Hello! I’m an international student from Venezuela. I am currently on a gap year and applied to Ivy League schools and got rejected to all of them including USC, Stanford and Colgate. My stats are 31 ACT one sitting and a gpa of 3.3 with honor rolls in English, history, bio, etc... but really bad math and average chem and physics. I used this gap year to intern in NYC, here I worked for a production company. We presented works in Lincoln Center and the Met opera! I also speak 5 languages and was very engaged in high school clubs and did some volunteering in an orphanage in Venezuela. I wanted to know which are my best options to try and transfer into an Ivy League or NYU. I’ve been offered a place in Quinnipiac and could also try to get in colleges with rolling admissions but I read that maybe starting in community college in NYC gives you a better edge applying to Columbia and NYU. I would like to know which would be the best option for me. I managed to get the 31 on my ACT studying on my own so I know I can bring up my gpa pretty fast. My problem was that Venezuela is almost on the verge of civil war and my high school years were chaotic (barricades, etc...) thank you!