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Will Colleges Rescind Acceptances for Quarter Grades?
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Will Colleges Rescind Acceptances for Quarter Grades?

Question: I have always been a good student, A’s and B’s. However during my senior year a couple of my AP classes got tough. Duri…
Are Low AP Exam Scores an Elite-College Deal-Breaker?
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Are Low AP Exam Scores an Elite-College Deal-Breaker?

Question: Will failing 1 or 2 AP exams affect admissions to top tier schools or Ivy League colleges?Sadly, yes … or at least mayb…
Apple Trees, Hammocks, and College Prep
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Apple Trees, Hammocks, and College Prep

I'd like to address high school juniors today, those who are at the end of their 11th-grade year. Some may have already graduated…
Top Economics Grad Program with B's?
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Top Economics Grad Program with B's?

Question: Dear Dean, I am a rising junior at UC Berkeley studying math and economics and I am interested in pursuing a master's i…

Will a "C" Mean a Rescinded Acceptance?
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Will a "C" Mean a Rescinded Acceptance?

Question: I applied to college with no grade lower than an A-. But now I'm worried that I may get a “C" in AP Calculus. Will my …

Will Low AP Bio Grade Mean Rescinded Acceptance?
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Will Low AP Bio Grade Mean Rescinded Acceptance?

Question: I recently was accepted to my top school for nursing. I even received a scholarship. However I recently found out that …

Can My Son Drop AP Class AFTER Receiving College Acceptances?
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Can My Son Drop AP Class AFTER Receiving College Acceptances?

Question: Hi, I am mom to a HS senior who has been accepted at several liberal arts colleges (not the most competitive ones but s…

Will a "D" in AP Stats Get Me Rescinded From Rice?
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Will a "D" in AP Stats Get Me Rescinded From Rice?

Question: Hi guys, I've been admitted to Rice University for ED last December to the Wiess School and was jumping up and down.

Dur…

Should I Tell My Top-Choice College About a Likely "D" this Semester?
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Should I Tell My Top-Choice College About a Likely "D" this Semester?

I have straight A's in high school and got an almost perfect SAT score -- I just applied ED to Duke. I am also applying to a few …

What Do Admission Officials Know About Applicants' High Schools?
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What Do Admission Officials Know About Applicants' High Schools?

My daughter's Maryland high school is ranked high but is very well-known for grade inflation. Therefore, her GPA is probably high…

Admission Officers Name the Most Important Elements in College Applications
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Admission Officers Name the Most Important Elements in College Applications

Do admission officers put more weight on your SATs or on the grades from your college prep classes? What about recommendation let…

Admissions Dean: Many Colleges Recalculate GPAs
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Admissions Dean: Many Colleges Recalculate GPAs

Everyone knows that your grade point average (GPA) is one of the strongest aspects of a college admission application. But questi…

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