That last summer before senior year is a great one–full of excitement, expectation, and possibility. It’s the summer before your last year of high school, and your last “real” summer before college. Even though it’s a magical time, though, you still need to be planning ahead, particularly if applying to college is on the horizon. […]
If you’re applying to college, you’ll hear a lot of talk about your GPA, and how much it matters in the college admissions process. Your GPA, or grade-point average, indicates your overall performance in school–i.e., your grades. Your GPA is calculated from your letter grades or percentage grades, and is expressed as a number from 0.0 to […]
College Application Heavyweights: The GPA vs the SAT Score In the battle between SAT scores and GPA, many students wonder which heavyweight matters most to your college application. Though many college admissions departments say your GPA delivers the biggest punch, these same admissions officers are secretly showing scorecards that declare the SAT the winner of […]
Ah, yes. The first semester of junior year is over. You may have very well taken your finals already, and are on winter break getting ready to tackle new classes, new subjects, and new challenges in the spring.