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How do colleges view upward trends in GPA?

Hi everyone! So, my freshman and sophomore years weren't the best in terms of GPA, but I've been working hard and improving. I'm curious how colleges view this upward trend when evaluating applications. Would they be more understanding? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you've been working hard and improving your GPA. From my experience with my own child's college application process, I can tell you that many colleges do appreciate an upward trend in a student's GPA. It shows that you've recognized the need for improvement and have taken steps to grow academically. While your overall GPA still plays a significant role in the admissions process, demonstrating progress can be seen as a positive factor. It's important to continue putting in the effort and maintaining the improvement you've made. Additionally, if you have any extracurricular activities or personal experiences that have contributed to your growth, don't hesitate to mention them in your application. Best of luck with your college journey!

11 months ago

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