Here’s my weekend round up of college blog posts that I wrote this week for CBSMoneyWatch.com.
This was my favorite post of the week. Not every high school student can earn a 4.0 GPA — even in this age of inflated grades — but eking out at least a 3.0 GPA is definitely worth achieving. According to a new book, Crossing the Finish Line, teenagers who graduate with at least a “B” average are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree. Grades and not standardized test scores are the key.
I’m sorry, but it’s hard to feel for the plight of National Merit Scholars, but their opportunities to cash in on their brilliance is shrinking. In researching this story I found out that Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, were both National Merit winners.
I wrote about this subject a lot this week as kids head into the final weeks of studying for the SAT and ACT. Good luck!
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution.