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Will Post-Grad High School Year Boost Ivy/Elite Admission Odds?

Question: Can doing a post-graduate year improve or decrease chances of admissions to a top tier or Ivy League college?

Doing a Post-Graduate (PG) year will rarely hurt admission odds (unless the GPA goes down or the student gets suspended for bad behavior or lands in similar hot water). The PG year might raise Ivy or elite admission chances but only for those who were reasonably strong candidates to begin with and then used the PG year to prove themselves in additional ways.

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