a year ago
Harvard prospective students

very low grade first semester

Hello! I'm currently a Sophomore in high school and have a 4.0 unweighted GPA until this point. In my algebra 2 honors class, I received a D. I received straight A's in every other class, and I'm taking 3 AP and some pre-IB classes. I got this D due to being distracted in an unhealthy romantic relationship. It's my fault of course, but what are the chances I can still get into Harvard? I'm also a historian for HOSA and a member of my school's marching band. I have 45 hours of community service, and I'm planning on becoming president of the national justice honor society at my school. I'm planning on joining a few more clubs such as NHS, and the Spanish honor society. Thank You!

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@Charilea year ago

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a year ago

Contrary to what you might think, I wouldn't worry too much about one D as a sophomore, especially if it's in a subject you aren't interested in. The best way to remedy it would be to get an A in your junior year math class. It isn't ideal, but I wouldn't worry too much about it, as long this grade is an anomaly.

What I would worry about is everything else. Your ECs show limited promise, but realistically aren't good enough for Harvard yet. It would be extremely beneficial if you could separate yourself from the thousands of other applicants with similar activities. Try out competitions, just for fun. You have time, and many of the less mainstream humanities ones are easy to win.

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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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