A reminder to all high school seniors and underclassman who will be in that position in the coming years: your first semester grades from senior year matter. Colleges require you to submit grades from first semester and evaluate them as part of your application. It is important to show a strong finish to your high school career. The first part of the semester may have been a very stressful and busy time with applications and entrance exams. Spend the end of the semester earning the best grades possible to present the strongest application possible. Good luck with final exams, projects, and papers!!