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Do colleges consider senior year grades?

Hey there! I'm a junior and I've been wondering how much colleges consider senior year grades when making admissions decisions. Should I be focusing on maintaining a strong GPA throughout senior year, or do colleges mainly look at grades from previous years? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey! It's great that you're thinking about college admissions and how your senior year grades might play a role. From my experience with my child's college application process, I can tell you that senior year grades do matter. While it is true that colleges will look at your grades from previous years, they also pay close attention to how you perform in your senior year. Maintaining a strong GPA throughout senior year shows colleges that you're consistent and committed to your academics. Additionally, senior year often includes more advanced and challenging courses, which can demonstrate your ability to handle college-level work. It's also worth noting that some colleges request midterm or final grades from your senior year before making a final decision, so it's essential to stay focused and continue working hard. In conclusion, I'd recommend that you concentrate on maintaining a strong GPA throughout your senior year, as it can definitely impact college admissions decisions. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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