emphasis and PPSP

im going to apply to CWRU PPSP despite my less than stellar gpa. (3.1, though i had some extenuating circumstances)
my test scores are high, but everyone has high test scores that is applying.
if i can pull off amazing essays (which i think i can), do i stand a chance or has my gpa already ruined me?
any advice is appreciated

<p>also, im at a top high school in the nation, where people with less than 2.5gpa have gotten in rd? does that matter?</p>

<p>I think if you explain about your extenuating circumstances well enough (maybe your essay?) you should be fine... there have been people who get into PPSP with lower test scores ... as long as you stand out and have a good interview you should be just fine</p>

<p>No one can really say how they're going to do view a low gpa/ low sat etc. all you can do is explain if there's an explanation, do your best on the essays cause it can't hurt and see what happens. Maybe they'll overlook it maybe they won't, but your gpa starts all over the minute you step foot into college. Just make sure you have some safeties, maybe apply EA somewhere just to make sure.</p>

<p>thanks for the advice.</p>