Colleges value extracurricular activities in the admissions process. But they value good grades even more.
Mark answers the question keeping many high school students up at night: if you have bad grades, can you still get accepted to a great college?
Students with bad grades, low GPA, and low SAT and ACT test scores can still get into college. But can they graduate? Can they get financial aid? Mark responds to an inquiry from a student who wants it “honest and straight.”
Does your GPA reflect the knowledge you gained in a class? The answer, according to an article recently published by the Association of Middle Level Education, is probably not. Teachers rely on grade point averages for the sake of simplicity, not because these averages reflect mastery of material.