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Ivy League GPA Requirements

Question: My grades are are in the C range, but I go to a very prestigious high school, and I'm a transfer. I really want to get into an Ivy League school, but I honestly feel that my chances have been blown because of my sophomore grades. Is this true?

If you are about to enter your junior year with a C average, unless you do something relatively spectacular in the next year and a half of school, it's unlikely that you could get into an Ivy. Other aspects that could help--but not guarantee--that you might get in would include extreme athletic accomplishments (national-level championships), musical abilities (semi-professional-level talent), minority considerations, and strong legacy connections.

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