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Can I Get into USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Reed with a 2.5 GPA?

Can I Get into USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Reed with a 2.5 GPA? Topic: college a-g requirements
July 19, 2019 / By Jayden
Question: I'm a junior in hs and i have a 2.5. I have a lot of extra curricular activity history. I know I am completely different from every one else and I have a lot of unseen potential.
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Evelia Evelia | 7 days ago
The UCs are changing their admission policy and you must meet the following conditions by the time you apply: 1. Complete 15 UC-required college-preparatory ("a-g") courses, with 11 of those done prior to the start of 12th grade 2. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better (weighted by honors/AP bonus points) in these courses 3. Take the ACT With Writing or SAT Reasoning Test Source: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/ad... If you do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement, then you are not eligible for admission consideration.
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Evelia Originally Answered: How can i get into UC Berkeley or UCLA?
You may want to explain in your personal statement what caused the grade slip. If it was medical or family-related, a bad semester or bad year can be excused. Be honest in your personal statement, saying something you don't mean annoys the admission officers to no end. Your UC application GPA is calculated based on grades from your a-g requirements from the summer after your freshman year to the summer after your junior year. So you can still take a few community college courses this summer to boost your GPA.
Evelia Originally Answered: How can i get into UC Berkeley or UCLA?
You don't need a 4.0, but you do need a very high GPA to get in. You also need high test scores, good recommendations and activities, etc. Class rank is also important--you will be going up against people in your school who may have better numbers than you. That being said, UC admissions are very up in the air--sometimes people are admitted and others denied, and there's very little obvious reason for it. There is, however, no magic formula. All you can do is put your best foot forward, hope for the best, and make other plans. A great essay will not compensate for bad grades (although you don't say how bad they are). There are more than 4,000 colleges in this country. There is certainly more than one school where you will fit in. You are lucky (assuming you live in California) to have so many options. Apply to UCLA, but also consider some of the less competitive UCs (Irvine, SC, etc.) and some Cal State schools. Good luck.

Coleen Coleen
dude... my friend who was an Eagle Scout, Varsity Cross Country and Track all 4 years of HS (advanced to state meets), 2300 SAT score, 4.0 UNWEIGHTED GPA, 5's in all 10 AP classes he took.... got rejected from UCLA. Another friend of mine, 500 service hours, president of two school clubs, 3.5 gpa and like 2000 SAT score, rejected from USC. I'd like to say that both of them had a lot of unseen potential as well. The first guy I mentioned was DEFINITELY different form everyone else.
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Belynda Belynda
Very unlikely. As long as you keep getting those grades, your potential will remain unseen. You'll need stellar, and I mean stellar, SAT's to get them to even consider you.
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Belynda Originally Answered: I missed UCLA and Berkeley appeal deadline?
I can't tell you for certain about those two schools, but at my school a deadline is a deadline....because if anything, a student who appeals but can't be bothered to appeal by the deadline clearly doesn't care THAT much about attending our school (or at least, not as much as the other qualified applicants who did manage to appeal within the given timeline). And if you're not that interested in us, why should we be that interested in you (especially considering we already rejected you when we thought you wanted to attend the school the first time around). At the very least, considering you have a very shot to have an appeal overturned in the first place, missing the deadline doesn't help your case that you're a responsible, mature, and committed student. No personal offense intended, I'm just trying to be honest about how it's perceived by an adcom.

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