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Just another Chance me. ED

RawrItzLoganRawrItzLogan Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Just like the title please c:.


Full IB student in one of the best schools academically in the Midwest.

GPA= 3.3 weighted.
ACT= 23 (sucks I know)

ECs (home school doesn't offer much)=
- Freshman: Band, Drum line
- Sophomore: Band, Drum line (Assistant Section Leader), Drama
- Junior: Band, Drum line (Section leader), Drama
- Senior: Drama.

Other: The school I go to know is out of district and is very academically rigorous. I'm the first one in my family to go to college. I'm also the only second person in the history of my school to do the IB program. I also have some really good recommendations. Teachers say my essays are perfect (for the short 500 word limit ><) and I have an interview in October.

My admission counselor said people have been admitted with my stats and his word is the only reason I'm applying. Is this true? Thanks guys!
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Replies to: Just another Chance me. ED

  • gwgradgwgrad Registered User Posts: 470 Member
    ECs- Fine. Sounds like you're really into band-- show your interest in your essay.

    GPA- Weak/Low. That's your UNweighted GPA?
    You need a 3.5 to get into high school NHS.

    ACT- Very low. Can you study, take classes, and retake the ACT?

    IB- Good.

    Midwest- Decently good hook... less applicants from the Midwest to choose from

    Honestly, I think it's a long shot with the low ACT and low GPA. Write a very good, "real" essay that shows your personality and what you can bring to GW. Get good recommendations. Try to take the ACT again, or the SAT.

    I'm not saying to not apply, but you should also apply to schools that match your GPA and test scores. Apply, but don't count on it... is what I'm saying. You can also transfer in later or do grad school at your desired school. You could even do a year at a community college to get your GPA up, while working and building ECs. You might get into GW as is, might not. Apply to a few dream schools, and at least a handful of safety schools that are a sure thing (based on your academic stats) as well. Good luck.
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