We work with over 3000 universities in America that provide academic scholarships to qualifying students.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.
With a GPA of 3.66, American University requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need at least a mix of A's and B's, with more A's than B's. You can compensate for a lower GPA with harder classes, like AP or IB classes. This will show that you're able to handle more difficult academics than the average high school student.
If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.66, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.
SAT and ACT Requirements
Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to American University. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
Fabian Lumsden has helped over 800+ Students through the college admissions process, securing more than $36,500,00 in academic scholarships for his clients.
He has been advisor in the industry for years and regularly works with the Collegiate Admissions Board, Great Public Schools Australia, Cambridge Assessment International Education, College Board, over 25 International Schools & Boarding Schools, EducationUSA, Fullbright Scholarships and dozens more.
He has partnered with ASM Scholarships the world's #1 sports scholarship agency, which is based in over 15 countries with a team of over 50. Fabian now works with Academics and super star athletes to help create awareness for student-career pathways.