Sunday, February 5, 2012

2/5/12 written Wednesday 2/1/12 cont. high school grades and college acceptance...

We went to a meeting at Maggie's school the other day. All of the kids from her grade were there. It was like all of the kids and their parents going to the guidance counselor at the same time to see how they are doing. We got a copy of her high school and college transcripts and her standardized test scores. She is doing OK. We were told that the kids should look closely at their high school grade point average and standardized test scores and make sure that they are high enough to get them into their field or college at the University. The Principal said that they could be accepted into the University with lower scores, but when it came time to apply to their college, like the College of Engineering, they may need higher scores. When we got home Maggie got online and found out what GPA and test scores she would need to be able to apply. I explained that the scores that were on the web site were the minimum scores to apply. If everyone else has higher scores than her she might not be accepted. We hadn't thought about that before. Now she has some numbers to strive for.

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