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My Grades Are Awful ... Can I Save My College Acceptance?
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My Grades Are Awful ... Can I Save My College Acceptance?

Question: I am a high school senior and I have been accepted to my first-choice college. However, I've had a series of problems t…

Why So Many 4.0 GPA's on SuperMatch?
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Why So Many 4.0 GPA's on SuperMatch?

Question: How are average GPAs computed for purposes of College Confidential's Supermatch College Search?

The College Search lists…

Bizarro College Admissions
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Bizarro College Admissions

One of the more irrational exercises high school seniors undergo this time of year is trying to figure out why they and some of t…

Must We Correct Misreported GPA?
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Must We Correct Misreported GPA?

Question: My granddaughter was just accepted to college. However, looking at her application we noticed she messed up her GPA. Sh…

Getting In: Mistaken Assumptions?
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Getting In: Mistaken Assumptions?

In my humble opinion, conventional wisdom is a lot like stereotypes. They can both lead to miscalculation and, ultimately, disapp…

How Should Hawaiian Student Report GPA on Applications?
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How Should Hawaiian Student Report GPA on Applications?

Question: I'm currently a sophomore in high school living in Hawaii. I go to a Hawaii public school and we have specific standar…

Is Senior Course Load Rigorous Enough for the Ivy League?
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Is Senior Course Load Rigorous Enough for the Ivy League?

Question: My son is hoping to apply to Stanford, Columbia, Yale and Northwestern. He has a 36 composite ACT and a 4.4 weighted G…

Historically Black School and Other Options for African-American Male with Strong GPA
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Historically Black School and Other Options for African-American Male with Strong GPA

Question: I am an African-American male. I received a 23 on my ACT (12 on the writing portion), and I have a 3.8 GPA.My dream sch…

U. of Miami for Jamaican Student with 2.8 GPA?
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U. of Miami for Jamaican Student with 2.8 GPA?

Question:I have a 2.8 gpa and I am an international student from Jamaica. U. of Miami is my dream school. I play a lot of sports …

Do Midterm and Exam Grades Go on High School Transcripts?
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Do Midterm and Exam Grades Go on High School Transcripts?

Question: I will be applying to college next year and was wondering if midterms and final test marks appear on high school transc…

Will Soph "C" Crush NYU Chances?
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Will Soph "C" Crush NYU Chances?

Question: My sophomore year was not so swell, and I got a C in Algebra II Honors in the 2nd Semester. NYU, as everyone knows, is …

Explaining Transition from Rural School to Private School on Applications
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Explaining Transition from Rural School to Private School on Applications

Question: We live in a small rural community so that my husband may practice medicine in a grossly underserved area. Our childre…

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