Here is what I posted on a University of Michigan- Ann Arbor thread:
Well I completely disargee. I myself find my freshmen year far better than sophomore, so that may play a part in my position as well as yours. Though I do not agree to the point where many universities, such as California, has decided to exclude freshmen year in part take of grades, etc... I think the whole high school proccess is crucial, and needed so to look at freshmen year just like sophomore and junior year.
I'm even surprise Princeton does so (exclude freshmen year).
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