Preparing for College

Explaining Middling Mid-Year Marks

Question: A college just sent a letter to my child requesting additional information- specifically, mid-term grades. This school is a "reach" academically, and his mid-year grades were mixed but not stellar. Should my child send an email to the admissions counselor (or the dean who sent the letter) with some sort of explanation about the grades, or just send them along? Thank you.

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