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gpa improvements
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i for one didn't do too well in my freshman and sophomore years of high school as many personal events distracted me from my academic goals. however, in my junior year i managed to maintain a 4.3 weighted in an attempt to make up for my underperformed years. would colleges, especially ucs, disregard my improvements and look at my overall gpa as a whole, or acknowledge the growth i have shown in my recent years?

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5 months ago

Hello!

I was fortunate enough this year to talk to a counselor this year about college and I know that she is a reputable source because many of my classmates have followed her advice got into Ivy Leagues and colleges within the UC system. From what she told me (because I am struggling this year because of COVID) is that I need to show a drastic improvement in my grades to show that I am trying to do better. Also, I believe there is a section on the common apps that allow you to talk about any information that an admissions officer might want to know, so I suggest filling out that portion if needed.

Good Luck!

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5 months ago

I think they would consider growth, and I believe there's a portion of your application where you can talk about that!

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5 months ago

Hi, I’m probably not very well qualified to answer this (I’m a high school freshman who did research on Ivy League universities), but I think they would only look at the GPA as a whole, I think they would see the not well grades from your freshman year, but wouldn’t care as long as your weighted GPA is great and above their average

TL;DR: They won’t really look at if it increased, only overall

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