How much does highschool grades really effect college admission?

United States
December 19, 2007 3:53pm CST
Im getting ready to apply to college in a couple years, and im totally lost. i have a's and b's. is that good enough for a university? and what should i study?
5 responses
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
well i got in with just being average. But my entrace exam to that college is extremely high, ive gotten a choice what course i would like to enter in.
@yoursash (10)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I agree. As and Bs will get you into a lot of private and public colleges. Some Ivy league and more competitive universities on the other hand will look into more than your grades, such as SAT scores and extracurricular activities. An alternative to a 4-year college after high school graduation is to enroll in a community college, do well there, and then transfer to a great college. Best of luck! Chris http://www.yoursash.com
@solson (406)
20 Dec 07
You have good grades just keep trying do good on sat's and you should get into alot of university good luck.
• United States
20 Dec 07
colleges look at high school grade alot i had really good grades in high school but did not do too wellon the act test and still got in but did not get the scholarship that i wanted till i took the act test again and scored better
@Barbi311 (21)
• United States
19 Dec 07
A's and B's should be good enough to get you into most universities. Many schools have min. GPA requirements but you should fit into most of those. As for what you should study, thats something you need to figure out on your own. I would highly suggest going out and getting the book "What color is my parachute" there is a teenager edition. It helps you figure out what you want to do with your future and stuff like that. I found it very helpful. Look around at as many schools as you can and find out every major you can. I ended up moving across the country to find the major I wanted. Don't just look at the name of the major but look at what classes you take for it. I went from "music industry studies" to "musici industry management" and that one word made a HUGE difference in what classes I had to take. I LOVE the classes I am taking now.