|By Scion (Scion) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 05:55 pm: Edit|
how much do 1st semester senior grades weigh in admissions and scholarships?? does a slight dip, like from A's to A-/B+'s look?
|By Drusba (Drusba) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
As to decision to admit:
1. For most schools that have rolling admissions, or to which you apply early admission or early decision, those grades are irrelevant because decision to admit is usually made before those semester grades come out.
2. For schools where you apply regular admission and decision to admit is not made until February to April, those grades are important as those colleges usually require that they be submitted for the decision to admit. A slight dip means little at most schools. For a Harvard or Yale or similar, it could have somewhat more importance.
As to scholarships, it will again depend on the school. Scholarships are more often than not determined during that Feb to April period and school may require to see your semester grades. Many that give partial merit scholarships (most of your elites give none) use formulas that combine GPA and SAT (or ACT) and if you fall from one number to one immediately below it, you could fall a whole category like from having a 3/4 scholarship to 1/2; e.g., the college may give a 3/4 scholarship to students with 3.8 GPA and above and a 1450 SAT and above, but if you go down to 3.78 GPA with same SAT, you fall to the next lower category and get only a half scholarship.
|By Scion (Scion) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 08:31 pm: Edit|
thanks so much for the info!
...can they revoke ur admissions for a "slight dip"?
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