Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've been worried about my freshman year grades. I didn't do as well as I would have liked, but I've improved a lot since then. Do colleges care about my freshman year performance, or will they focus more on my improvement? Thanks in advance!
Hey there! It's great to hear that you've improved since your freshman year. In general, colleges do look at all four years of your high school transcript, but they tend to focus more on your later years (junior and senior year) since those are more recent and reflect your current abilities better. So, while your freshman year grades will be considered, they won't have as much weight as your more recent grades. Additionally, colleges love to see improvement and growth, so the fact that you've worked hard to raise your grades since then is a positive sign. Keep up the good work, and try not to stress too much about your freshman year performance. Focus on maintaining your current grades and getting involved in extracurricular activities that interest you. Best of luck with your college applications!