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When Your GPA Still Doesn't Equal Your GPA

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on September 30, 2020

In August of last year, our blog titled “When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA” discussed the varying ways in which colleges look at students’ grades – and the strength of the schedules that produced those grades – in making admissions decisions. In that blog, we noted that “When it comes to your GPA, the one that’s on your transcript is not necessarily the one that colleges will use!” That’s every bit as true now as it was then, and it’s also true, in spades, for the Florida State University System (SUS) schools that will be the focus of this blog.

Topics: College Application Essay, College Admission, Personal Statement

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Topics: College Application Essay, College Admission, Personal Statement

The SAT Essay

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on June 4, 2009

One of the greatest nightmares in a young student’s life is writing an essay that some adult is going to read with a critical eye. No matter how much pumping up a teacher or tutor may do, the high schooler fidgets and stares, eyes glazed over at the thought of committing ideas to paper. It’s as though, upon the student’s completion of the writing task, the hand of Adult-dom will descend from above, index finger menacingly pointing to the poor writer, and from deep inside the cloud of knowledge will come the booming “You FOOL! That’s so immature!”

Topics: College Application Essay, SAT

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Topics: College Application Essay, SAT