3
a month ago
Admissions Advice

GPA Freshman Year and Grades
Answered

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!

freshman
GPA
grades
3
7

Earn karma by helping others:

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

3 answers

0
Accepted Answer
a month ago

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!

0
0
a month ago

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!

0
0
a month ago

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!

0

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