Is it possible for a school to not invite me for an interview if my GPA is too high?

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I have heard that some schools, such as NYU, will not bother to call applicants for an interview if they have very high stats because they believe the applicant will not be interested in the school in the first place and aim for better schools. Is this true? My GPA will be about 3.85 and DAT 22+ on all sections, but I WILL NOT have a degree by the time I matriculate. Is there a possibility that these stats are "too high" for a school with an average acceptance GPA of 3.4 to invite me for an interview? Sorry if this sounds pretentious, it is a genuine concern I have.
 

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I have heard that some schools, such as NYU, will not bother to call applicants for an interview if they have very high stats because they believe the applicant will not be interested in the school in the first place and aim for better schools. Is this true? My GPA will be about 3.85 and DAT 22+ on all sections, but I WILL NOT have a degree by the time I matriculate. Is there a possibility that these stats are "too high" for a school with an average acceptance GPA of 3.4 to invite me for an interview? Sorry if this sounds pretentious, it is a genuine concern I have.

That could be the case or there could be applicants who had better stories, LORs, etc. This process can be very confusing and at times unnerving but a wise person once said trust in the process! I’m sure a lot of movement will happen mid January
 
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I have heard that some schools, such as NYU, will not bother to call applicants for an interview if they have very high stats because they believe the applicant will not be interested in the school in the first place and aim for better schools. Is this true? My GPA will be about 3.85 and DAT 22+ on all sections, but I WILL NOT have a degree by the time I matriculate. Is there a possibility that these stats are "too high" for a school with an average acceptance GPA of 3.4 to invite me for an interview? Sorry if this sounds pretentious, it is a genuine concern I have.
are you not planning on completing a degree? I thought that it is required to have a BS/BA by many schools.

additionally, just don't apply to NYU or any of those crazy expensive schools. I wouldn't worry too much about the rest of em.
 
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I have heard that some schools, such as NYU, will not bother to call applicants for an interview if they have very high stats because they believe the applicant will not be interested in the school in the first place and aim for better schools. Is this true? My GPA will be about 3.85 and DAT 22+ on all sections, but I WILL NOT have a degree by the time I matriculate. Is there a possibility that these stats are "too high" for a school with an average acceptance GPA of 3.4 to invite me for an interview? Sorry if this sounds pretentious, it is a genuine concern I have.
I can say thats probably the case because I also had similar situation. Got two acceptences at some prestige schools while haven't heard back from some private schools.
 
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are you not planning on completing a degree? I thought that it is required to have a BS/BA by many schools.

additionally, just don't apply to NYU or any of those crazy expensive schools. I wouldn't worry too much about the rest of em.
I plan on applying after my second year and only completing three years of a bachelor's. Some schools don't require it, such as NYU
 

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I plan on applying after my second year and only completing three years of a bachelor's. Some schools don't require it, such as NYU
I also applied after my second year except I just accelerated my college credits by doubling up every semester in my junior year so I could graduate, so maybe you could consider that.

Again my main emphasis would be not to apply to schools that are so expensive unless someone else is paying for it - even if you have to take another year and finish up your degree. if you are an NY resident, try to go to UB, its much cheaper especially in-state.
 
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Science suggests that we should never say that something is impossible, although in this case it is very, very unlikely.
 
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I plan on applying after my second year and only completing three years of a bachelor's. Some schools don't require it, such as NYU
Take what I’m saying with a grain of salt but unless you’re in an accelerated program what’s the rush? More and more people are taking gap years and i’m sure soon that will be strongly recommended because they have more experience. Also, maturity plays a role. If you don’t mind what do your experiences look like?
 
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I have heard that some schools, such as NYU, will not bother to call applicants for an interview if they have very high stats because they believe the applicant will not be interested in the school in the first place and aim for better schools. Is this true? My GPA will be about 3.85 and DAT 22+ on all sections, but I WILL NOT have a degree by the time I matriculate. Is there a possibility that these stats are "too high" for a school with an average acceptance GPA of 3.4 to invite me for an interview? Sorry if this sounds pretentious, it is a genuine concern I have.
You took the DAT before finishing your second year?
 
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