Freshman Year

<p>Do most colleges ignore grades before sophomore year?</p>

<p>Most dont, but there are some that do.</p>

<p>yup most will look at them but few will give them importance if u had an upward trend or ur grades were good from soph year up.</p>

<p>do ivies do that?</p>

<p>some make all freshman courses pass/fail. I'm not sure which Ivy does that.</p>

<p>Dont think any of the Ivies disregard frosh year.</p>

<p>Princeton and Stanford do, I know that much.</p>

<p>Stanford's not an Ivy.</p>

<p>it doesn't matter if it is or not tho. um..and what does "pass/fail" mean?</p>

<p>Pass/Fail is how some grades can be once you're <em>in</em> college. It is not relevant to admissions. Basically, you get no grade, just credit no no credit. Some school, like Swarthmore and MIT, make first semester/first year all pass/fail, in order to facilitate the transition into college. Brown is famous for the fact that you can take <em>any</em> course pass fail...even all of your courses, if you really wanted to. But hardly anyone does.</p>

<p>In terms of HIGH SCHOOL freshman grades, they count for most colleges, though there are a few that disregard them. An upward trend is good, though. But those frosh grades will bring down your overall GPA, even with upward trend, except in the few schools that ignore them totally.</p>