Chance Me: $2MM Company

<p>3.54 GPA (weighted; 6 AP Courses/6 Honors)
Gunning for ANY Ivy League School, but UPenn is my #1
Trying to Run into Investment Banking</p>

<li><p>Raised a $200K - $800K Series A Round for my Company
Official Valuation of $2,000,000</p></li>
<li><p>I owned a few other companies before it, but they were pretty shitty.</p></li>
<li><p>Wrote a Technical Abstract for this archaeological UAV, Sample Code, Blueprints, I don't know how I could show that though.</p></li>
<li><p>Wrote an economics case study on prospective Global Currencies.</p></li>
<li><p>Have my name and a short story I wrote in a Book sold in Barnes & Noble, but my name isn't on the cover or attached in any official capacity, just featured inside.</p></li>
<li><p>Did an Internship for an incredibly well known #1 Financial Forum. I was the youngest person to work there EVER.</p></li>

<p>What I'm trying to say is that academically it's sinking in that I'm not exactly "Ivy League" material, but it was because I was busy doing all these insane excursions.</p>

<p>Do you think I could somehow show that in my application essays to admissions?</p>

<p>I would have a 3.7 - 3.8GPA if it wasn't for a 2.94GPA I got freshmen year. I heard some schools exclude freshmen year so I'd really be hoping for that. I'm Investment Banking or Bust guys, I really don't care about entrepreneurship, but I'm really good at it.</p>

<p>Desperate for Advice on how I can Attend an Ivy League School with my shitty Academics. </p>

<p>After all these years, FINALLY, there’s someone on CC that I can relate to! But, I feel you man. I’m in your shoes too. I have a slightly higher GPA than you do (3.81 W), higher SAT (1870), 6 APs and 8 Honors, but I’m also a self-made entrepreneur (Founded/run two event-marketing businesses) like you. I’m praying for a miracle that my essays (Wrote my entire supplement on a book that was written by a Wharton professor, etc) and extra-curricular involvement (Philanthropy and business) will get me through. </p>

<p>Running a business takes a lot out of your schedule (you probably understand), so hopefully the admissions committee will understand BOTH of us. They look for passion and commitment, and there’s no doubt that we both show that in our applications. </p>

<p>But at this point, you can’t really do anything–just remember that there was nothing more that you could have done. I guess, just continue to believe, like me. Ignore any CC members on here that may say otherwise (saw your other threads). </p>

<p>But, hey, you have my support man, and hopefully everything goes just fine for both of us!</p>

<p>Out of curiosity, if you’ve founded a company with a valuation like that, why are you bothering to go to college? Especially to do IB, what really interests you about it that much? </p>

<p>Valuation doesn’t necessarily mean $2,000,000 in the Bank. I strongly believe in getting a college degree no matter who you are or what you’re making. Things can go to sh@% pretty quickly, so you can’t have all your eggs in one basket mate.</p>

<p>@Lambie I’m aware but are you going to try to continue running the company while in school or simply abandon it to pursue IB?</p>