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Should You Risk a Lower GPA For More Outside Activities?

Meg Hey there Josh, I’m here to fret about my GPA (shocking, yes?) No! 🙂 I’m about to begin my third year in college and I’ve maintained a pretty decent GPA. After three semesters, I was carried a 3.9. Agreed, that is exceedingly decent. In my fourth semester however, my school work became slightly less …

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GPA Questions Answered & How to Get a Job

The comments came fast and furious yesterday as I expected after the GPA post, but they were surprisingly less vitriolic than they’ve been in the past. That must be Counselor Buddy’s soothing effect on you. You brought up a lot more varied questions on the GPA topic, so I’m taking today to answer some of …

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Hard Classes vs. Spotless GPA: What’s Better?

You guys seem to like Counselor Buddy, so today you get an extra dose of her! Like me, C-Buddy has acquired over the years a pretty long list of things that students could be doing better to help themselves get into college, and also to win scholarships. Unlike me, however, C-Buddy works face-to-face with high …

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Scholarships: Community Service Optional? (Counselor Buddy!)

I have a friend who’s a high school counselor and, despite how often I complain to her about poorly prepared high school students, still talks to me and seems to like me at least a small amount. Let’s call her “Counselor Buddy” from here on out. Counselor Buddy does a great job advising her students …

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Scholarship Screwup #2: Bore Me With Your GPA

Nothing angers the high-ranking students (and their teachers) more than this one, but I’ve some bad news for you, and you’re not going to like it. Are you sitting down? OK, here goes: Your GPA doesn’t really matter that much. If at all. It’s ok, I’ll give you a minute to let it sink in. …

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Don’t dwell on your GPA – it’s not a point of distinction.

Nothing angers the high-ranking students (and their teachers) more than this one, but Uncle Josh has some bad news for you, and you’re not going to like it. However, you do need to accept it because it’s true, and I know it’s true because I write the scholarship checks and your teachers don’t. Are you …

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