24 Jun, 2021 02:45 PM

is it true that u need to have a certain grades to go to universities or u just have to show them the money?

I agree with "smokefanTS20," except for the extracurricular activities. I think good grades, & high SAT and/or ACT scores alone would suffice. Along with, of course, the necessary funds and/or scholarship.

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NI
24 Jun, 2021 02:45 PM

Higher education is just that... and harder, so you better have the good grades if you want to get into a University. 

Junior College is not as difficult, but you will not be able to take certain required classes until you do "catch up" first.

You need to learn the basics before you can move up to the more advanced classes. Your grades (and some tests) are the proof that you have the minimum allowed for comprehension of the new coursework.

College is not mandatory education so they don't have to take you in or keep you in... no matter what the cost or how much money you have.

The few very rich people that can "buy" their way into the "better institutions", still won't be able to buy their grades. They get to hire tutors or bounce from school to school until they graduate.

CA
24 Jun, 2021 02:45 PM

Well some people are able to buy their way in, but 9 times out of 10 that doesn't happen. You need the great grades and test scores to go to college on a scholarship if you don't have the money. But if you have the grades and the money, you can go anywhere you want.





MA
24 Jun, 2021 02:46 PM

I feel like the colleges I've had experiences with have not been completely focused on my high school grades. If I would have known that, I probably wouldn't have worked so hard. It is a plus to have nice grades from HS but at the same time, unless you're trying to get into a real difficult school, they're not the first thing schools look at. Most important was the ACT scores those determined whether or not you can make it to your major right away or not.





AD
24 Jun, 2021 02:46 PM

you need to have the grades, but i know a girlfriend of mine, that her father gave a very big contribution to the school, and somehow she got accepted with her poor grades. Also, if you donate money to a private school, they will accept you, from what i hear. go talk to the dean. but even so, when you get into the school that way, you need to do well or they drop you out, so if you are already getting bad grades, chances are you won't be doing any better at university.






CO
24 Jun, 2021 02:46 PM

Universities do rely on their reputation to attract more students (therefore getting more money).

Given the number of students who do want to get into a good university, you may need money AND a certain level of grades (not all universities require straight A's).

Some universities have very specialised programs (e.g., medical research, Coast Guard) and they prefer someone with the proper attitude and aptitude (with acceptable marks), rather than someone with excellent marks but with no desire to get "with the program".