting admitted into the biology or biomedical engineering (premed) programs at uva, tech, w&m, jmu, and vcu
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Replies to: Where can I get in with a 3.4 weighted GPA?

  • VASkinsFan08VASkinsFan08 Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    UVA and W/M, probably not, but your SAT will help you. VT and JMU you have a very solid shot at, VCU is a guarantee
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    cool but isnt vcu biomedical engineering harder to get into than the regular vcu
  • cc3ccc3c Posts: 796Registered User Member
    what is it unweighted?
  • pensive123pensive123 Posts: 144Registered User Junior Member
    Who says your GPA is 3.4?

    My d entered high school with 2 P's, one for alg 1 and geom, and took alg 2 in 9th grade. I suppose this did affect her GPA, but somehow I doubt that colleges will hold that against her that her middle school grades are P's on her high school record. In fact, I would think they would be ijmpressed that you took courses in middle school and got high school credit for them. It's my understanding that colleges re-calculate your GPA when they get your transcript.

    Sure you want to apply to VCU? You are way over-qualified for that one, I can assure you.

    I would think you have a good chance for admission to all of them, given that you are in-state.
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    unweighted is like 3.3. well im thinking vcu because of its reputable alliance with the medical college of virginia. plus vcu has an honors college that i visited and liked , and yea im in state.
  • Justsomeguy99Justsomeguy99 Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
    Community College.

    I kid, I kid. VCU and VTech are possible matches, UVA and W&M are reaches, VCU should be a safety.

    Chance me as well. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/580933-low-gpa-no-chance-all.html Low GPA too, so I guess we're in the same boat. :)
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    ha yea man i guess we are . at least our sats are somewhat high you know
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    for the personal statement for virginia tech, should i explain why my cumm. gpa is low and how i graduate before everyone else, or what?
  • gabzillagabzilla Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    I'm not quite sure what you mean about your GPA because colleges only look at 10th-12th and some include 9th.
  • PolihistPolihist Posts: 315Registered User Junior Member
    OP, try ODU as well. VCU is one of my top choices and we're both in the same situation though my gpa is a little higher than yours. Let me know what happens in the spring!
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    sounds good. what major are you trying out for thouth?? im doing biology or biomedical engineering
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    gpa is cummulative grade point average. its taken by averaging all the high school credits that youve taken. so i took some in middle school and got Cs in them .so when i entered high school it was a 2.5 . and now after lots of AP classes, its a 3.4 as im applying for colleges.
  • PolihistPolihist Posts: 315Registered User Junior Member
    Im either going for history or political science(hence the username lol). Afterwards I will either go to graduate school or law school depending on where my interests rest by the time of graduation.
  • pc083pc083 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    cool haha. whats the gpa that ur applying to college with??
  • PolihistPolihist Posts: 315Registered User Junior Member
    right now its around a 3.4-3.5 something. I dont know what my new one is so far since i have a 4.02 this year.


    which school is your top choice?
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