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Grades for college
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by Concerned Mom, Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Jun 2, 2008
My child doing well at Jordan now but I am concerned at what grades are needed to be admitted into UCs, Ivy Leagues, CA state schools, etc. I am getting the impression that one needs to earn all A's in regular AND AP classes to get into Ivys and UCs. Is this true and is it worth the stress?! I have heard from students attending Ivy Leagues that Paly was more difficult than college. Isn't that backwards?
I know there are variables such as extracurriculars, special talents, outstanding SATs, etc.
What if a child earns all A's and takes no AP classes or earns "only" A's and B's in regular classes?
Should the child be stressed to the max or should we plan on transfering to the school of choice later and relax more at Paly?
Thank you, because Paly was much easier when I went through...