Transferring to Yale with low HS score?
I am an international student so we don't have GPAs. I had high grade 9, 10 and 11 scores (the scores were not inflated -- the tenth grade exam was held and graded by the government). However, my grade 12 scores dropped quite significantly in maths and chemistry. I had applied to and was wait listed at NYU and UChicago but withdrew my application soon after seeing my horrifying scores.
Now, I am a freshman at one of the top institutions of my country (ranked second) with an acceptance rate of 2%. It's super competitive, consisting of toppers from all over the nation. So, if I managed to get a high GPA here, will I be able to make up for my high school scores and have a fair shot at getting into Yale?
As for why my grades dipped, I was in a situation that I don't expect anyone who hasn't studied in my school to understand. I would also like to note that my school is not exactly a wonderfully performing school. I'm the first student from here to get into this college. Most students from here go to tier 2 or 3 colleges. I spent my eleventh and twelfth grade here.
And, of course, I get it if I can't get in. I am at the verge of giving up. I had to fight for everything I have now and I honestly can't go through round two of it. I am currently living the dream of a significant part of my country. So, I might as well drag myself through it.
Thanks for your time!