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Does Your GPA Really Matter?

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WMDT 47 News - If you're trying to get into college and are worried your GPA may be too low, apparently it might not matter.

A report from USA Today shows admissions officers at some of the nation's top colleges and universities barely look at an applicant's GPA - which may be confusing, since research consistently shows student's high school grades are the best predictor of their likelihood of success in college. 

We spoke with officials at Salisbury University to get some insight. Aaron Basko, the school's Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management says the best advice he can give to high school students, is to take rigorous courses and perform well in them. 

"In most admissions offices, there's a certain level of holistic review - a qualitative review where we look at an individual applicant and we say, 'Where are they coming from? What's the environment in which they're working? Have they taken full advantage of the courses that they have available to them?" he said. 

 


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