Hi, so during my freshman year I took 1 AP class and all honors classes and my GPA was 93-94% (this is how my school does it, don't know why) and I had a few B's and C's but my GPA still pulled through (somehow). So, I was wondering that since my GPA was pretty good but I had a few A's and 1 C will my chances of getting into a top college be slimmed down because of this? Also, my GPA for freshman year is fine right?
Thanks in advance!
So what grade are you in now? Your GPA is calculated from all four years you are in HS. If you got a C in your freshman year but then got A's consistently for your next three years, you don't need to worry. Depending on what grade you are in, you could have anywhere from 1-3 years to raise your GPA. Also, your GPA on a four-point scale would be around 3.74, if you ever need that number for anything. Good luck, hope this helps!
Colleges like to see improvement so I don’t think getting a c your freshman year will matter as long as you continuously improve/ keep getting A’s throughout your high school career.
As long as your grades improve over time, it shouldn't be a big deal. You can show persistence and development in your application by showing how your grades improved and how you sustained them. If they don't strongly improve, having strong test scores, essays, and extracurriculars can also come to your advantage. Good luck!
One thing I would do is take a look at Stanford. Stanford does not consider freshman year grades so you may have a better chance there. Good luck!
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