|By Junho (Junho) on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
How important are the second semester grades for a senior?
Do they get reported? Are they included in the admissions process??
|By eliot ness on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit|
if there is a significant drop then you can get revoked. but i mean it has to be major like from A and B's to D's 4.0 to 2.8 in a quarter
|By marty on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 11:45 pm: Edit|
no they do not mean anything. senior grades mean nothing at all. only teachers want u to think they are important because they do not want a whole year of slacking. if the grades were important colleges deadlines would be in feb. every one of them. They decide on u regardless of what u get senior year, senior year is usally suppose to be meating your requirments to graduate.
|By martinlewis on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 11:47 pm: Edit|
From what I heard sophomore and junior year are the most important. Especially junior. junior you are expected to be mature.
|By Supsup (Supsup) on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 01:17 am: Edit|
i was not aware of this
is this true??
|By meryl on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 01:23 am: Edit|
pretty much, yes.
|By OMG on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 09:56 am: Edit|
So what if I have like a 4.2-4.4 (out of 5) freshman through junior year and I get like a 4.2/5 the first semester of senior year. My cumulative GPA for all four years is like 0.01 lower from my cumulative GPA from frosh to junior year. Is this a big deal???? I'm really scared cause I thought that the mid-year report is really important. Please shed some light. Thanks.
|By meryl on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 02:07 pm: Edit|
Hmmm...well, first of all, I'd just like to tell you NOT to go to your guidance counselor/teachers, because they'll inevitably tell you that you need to do well all the time. It would not be the best idea let your grades drop during the FIRST semester of senior year. Colleges like to see that you a)do well all the time, or b)that you have consistently increased your grades from freshman yr to the time you send out your transcript. So, by doing poorly the FIRST semester, they MIGHT judge you poorly as a student who is getting worse. It would be best for you to maintain that 4.2 or 4.4 GPA or better during the FIRST semester. However, the second semester can be a different story. My friend, for example, is applying to SUNY Buffalo or some other place in northern NY state (i dont really remember where exactly), and they require that after his senior yr, he send his second semester grades. However, most (if not almost all) colleges dont really require that you do this. In other words, OMG, it is probably OK for you to slack off a little during the 2nd semester. But why slack off? your getting a FREE education. Dont take that for granted man.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT AN AUTHORITY ON THIS TOPIC. EVERYTHING I JUST TOLD YOU IS PRETTY VALID AND BASED ON WHAT ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DOING. HOWEVER, I THINK IT WOULD BE BEST IF YOU CONTACTED ANOTHER SOURCE OTHER THAN MYSELF.
|By BEN AFFLECK on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 04:08 pm: Edit|
I think senior grades are extremely important for admission. They say that if your grades are going down in senior year, they continue to go down even in freshman year of college. There was a guy in my school who had strong grades before then he got some c's and d's for midterms. so they revoked his spot at the college he was admitted early.
They would not make the application due in february because of midyear forms. The schools have as much as 5 pieces of materials from each student. But the midyear is just one. so they make it due later while they PROCESS OTHER INFORMATIONS.
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