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How important are my freshman and sophomore year grades for college admissions?

I'm a junior in high school, and I'm starting to worry about my college applications. My grades from freshman and sophomore year weren't the best. How important are those grades for college admissions? I'm feeling a bit stressed about this. Thanks for any help, and CollegeVine, you've been a great resource!

10 months ago

Hey there! I understand how stressful the college admissions process can be. While your freshman and sophomore year grades do play a role in your overall GPA, don't worry too much. Many colleges understand that students may need some time to adjust to high school and may not perform as well at the beginning. What's important is showing improvement over time. If your junior and senior year grades are much better, it demonstrates that you've grown and learned from your experiences. Make sure you also focus on creating a strong application in other areas, like extracurriculars, essays, and standardized test scores. Remember, colleges look at the whole package, not just your GPA. My own child went through a similar situation and was still accepted into a great college. Keep working hard and stay positive, and I'm sure you'll find success in the admissions process! Good luck!

10 months ago

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