Who is correct?

<p>I'm trying to settle a debate with my friend. She says that even with a 3.2 uw gpa if all your other stuff was stellar you could still be admitted int MIT. I know that there is no actual cut off for gpa but really, can you get in with a 3.2? I find this to be highly improbable. Yes before anyone says it I know MIT looks at everything holistically.</p>

<p>Yes, my friend got in with a 3.2 two years ago. He was a 3x USAMO qual, Siemens Regional Finalist, RSI participant, etc.</p>

<p>Yea, you'd have to have some stellar ECs and awards though. Curing cancer can do the trick too.</p>

<p>Nice name btw.</p>

<p>yes very nice name, at first i was kind of puzzled because i didn't remember posting anything lol. is possible without anything major like imo, or intel? my friend is determined that she can "write" her way into mit with extraordinary essays.</p>

<p>Essays alone will be a far reach. Possible, but not likely. You need some godly ECs.</p>

<p>Oh, also adding to my post, he got into everywhere except Harvard and Yale. He's a soph at MIT now.</p>

<p>well... anything is possible...
If there are good explanations for the 3.2 GPA
Or something major... like IMO gold medalist for 4 years... published various papers on world recognized mathematic journals...
MIT want to have people who uses their time on something, so if she can show she did great on other stuff so she can't have time to maintain a amazing GPA, MIT can understand...</p>

<p>being an amazing violist? she really wants to go to MIT. It has been her dream school for a long time and both of us are applying next year, but im really worried about her.</p>

<p>well.... never count your eggs before they hatch... no matter how likely or unlikely.</p>

<p>By all means, apply to all the school you want to go to. Hope for everything, expect for nothing. EXPECTING to get in by writing ones in way isn't very practical or show great judgment.</p>

<p>It doesn't really matter who is correct. You'll just find out in about a year.</p>