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Ivy Odds for Student with Strong GPA but Sub-Par SAT's?

Question: My daughter applied to several Ivy League schools in addition to her safe schools. She has a 3.97 gpa, several AP classes and honor classes throughout HS. Played tennis and attended the National Leadership conference at Harvard during the Summer of 2014. Her essays were outstanding, according to her teachers. plus great recommendations.

Outside of school, she created a website at the age of 14 for writers and publishers to showcase their books. The only issue is her SAT score which is 1860. Does she have a shot at getting into an Ivy?

The Dean” does not do “chances.” It would be irresponsible to try to assess  admission odds without access to all of the information about the candidate … and about an institution’s priorities … that admission officials have.

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