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Willis1Shannon WillisWashington State UniversityGeneral English Placement Exam10 March 2021GPAs and their Role in College SuccessTo begin, throughout this article, we find the connection between grade point averagesand college success rates. While standardized testing is a factor in the college applicationprocess, it doesn’t reflect a student’s success rate. The effort behind a student’spreparationthroughout high school is what reflects the success they will bring to the college environmentrather than one test they take on one day. Altogether, when it comes to comparing GPAs andsuccess rates, they become a better representation than any standardized test.Additionally, as we explore the reasoning of the GPAs, we find statistical evidence alongwith logical reasoning. When comparing GPAs and graduation rates through statistics, we find a“student with a GPA under 1.5 had a 20% chance of graduating college, up to 80% forthose witha GPA of 3.75 or higher, once student background and college characteristics were taken intoaccount” (Morrison). This represents how the connection between GPAs and college graduationrates heightens as the GPA increases. Some students perform remarkably well throughout highschool while reflecting the opposite through standardized tests. These students work hard

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