Senior Year grades for Regular Decision

<p>I'm a senior and applying Regular Decision to all my colleges. Do the Adcoms make their decisions before seeing my senior year fall semester grades? (I'm counting on my senior year fall grades to boost my gpa..)</p>

<p>depends on the college</p>

<p>I'm asking in terms of privates (Stanford/Harvard)</p>


<p>Most if not all private colleges will look at your first semester grade for RD. Stanford/Harvard for sure.</p>

<p>senior grades don't matter as much as other years do. colleges just use it as a reinforcement saying that you're taking tough courses and are maintaing grades. but i guess if they raise ur class rank then ure good.</p>