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    Hi ,

    For GCSE I received: 1A*, 7A's, 4B's
    AS: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*AA

    Do you think this is enough to apply to an ivy league? I have extenuating circumstances for the GCSE grades.
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    (Original post by Aeneas11)
    Hi ,

    For GCSE I received: 1A*, 7A's, 4B's
    AS: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*AA

    Do you think this is enough to apply to an ivy league? I have extenuating circumstances for the GCSE grades.
    Can you apply? Sure. Are you going to get in? Probably not. The ivies have acceptance rates between 5% and 14.9%, which most being around 5-8%. Admission is ultra competitive and plenty of academically qualified students are rejected every year.

    Your grades are not bad, but they aren't great. Cornell would be your most likely ivy.
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    Can you apply? Sure. Are you going to get in? Probably not. The ivies have acceptance rates between 5% and 14.9%, which most being around 5-8%. Admission is ultra competitive and plenty of academically qualified students are rejected every year.

    Your grades are not bad, but they aren't great. Cornell would be your most likely ivy.
    Predicted A*A*AA isn't 'great' in your opinion? What A levels did you get?
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    (Original post by h3110)
    Predicted A*A*AA isn't 'great' in your opinion? What A levels did you get?
    Predicted isn't what isn't good here. GCSE B's aren't good. US admissions pays attention to all grades - the entire academic record is relevant. Ivy league admission even with straight A*s isn't guaranteed. Having Bs on the academic record isn't great.

    I never did A-levels. Having actually been admitted to and attended elite US universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level, I think I'm more familiar than an A-level students as to what constitutes 'great' grades for US admissions.
 
 
 

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