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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High School Grades in Admissions

We’ve written before that the best predictor for academic success once at college is…drum roll please…one’s high school grades. It’s not one’s SAT or ACT scores. It’s not their SAT Subject Test scores. It’s not their letters of recommendation or their choice of deodorant. Did anyone really think one’s choice … 

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