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Importance of Senior Year GPA to College Admissions

Hey everyone, I'm a bit worried here. Does your GPA from senior year really move the needle for college admissions? I've been busting my back these past years, and I'm wondering how much my efforts in senior year will affect my cumulative GPA and college prospects.

8 months ago

Hi there! I absolutely understand your concern—it's a common question among seniors. Here's the deal: Senior year GPA does matter. Colleges consider it an indicator of your commitment and ability to handle challenging coursework consistent with the rest of your high school performance. Though many admissions decisions are made before final senior grades are in, colleges do look at the grades from your first semester or mid-year reports, which can impact decisions, especially if you are waitlisted or deferred. For instance, a student I worked with improved significantly in her senior year, which helped her get off a waitlist at her top-choice school. Keep giving it your best, and know that your hard work this year can still make a positive difference in your college admissions outcomes. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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