📈What are my chances of getting into … ? Sign up to find out.
3 years ago
Admissions Advice

Final Exams

Hello, I'm really anxious and worried. My school finally added a grades history section on powerschool. I got to see all of my grades and saw my final exam grades from freshman year. I passed half of them but failed my algebra (40%) and biology exam (58%).I got a 66 in History. I'm so worried that it will affect the way colleges look at me. I got all A's and B's that year and about 2 C's. I failed my final exams and now I'm embarrassed and really worried! How will final exams affect me?


Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

3 years ago

Colleges will only look at your final overall grade. They don't look at individual assignment grades. If your overall grade is still high, then there shouldn't be much worry. Also, colleges look for a spike. If you do better in your next years, then they will also take that into consideration.


Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works