9 days ago
Admissions Advice

Is my GPA too low for me to get into the major schools I want to apply for?

I've had mostly C's my freshman and sophomore year because I never really believed that I would want to go to college. Towards the end of the pandemic I realized that going to college is something that I may want to do and now, summer after junior year, I really want to go to college. I currently have a 3.03 uw and a 3.09 w.

So my main question is should I be taking an AP class to get my GPA up? I took AP Lit junior year and taking AP Government my senior year, is that enough? I'm worried that I won't be able to get into the schools I want to go to because of my mistakes a couple years ago.

@a2curty8 days ago

My dad would always get mad when I made C's in high school and would tell me that I would not get into college with those grades. I am not sure how true that is but honestly, at this point, you probably should start at community college first.

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9 days ago

It depends on what type of college and major you plan on. If you plan on going to a selective school, you're GPA isn't high enough. If you're going to a least selective school, you're probably safe. Your major plays into that, so you should keep that in mind.

Also, remember you might have your college essay. If you have one, you can explain your situation.

9 days ago

I think you should be fine, as long as you do your best with the rest of your classes! But if you want to take more AP classes, then go for it if you have the opportunity! But remember, don’t stress about it. Only do it if it is something you really want to do.


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