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Academic Potential?

flomatiksflomatiks Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
edited September 2008 in Johns Hopkins University
From what I have read, one of the most important categories for admissions is "academic potential." What are some ways admissions officers are able to gauge one's academic potential?
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Replies to: Academic Potential?

  • KyuuKyuu Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    A lot of schools judge it by seeing the level of courses you take. For example, you might have straight A's and a 4.0, but if you're taking all basic-level classes while your school is offering an array of AP/IB and Honors classes, they might as be impressed with you as with a student who has a 3.8 at your school, but is taking a lot more AP/IB/H classes, and gets mostly A's and maybe a few B's in those classes.

    Basically, they want to see if you can rise up to the challenge, and still perform well.
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