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GPA change in high school
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Hello all! I have a question.

I started High school in 2019 and mid-year covid happened, which led me to not have a very good gpa. A lot of factors led to me not having a good gpa freshman year, new school, 1st year of high school and Covid, however, sophomore year I did better and currently Junior year I feel like I'm in my best moment. Does the low gpa in freshman year going to have a big effect when it comes to my college applications? Do colleges take in account covid/online school and the fact that it affected a lot of students?

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@Melokenzie3 years ago

There is actually a new optional question in the common app about how covid impacted you which you can do along with the original supplemental question that asks if you have any additional info you would like them to know. When mentioning hardships just make sure you mention how you over come it or what you are doing to overcome it. You don't want to seem like you are complaining or overly negative. You could mention what it taught you.

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Although colleges consider the total GPA, they also have access to your transcript, and if they see you did well in sophomore and junior year, they will ignore it. Also, colleges know that what happened during Covid, and they would also consider that. So don't fret much about it; as far as you have your extracurriculars and keep your grades up, you should be good.

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