should i even try?

<p>i really want to apply to the ivies, but i don't know if i should even try, based on my grades. i have a total of 6 Bs - 1 from freshman year, 3 B+s sophomore year (one was from an elective though), and 2 B+s junior year. right now, that brings my total gpa to 3.86 UW and 4.19 W. do i even have a chance?? thankss!</p>

<p>What is your rank? SAT scores? Percentage school sends to ivies? ECs?</p>

<p>our school doesn't rank, but according to my couselor, i should be in the top 10-15% of my class. i was just wondering - based on my grades alone, would they be competitive at the ivies, even with all those Bs?</p>

<p>What clubs are you in at school? do you play sports?</p>

<p>admission isn't based on only grades, so cough up some more information!:)</p>

<p>SAT/ACT scores?</p>

<p>Well, it really all depends on everything else in your app. I had a B each of freshman, sophomore, and junior year, and one B+ as a freshman, and two each as a sophomore and a junior (including one, as a sophomore, in my strongest subject! Oops! Luckily I got an A in the AP class as a junior), and I got into both Ivies I applied to. (With ~3.7 UW?) However, my GPA/transcript was definitely the weakest part of my application (SATs, course load difficulty, and extracurriculars were all very good).</p>

<p>It's about rank, not about grades. At some high schools no one ever gets straight As, at others, the top 10% all have straight As. Few get into ivies that are not top 10% of their class. Those that do generally have a real hook.</p>