2 years ago
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GPA issues

I did terrible my freshman year of high school but pulled it together sophomore year with mostly all A's and B's and one C for the entire year. I ended up skipping my junior year and taking dual credits at my local community college. I have great first semester grades of my senior year but the only problem is that doesn't go into my gpa

Since I only have 2 years of highschool in my gpa and I did terrible my first year (I have a 2.58 gpa) will that heavily affect my chances of getting accepted if they see I made progress sophomore year and skipped a year?

Thank you!!

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@emcgeo2 years ago

Hi! I am unsure about how this will affect your college apps but I do want to let you know you're not alone in this. During the pandemic I completely messed up my freshman and sophomore years and as a senior now I am trying to make up for it. I bet a bunch of other people can also relate to this so I hope you find comfort in the fact that you're not alone.

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2 years ago

I have this same problem, my freshman year I had a 3.1 GPA with 1 C, 3 B's. and 3 A's. Now as a Sophmore schooling has come much easier and I am at a 3.85 GPA with 5 A's and 2 B's. In my opinion they shouldnt look at past especially your first year of high school because most people are not mentally mature. We still have so much growing up to do. If they see the amount of progress and hard work you put in it shouldnt matter !!

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