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2 months ago
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Just anxious about my grades
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I'm completely lost about whether my grades are good or not (some people say I need improve them a lot, other say that they are great). I'm international student and we don't use GPA grading system here. I've never in my entire life had a grade less than A- in my year and midyear report and most of my grades are A and A+. So are my grades good enough or should I focus on getting all A's and A+ this year (I'm rising senior)? Or they're good and I should spend my time on essays?

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2 months ago

As and A+s are extremely good grades! You would still need to maintain your grades because colleges can take back your offer any time before you graduate but you would also need time to spend on your essays. You might not need an A+ but you should still stick to As and then spend the rest of the energy on the writing.

Also, may I ask the scale you use? What is considered an A in your school?

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2 months ago

Hello!

This is completely understandable. I am from the United States, so we do use a different grading system, but based on letter grades, I think you are alright.

I think you should always strive for better grades, but based your current position, I don't think it is the end of the world if you have a couple A-'s. However, since you are an international student, this obviously means (for the most part), it is more difficult to get into a select college in the United States. Given this, your extracurriculars and other aspects of your application have to be very impressive.

Spending most of your time on essays I think would be the most beneficial. Just always be mindful of your grades.

I hope this helped! Good luck in the new school year. :)

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2 months ago

Try to get your grades to all A+ but if not obtainable don’t worry as you can make up for it with papers turned it at the end of the year. Just make sure you put all your thought into it.

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