Withdraw applications & start over next year?
Just received DS's 1st semester grades, 4 B's and 1 C, for an overall GPA of 3.0.
Is it better to withdraw his application(s) to the schools that are unlikely to admit him based on these stats and possibly re-apply next year as a rising 10th grader (provided he gets more serious and improves his grades, study habits, and SSAT score)? In other words, is there a downside to re-applying to schools a year after they reject you, or is it better to withdraw now and start over next year? Or, does it just depend on the schools and too many other circumstances to know for sure one way or another? Input appreciated.
GPA 6th grade: 4.0
GPA 7th grade: 3.5
GPA 8th grade: 3.0
Overall: ? (Would love to know)