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How significant is a 92 in terms of grading and college applications?

Hi! I recently got a 92 on one of my exams and I'm not sure how that grade will impact my GPA or college applications. Would a 92 be considered a good grade? Is it something that colleges would generally find impressive?

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're reflecting on your grades and thinking about how they might impact your GPA and college applications. A 92 is generally considered a good grade, as it usually falls within the range of an A or A- in the typical grading scale. However, keep in mind that grading varies at different high schools, so it's important to be familiar with your school's specific grading policy.

As for college applications, individual exam grades don't play a big role in admissions decisions. Instead, colleges pay more attention to your cumulative GPA, class rank (if available), and the rigor of your coursework. If you consistently score similar grades in challenging classes, however, that will lead to impressive overall grades in those courses, an impressive cumulative GPA, and thus an overall strong academic profile that will stand out to colleges.

So, while a 92 on a single exam isn't hugely significant for college applications, maintaining good grades overall and challenging yourself academically is crucial for creating a competitive application, and a 92 speaks well of your ability to do so. Good luck!

7 months ago

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