I had a bad last semester I'm a junior in high school and it dropped me to a 3.0 gpa unweighted 3.4weighted. How much do colleges look at this? And how will this effect getting into a good school? Just stressing help me out
Really depends on the school. I didn't have a great GPA in highschool, but I got a decent SAT score and was involved in a lot of sports and other extracurricular activities, as well as holding a job for the last two years of high school. All of that stuff really weighed in where I went to college.
....the guy you're quoting could have a range of factors that balance out his less than stellar GPA. he could qualify as a minority, he could be involved in an unreal amount of school activities and clubs and community service, he might have had siblings or parents who went to the university, etc etc etc. every situation is different
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My GPA when I applied to colleges was a 3.57 unweighted, but good test scores (34) and hard classes senior year 4 APs will hopefully make up for it. I got into Villanova already. I think test scores are the most important factor, I got in over friends with better GPAs (3.8ish)
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Ya it shouldn't matter too much if you have other stuff going for you. Just make sure your applications seem super well-rounded and you play up any interesting things you do. Make sure your essays are not only well-written, but truly convey who you are. They don't necessarily need to be too unique, but as long as they are interesting and clearly differentiable as who you are then you're set. Colleges like it when kids have a good idea of who they are. I got into Colorado College with a 3.2 unweighted GPA and I think it was because of my application. Just focus on getting grades up as much as you can and writing baller essays.
ALL of its bs honestly. Im outof college now but in highschool when i was alplying i was in about the top 10-15% of my class, low-mid90's average, descent sat/act, Shit ton of AP, community service, varsity sports for 4 year, and i got wait listed to a bunch of school, not sure how people get in to descent school or if everyone is a genius and are just being nice to me...maybe they haven't told me i actually have down syndrome
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I do have quite a few of extra curricular activities. I am an Eagle Scout dunno if that helps any and I bike race, ski, and play soccer for my school! Thanks guys this thread has helped me feel a little better!
it matters a lot. I didn't get into the school of my choice because my gpa was too low. I had an 80% average and had extracuricular activities (I was an athlete). I am happy now that I did not get in because I really like the program I have been exposed to at my school.
In college gpa matters even more. please don't think C for degree! you never know if your interests might change. If you are not careful you could be like me (battling a poor GPA from before I switched majors!)
I didnt get in to the school i wanted because my gpa was too low. now i have a 3.8gpa (out of 4.0). im also at a school i would rather be at, its way more fun and a little easier.
For you OP, Dont stress over it, spending your time stressing over something you cant change anymore is pointless. just chill and wait for those acceptances or rejections to roll in.
but no matter what, five ohh and go is not what you want in a post secondary education.
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alot. and im talking about even further down the road.
my dad told me how he was presenting a potential new employee's portfolio to his boss and his boss interrupted him and asked what his GPA was. when my dad answered (i forget what it was but it was above average) he just said he's hired and nothing else on it.
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state schools are not really that difficult to get into, some of the hs bros i know that went to CSU were total morons. not at all saying that you cant get a great education there.
also, i also had a bad junior year. i got my first D of all time, but i retook the class, got the grade replaced, and got into a good school (st. olaf college). you just need to show that you care and put effort into school. also, my gpa and act are very similar to yours. school of mines would have been tough for me though, although it isn't where i wanted to go, so your enthusiasm might be the key.
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