Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

Q & A with Don and Seamus: Does Freshman Year Matter?

Karl Schellscheidt

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comWe continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Gary:

Does grade 9 in high school matter at all? I heard from a couple friends in Princeton that American universities don’t take grade 9 into consideration when you are applying to them. Is this true?

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Improving High School Grades.

Karl Schellscheidt

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comWe continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with question submitted by Dan:

I have just completed my sophomore year in high school and this year I have gotten much better grades than my freshman year. I went from a C+ average in 9th grade to a B+ or A- in 10th grade in numerous honors classes. I was wondering if I still have a shot at attending top schools if I (more…)