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What's a 'Mid-Year Report' on the Common App and do I need to send one?

Hey y'all, I came across this 'Mid-Year Report' thing on the Common App checklist and I'm kinda stressed. What is it, and does every college require you send this? How does it fit into the whole application timeline? Would love some guidance so I can make sure I don't miss anything important!

8 months ago

Hello there! The 'Mid-Year Report' might seem a bit confusing, but it's actually a common part of the college application process. Essentially, it's a form that your high school counselor submits to colleges reporting your grades from the first half of your senior year. Not every college requires it, but many do as it helps them see your most recent academic performance, potentially influencing final admission decisions. The reason this report is listed separately is because your first-semester grades are released after the regular decision application deadlines at most schools.

If you have any questions about how exactly your school goes about submitting this information to colleges, ask your guidance counselor directly, as different schools may have slightly different procedures. Also remember that even if some of your colleges don't require this report, maintaining solid grades throughout senior year is still crucial, as they may still ask for an end-of-year report (which is similar, but with your full year grades included). Plus, you want to make sure you're ready for more advanced college-level coursework once you actually arrive on campus! So keep up the good work and touch base with your counselor to get all the specifics for your particular situation.

8 months ago

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