March 19, 2018
Dear Faith: I'm a junior in
high school. I want to go to college, but my grades are only
satisfactory. Should I apply anyway?
Faith says: The answer is yes, you should
apply! And while you still have some time, do your best to
improve your grades. Can you identify your problem areas?Do you
have poor study habits? Are you struggling with a particular
subject or class? Maybe a tutor or joining a study group can help
Seek support from your teachers or school
counselor and let them know that you want to improve your grades
and chances for college-- ask for suggestions. Your grades in
addition to the personal essay, support letters and SAT scores tell
the college admissions officer about you the person before they
meet with you.
Good luck to you!