Mid-Year Report

Senior Year: January to June

Let’s talk about the final leg of your high school career — that long haul from January to June. Or maybe January to May, if you graduate in May (“January to June,” though, is a better alliteration). From a college admissions perspective, this period of time applies not only to those of you who have ...


Will Mid-Year D and F Mean Rescinded Acceptance?

Question: My son has already received acceptance from a few schools but seems to have dropped the ball in 2 of the 3 AP classes he has signed up for in the senior year (a D in one and F in another) . His GPA prior to commencing senior year was ~ 3.2. No extenuating ...


What are quarter grades … and should I care about them?

Question: What are quarter grades and do they matter to colleges? Quarter grades are not as important as semester and final grades but can have a significant impact on Early Decision & Early Action outcomes and often on “Rolling Admission” outcomes, too. Many high schools, especially in the United States, are on the “semester system,” ...