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UC Berkeley and other universities look for students who are well-rounded. This means that there's not a specified GPA or SAT/ACT score that they require. I've heard both ends where someone with a low GPA received admission to UC Berkeley and someone else with a high SAT score who did not get in. It really depends on your overall application. My advice is to work hard to get a high GPA and a high SAT/ACT score, but if it's not the grade or score you want, don't be discouraged. Also make sure you spend time on your personal statements for your application and extracurricular activities. Go through drafts of your statement and have others read it and give you advice. No matter what, work hard and do your best!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Do extracurricular activities you enjoy
- Work on several drafts of your personal statements
- Don't be discouraged by a score - if you want to apply, you can do it!