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Copy of GPA Game

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Lisa Scalici

on 17 February 2014

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8 Volunteers
GPA Game
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
1. Line up in order of GPA
2. Make sure that the audience can see the GPA on the card.
Listen and follow the instructions that will be read to you.
What were the results?
On a piece of paper, reflect on your thoughts of this activity.

What did you learn?

Does this change what you thought about applying
for college?
1. If you have taken exceptionally strong academic programs move up two spaces.
2. If you direct the gospel choir at your church, move up one space.
3. If you clearly stated that this college is your first choice by making an early decision application and commitment, move up two spaces.
4. If your intended major is psychology or biology, move down one space.
5. If your intended major is Greek, move up one space.
6. If you do not know any of your teachers well enough to feel comfortable asking for recommendation, move down two spaces.
7. If, when you word-processed your college essay, you forgot to change the name of the college you were applying to, move down three spaces.
8. If you are a legacy at the college to which you are applying, move up two spaces.
9. If you did not write the optional college essay, move down one space.
10. If the topic of your college essay was sports as a metaphor for life, move down one space.
11. If you wrote the "essay of the year, the one everyone passed around the office," move up two spaces.
12. If you plagiarized an American history paper and got caught, sit down. You're out of the competition entirely.
13. If you will be the first in your family to attend college, move up two spaces.
14. If you attended an enriching summer program between your junior and senior years, move up two spaces.

15. If have participated in no extracurricular activites, move down three spaces.
16. If you have participated in a significant community service project, move up one space.
17. If you are an eagle scout, move up two spaces.
18. If you are a varsity athlete, move up one space. If you’re all-region in a sport, move up another space.
19. If you got a “d” in an academic course at the end of your junior year, move down three spaces.
20. If you wrote a letter to the college admission officer and explained the extenuating circumstances surrounding a grade of “d”, move up one space
21. If you decided to protect your GPA by not taking AP classes offered at your school, move down two spaces.

22. If you come from a single-parent household and must work part-time to help with expenses, move up two spaces.
23. If you last name is Kennedy, and the name of college library is Kennedy, and it's not a coincidence, move all the way to the front of the line and stay there.
GPA is not the only factor that affects your admission to college. It is super important to participate in extracurricular activities and community service!
What are your plans now for the future?
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