I know I know many of you are probably thinking “is this kid joking?? single hardest school to get into and you’re asking about a 3.5”
Here’s the dealio: I know my chances are slim. I know they are slimmer than slim. I even heard that students (who aren’t recruited athletes) that have GPAs below a 3.7 have an even lower chance of getting accepted (like 1% apparently). But say, in the BEST POSSIBLE scenario, I have a stellar application otherwise. Say I have a great 1500 range SAT score, mindblowing essays, and amazing extracurrics (def not saying i have all of these things, we’re just imagining here ok)–AND THE ONLY THING I DON’T HAVE GOING FOR ME IS A HIGH GPA because I’ve gotten multiple Bs and am not even top 10% of my class in terms of grades. The thing is, in comparison to the kids at my school (they’re the straight-A only does things to look good to colleges and aren’t that passionate type of ppl), my grades aren’t great but I feel like my extracurrics & awards are farther up there than most of them in that regard.
Would my subpar, wildly mediocre, even maybe even POOR grades (in comparison to other applicants) play a significant role in holding back the admission officers?
Please don’t hate on this question, I realize that what I’m asking is kind of unbelievable and even naive but I’m genuinely wondering.