Grades in Rigorous Courses

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked by students and parents is one we have an easy answer for. “Is it better to get an ‘A’ in a non-honors course or a ‘B’ in an honors course?” The answer? “An ‘A’ in an honors course.” That is if the … 

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Grades in Advanced Courses

There’s a piece by Chris Teare up on “Forbes” entitled “What It Takes To Prepare For College Today” that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece focuses on some of the things that have changed in the highly selective college admissions process since Mr. Teare applied for admission … 

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Grades in Honors Courses

Students and parents often ask us if it is better, from the standpoint of highly selective colleges, to get an ‘A’ in a non-honors course or a ‘B’ in an honors course. We understand that honors courses can be challenging. And we understand that it is more difficult to get … 

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