2260 SAT but 2.3 GPA

<p>Hey! This is my first post.</p>

<p>I got a 2260 on my first try on the SAT. I didn't study. Should I take it again but take a class or something?</p>

<p>I have a 2.3 because ... IDK. ugh...</p>

<p>I am senior. I didn't apply anywhere. (So this means I am taking a gap year.)
Does anyone have any suggestions for schools I should apply to?
I don't know what makes a school a reach for me, etc. so I don't really know where to apply. </p>

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<p>wow! I am so stupid... look at my attempt at confidentiality by writing "P.R." at the bottom and then right after I clicked "Post", I realized my username is "rappoltpierre"</p>

<p>ehh... i doubt you could get into any high high universities... maybe places like... TCU, University of the Pacific, Howard University...? Idk... how do you not study and get a 2260 and have 2.3?!?!?! Is your school like uber competitive?
Yes take it again, if you can get a 2260 without study, you can get a close to perfect score if you study...
if you have a REAL 'WOW' breath taker experience or condition... maybe you can get into a really good school...</p>

<p>well... my weekday goes:</p>

go to school
play calculator games or doodle all day
basketball with the boys
go home
play video games
go to sleep

<p>so i put in 0 effort at school. it's St. Ignatius College Prep (California). The teachers and students act like it is a really competitive uber-challenging environment but if I tried I would PWN them.</p>

<p>I am thinking of trying a personla tutor for the SAT. Does a perfect score guarantee accpetance at pretty much every school?</p>

<p>Um no, a perfect score is only one part of your application. Schools look for GPA, ECs, awards, etc. Plenty of perfect scorers don't get into top schools.</p>

<p>no, u are shut out of the ivies with that GPA</p>

<p>I guess I'm *****d..
2.3 GPA
no ECs
no Awards</p>

<p>See you at the Steel mill....</p>

<p>but seriously what would be some good schools for me to apply to?</p>

<p>would any of the admission peeps consider the potential GPA?</p>

<p>um well your SAT score shows you're smart
but you're not going to get in anywhere with a 2.3</p>

<p>so... go to community college, actually WORK and get grades to match your intelligence, and then try to transfer?</p>

<p>i don't think a higher SAT score is going to help you with admissions....</p>

<p>SAT score shows you're intelligent/capable, but the GPA will make them question your academic skills/dedication. Some schools might be willing to take a risk, but I wouldn't count on it. I think doing something in your gap year to prove that you're focused and reliable will do more to help you than making your test scores a little bit higher.</p>

<p>what if i join the army? and got a 2400?</p>

<p>You don't get it. A 2260 is more than enough to get into a top school. What you need it so show to Adcoms you are dedicated enough to handle the courseload in college. </p>

<p>Also, the SAT is not a measure of intelligence by any means.</p>

<p>how about i send in IQ test scores too (144, that was about 2 years ago when I got my ADD diagnosis; which is just something made up to make money; i diagnose it as L-A-Z-Y) that's intellignece?</p>

<p>and how am i supposed to show i cna handle the courseload in college at this point?</p>

<p>You should know that IQ scores too are not a measure of intelligence. It varies by age, so, as gifted as you are, it means nothing if you don't apply it when you're young to keep it at that level. </p>

<p>In any case, the curriculum at SI is NOT that hard. Getting a 3.0 is not, by any stretch of the imagination, difficult even if you put 0 effort in. At this point, can you even make it to state? If not, go to City College and try to transfer from there. You could always plead UC Riverside or Merced.</p>

<p>mmm.... dude by 0 effort, i mean 0 effort. I'm not one of those people like "OMG IM TOTALLY FAILING, DROPPING OUT OMG" with 1 F or "I TOTALLY DON'T DO ANY HW I AM SUCH A REBEL." and end up with a 3.0. I really do not do anything, and I'm an ass to teachers so they grade me a lot harder than they would others.</p>

<p>If you make a mistake (like the PR thing) after you post, all you have to do is hit Edit at the bottom of your post. You go right back in and fix your error. You can delete the entire post if you want to.<br>
You only have so long to edit your post, however, like 4 minutes or something. (I have no idea how long, can't recall) </p>

<p>My kid has a much higher GPA than yours, is also gifted, and comparable SATs without studying too, but no ECs worth speaking of, and now it's face-the-music time for him, too. EC's apparently matter a lot.</p>

<p>With respect to how your GPA follows you around: My older kid got into the state u. years ago, and graduated with a 2.7 although gifted like you, and this GPA has kept her out of grad school. She did lots of things in college, was involved with student government, had awesome recommendations, but that GPA is king. That's the unfortunate take-home lesson: when you finally do get into college, study.<br>
I know, this sounds like platitudes. Sorry. We finally learned from older sib's experience of the importance of the GPA, and now are being hit with the importance of ECs in college admissions.</p>

<p>Many people like you end up being hugely successful in life, so don't be discouraged.</p>

<p>Do not focus on SAT scores. That is just a symptom of your trying to get something for nothing, so to speak, and it seems like you would prefer to sort of game the system than do some work. I am also a bright person who hated school, so no offense is meant.</p>

<p>You mentioned ADD, and then belittled it. Is this really one of the things that has held you back, because you should learn about ADD, and maybe give your self a break, get some help.</p>

<p>I would think that, if you don't want to work academically right now, you maybe work for a bit. Or do a "gap year" activity that would turn you on (if you can afford it)</p>

<p>My brother was a problem in high school, flunked out of college, bartended for awhile, had a drug habit, didn't care about anything. He decided at one point, around age 24, to change. He volunteered at a tv station, just drudge work, went back to school for communications. Did an internship for a very local radio station, calling in high school football game results from a phone booth. You know what? He is now an executive vice-president at a major network. </p>

<p>You have conducted yourself in a non-traditional way in high school. You need to fix the situation creatively, with humility and hard work- but that may only work when you deal with whatever issues you are having, whether ADD or others- and maybe also only when you find a passion to follow.</p>

<p>Few people realize that the highest drop-out rate is among gifted students. If you are as bright as it seems, you may need a different path, but it can work out in the end. Good luck.</p>

<p>Go to community college and transfer after two years.</p>

<p>Good advice from compmom.</p>

<p>Why do you think any college would want you when they have their choice of many other students with much better GPAs? You have to consider making yourself attractive to the schools. Otherwise, they have absolutely no reason to accept you. </p>

<p>I also think you need to mature somewhat. School teaches you things. It's time to take advantage of that.</p>