Applying for college as PG

<p>how is the process like applying to college as a PG?</p>

<p>ex:if someone decides to attend Pg in order to bring their grades up, how will that show on the application if college apps are suppose to be done within the first 5 months of senior year.</p>

<p>where is the time withi that period to help your gpa?</p>

<p>PG's get an extra year. A full, 12-month year. It's just that that year begins at your prior high school. So, for that reason, don't wait until you arrive at a new school to work on those grades.</p>

<p>Another common reason to PG is for an otherwise capable applicant to complete core requirements that may not have been satisfied prior to graduation.</p>

<p>And, of course, athletics is a big reason. But, you may ask how can colleges evaluate your ability if you play a spring sport like lacrosse? And here you'll again have the benefit of showing your senior year performance -- something your peers at your original school did not get to do. Plus, you will (in theory) be more mature, perhaps more filled-out or better-trained under a new high school coach who is well-regarded by a college coach, and will likely get PT because, if you weren't going to get PT you probably wouldn't have been admitted as a PG.</p>

<p>If you're looking at a PG year strictly for academics, that's a tough nut to crack. There are precious few spaces available and if your grades are suspect for colleges, they're going to be suspect for another high school -- so I'm hoping you have the hook needed to get you in the door to a new HS if you're hopeful of using a PG year to boost your grades AND that you've been working on those grades all along and not waiting for a new environment.</p>

<p>If you have the core requirements needed for the colleges you're considering, another option to consider is a gap year -- doing something that is well-planned that can make you an attractive college applicant despite your grades. Perhaps, instead of hoping that one semester at a new school will alter your post-secondary destiny, some other real-world experience, like assisting with the monitoring of upcoming elections in Rwanda, would make a college admissions office be more forgiving about the first four years of grades.</p>

<p>You may also want to post your question in the college application section of CC where you'll tap into a larger pool of people who are tuned in to what college admissions officers are likely to smile upon and how they would interpret your PG year in the admission process.</p>

<p>to add to the athletic side of things</p>

<p>in many cases colleges have already recruited the students in high school but could not take for a variety of reasons. a PG is a year in which athletes cook (get bigger, improve weak aspects of their game, and in most cases improve their GPA) so basically either a coach felt you needed to get bigger, faster, strong etc or you need better grades, SATs to get admitted to the college in question or the coach had used up all its spots but the athletes are willing to wait another year because they really want to go say an IVY, or NESCAC. also it should be pointed out that most PG candidates just don't straight up apply but have connections with the coaches of the various schools</p>

<p>to Hcos: i do have a few connections to some prep schools with their football coaches and most of them are asking for me to finish my senior with above a 3.0 which is definitely possible but it's how my gpa will average. my freshman year and soph. yr of high school were not the best n those years were some of the most important</p>

<p>to Dmaker: yea i understand what you're saying, PG is something that i'm considering. it's not like i'm definite on it, it all depends on which schools i get accepted to next yr</p>