A: Because having 4.0 isn't everything.
Many students have 4.0 GPAs or above. So what should a student do to make themselves become more competitive? Taking the most rigorous coursework in your high school and excelling in them. This is the best indicator of how the student will perfom in college and is what colleges look for in an applicant. For more tips on how to become more competitive in the college admissions world, check out this guide from PrepScholar.