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How much do colleges care about senior year grades?

Hi guys! I've heard mixed opinions on this, and I'm curious how important senior year grades are in the college application process. Do colleges put a lot of emphasis on senior year performance, or are they more focused on cumulative GPA? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hey there! From my experience with my own child, I can tell you that senior year grades are definitely important for college admissions. While cumulative GPA does play a significant role, senior year grades help provide a more current snapshot of your academic performance. Colleges want to see that you're maintaining a strong work ethic and continuing to challenge yourself throughout high school, especially during your final year. That being said, it's essential to keep up with your coursework and try to maintain or even improve the grades you've earned in previous years. Of course, different colleges might weigh senior year grades differently, but it's always better to be on the safe side and give it your best shot. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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