Do Grades Matter?

Do Grades Matter

Yes! In fact, your high school transcript is one of the most important parts of your college application.

 

Like the classes you take, your grades will affect the type of higher education that's available to you. 

Colleges want to see high grades and challenging courses. Good grades not only help you get into college, but help you get scholarships as well.

The better your grades, the more opportunities you'll have. Work to improve your grades throughout high school.

What if my grades are not very high?

It's never too late to improve your grades. Even if you started high school on the wrong foot and your early grades reflect that. Change now.

Showing improvement in your grades as you move through high school demonstrates your ability to succeed in college.

If your grades aren't high enough for you to go to your first choice college, you have other options. For example, you can go to your local community college for a year, work hard and improve your grades. Then you can transfer to a 4-year college or stay at the community college.