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Should I even apply to WashU?
I’m a rising senior and I’ve been really interested in attending WashU in STL ever since I found about the school as a freshman. But my GPA is a major detriment to my application. While I like to think that the rest of my application is competitive. I currently have a cumulative 3.36UW and a 3.64W and I’ve taken 11 AP classes. I know my chances are absurdly low, so I was planning on applying ED to WashU this fall. I’ve done everything I can to show demonstrated interest(emails w my admissions officer, info sessions, campus visit, calls, forms, etc)But I’m starting to think that even with ED my chances are so low that it would be a waste of money. I want to hope that I can get in, but at the same time I want to be realistic. Is is worth it to apply WashU even with my absurdly low stats? Has anyone gotten it with these types of grades without being a recruited athlete or something similar?
Sorry for the long paragraph. I’m just getting really discouraged since I’m working on college apps.
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