Do grades really matter when it comes to applying for college?

Yes! Grades are very important to admissions officers because they are the first and foremost indication of whether a student will succeed at the university level; however, if you’ve had poor grades in the past, don’t give up hope. Most colleges are far more flexible that your high school counselors may have led you to believe. While grades are important, they are not the only factors in college admission. If you challenge yourself to take academically rigorous classes and show that you are a well-rounded person by participating in community service and extra-curricular activities, then colleges will still take you seriously as a candidate. Admissions officers are always looking for leaders and for students that will enrich their school.

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