Q&A: Can I get in to Stanford or Columbia?
Question by Taytay: Can I get in to Stanford or Columbia?
I have always wanted to go to Stanford or Columbia for college. They are my 1st choice schools hands down. I’ve had perfect grades my entire life but now they are slipping. Freshman year I had all As with a B in french 2nd semester. First semester Sophomore year I had all As with a B in AP Euro. But now its 2nd Semester and I have 3 Bs, 2 Cs, one A in AP English Lang/Comp. Is there any way I could still get into these amazing schools? I had a lot of personal catastrophes at the beginning of this year and they really pulled my grades down. I’m going to try to bring some of them up but I just don’t know if it will happen 🙁 I want to do Scientific research, preferably in oncology. If not, I may shift my focus to fashion design/merchandising and acting.
As far as my unidentified ‘catastrophes’ I have been on the edge for the last year with self harm and possible eating disorder(s). at the beginning of the semester I was grounded by my parents for 2 months. My grades dropped dramatically as I was deprived of any escape or outlet which drove me to other extremes, almost to my breaking point. I ended up telling my parents about my problems and am now going to therapy.
Answer by Rotorwings
Nope, not a chance with B’s and C’s on your transcript. You can still get into a good college and if you do well you could go there for med school or graduate school.
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