andover grading

<p>I heard that they grade on a six point scale at Andover. What kind of GPA would you need to have there to go to an Ivy or top LAC?</p>

<p>I think it would be nice to be around the median for the school, higher if you want the most selective of the Ivies, or the AWS LAC's. If you have weak EC's then would probably need a stronger academic record. But the colleges will also look at courses taken, test scores, recommendations, athletic or other ability...</p>

<p>4.5 is the average grade, 5.0 is honors, and top 10% at Andover gets you the keys to whatever kingdom you desire. The numeric value of "top 10%" changes yearly, however.</p>

<p>i agree, i think college's understand that at schools like andover, it is not one's gpa's that matter, so much as capabilities</p>

<p>that said, i agree with g's fav, top 10% would be ideal.</p>

<p>Somewhere in the range of 30% of Andover students go to Ivies or top LAC's, depending on how you define "top". Over 40% attend these or other "top" universities. So it seems one can be well below the top 10% of the class and be admitted to a top college. </p>

<p>Remember, not everyone who can go to such a place does so. Some take merit scholarships at slightly less prestigious colleges, some take athletic scholarships at sports powerhouses, a few go to service academies.</p>

<p>My friends tell me that Andover's GPA system doesn't really matter that much, as colleges generally don't look at the students' from this school's GPAs. But 5.0 will get you on the honor roll.</p>

<p>I recently spoke to reps from Davidson, Weslyen, JHU, and swarthmore, and they all agreed that when they look at grades they also look at the school the grades are coming from. They all assured me that at many prep schools including the one I specifically asked about, they will take into account the rigor of grading. All the addmissions people know their schools very very well. Crossways, I hope this helps. Oh, and I'm sure they look at grades, and Andover is porbably no different that most other highly rated bs.</p>

<p>Sorry to disagree, but top 10% will not get you into any school you desire.</p>

<p>More than 30% of every Andover class matriculates at an ivy or an equal.</p>

<p>Suze, did you go to Andover? Define equal, heck your favorite school (MX lol) does those numbers. Hey, I recently looked at SPS's matrics to ivies over the last 2 years. There ivie matrics were 25%. Over a 4 year period sps viewbook states that 30% choose Ivies, I guess that would mean a significant drop from the previous years.</p>

<p>Yes, I graduated this year. Equal means AWS, SM.</p>

<p>My cousin graduated from SPS this year and my brother is currentlt applying. According to the the site, name anyone, that publishes stats for ivy placement (which seems to include SM) SPS places more than any other school. I think Groton is 2 (though by just a few %). These schools are considered by many the most "elite" in the sense that they have been very exclusive in terms of who they let in for decades longer than Andover and Exeter. Andover, followed by Exeter, reached out to the middle class and to minorities long before many schools did. While the others are as diverse now, there still seem to be more legacies and more of the very rich at the old guard elite.</p>

<p>That's interesting, if SPS is the highest and in the last 2 years they have placed 25%, then bs may be on a definite downswing. My info comes directcly from the SPS matric numbers. What is SM? What does minorities and Exeter have to do with this? Please! If I understand you, unless you'ree a legacie, at SPS and Groton, your chances maybe even worse then alot of other schools. It would be nice to see just how many get in because of lagacies, and other things.</p>

<p>I believe SM is Stanford and MIT.</p>

<p>I will say this, SPS has had a large number attending Stanford. Thacher and Cate do pretty well to</p>

<p>Do certain bs become feeder schools to certain ivies and other top colleges? For example, I thought it interesting, looking at the info on Concord Academy's website, how an inproportionate amount of graduates went to Brown.</p>

<p>Creative 1, the short answer is no, but in the past it was quite common. I always wondered that with Middlesex, Brown and Harvard are one and two every year. I thought you were going to mention Concord academy sudden surge in numbers to Columbia. For a school its size I founf the columbia numbers quite breath taking.</p>