Ivy/Elite Admissions Help for Student in India with Test and Grade Concerns

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Question: I am an International Baccalaureate student in India entering 12th grade. My 11th grade results of the second semester were a drop from the first semester. My test scores for math especially are not good. I want to rectify this but I don't know how. I assume I should take the SAT Subject Test for Math to show my potential, but is it too late? I really want to be eligible to be able to apply to the Ivies or UChicago or something in that realm. What can I do at this point?

I'm afraid that all “The Dean" can give you is bad news. If your grades aren't perfect (or close to it) and if your test scores aren't near-perfect as well, then your admission chances at an Ivy or University of Chicago are slim.

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