Are All High School Grades Created Equal in College Admissions?

Elizabeth French

Let's face it — not every student gets the top grade in every academic subject. Everyone knows that colleges consider your GPA for college admissions, but have you ever wondered if certain grades count more than others? And what if your not-so-hot grades are in classes that are unrelated to your intended college major? Do those grades carry less weight to college admissions officers?

The answer is — it depends.

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