Will Improved Senior GPA Boost Admission Odds?

Question:  If a student whose results were not quite good in 2 school years (2.5 gpa), but in senior year he tried his best and got a 3.5 gpa, will that make the admissions officers accept him?

If you are a borderline candidate at a college but admission officials see that your have a “rising record” (i.e., your senior year is much stronger than previous ones), you might be admitted. But with two years of a C average and then one semester with a B average, you can expect SOME change in your admission chances but not a huge change.

However, there are many colleges that welcome students with high C/low B GPA’s. For instance, check out “The Colleges that Change Lives.” See

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