Preparing for College

Unsatisfied with Prep School

Question: I am a high school junior who is currently unsatisfied with my present private school's curriculum. Would it be wise to transfer to a more prestigious private school for my senior year or stay where I am, where I am sure that my chances at getting into a selective college would be slim for a number of reasons?

Yours is a sometimes difficult situation. You have invested a good deal of time and momentum in your current school, but now you feel that its level of challenge is lacking and won't allow you to be competitive for highly selective college admissions.

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