How do i get accepted to a college ?
Right now I want to go to Syrcause University. Right now I got a 3.2 gpa. does this need to be higher or will it be find to get accepted. (And I am in 10 grade)
Natalie DunnCareerVillage.org Team
Natalie’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team
Great job on thinking about your future and college! I did a little bit of research, and I found on Syracuse's admissions website (https://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/undergraduate/first-year/faq/#q:what-is-the-minimum-gpa-and-satact-score-required-for-admission) that the average GPA for incoming freshman in Fall 2020 was 3.67. That doesn't mean only students with a 3.67 or higher got in, but that if you took the average of all students who started at Syracuse that fall, the average was 3.67. If this is your goal, it might be a good idea to do your best to raise your GPA knowing that 3.67 might be a benchmark to achieve or strive towards. That being said, college admissions are super confusing and funky. I'm sure there are students below a 3.67 who got in, and students above a 3.67 who did not get in. As others mentioned in their advice, there are other important elements in your application. Best of luck! Keep seeking advice! :)
In your case I would reach out to an admissions counselor at the school! Building an early relationship may help you be considered for scholarships and help design your path to your first day on campus. Also, if you fear your GPA maybe to low, apply of the Summer instead of the Fall! See below for helpful links!
You have already received some excellent suggestions. I won't attempt to offer more in that category. My focus to you is in a different area. I retired from Syracuse University and am proud to state that it is an exceptional institution. However, I encourage you to write down at least 500 words on why you prefer SU to other schools. This is an important exercise because, while SU is a fine school, that does not mean that it excels in all areas. My suggestion is to also write down what you look for in a college/university. Be as specific as you can, as you may find that there are many schools that would fill your needs. Why is this significant? Because you do not want to have your dreams hitched to just one school. Following the advice of the several responses you have received will help prepare you for any college, not just SU. All the best to you.