What Grades Do Colleges Look At?

Question: Do colleges consider only your end-of-junior-year GPA or will they look at your transcript as a whole?

One of the big mistakes that some high school seniors make is to assume that junior grades are all-important and that senior grades aren't on the transcripts that colleges see. On the contrary, first-semester senior grades can be critical in the admission process. Even early decision candidates usually find that their first-quarter senior marks come under scrutiny.

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