Summer credits at different school
I am not very happy with my junior year grades and want to show colleges that there is more to me than a few personal issues that have happened during my junior year. So I have registered with an online accredited high school that uses a Canadian system, even though I study at an American school. In the CommonApp, I am concerned as to whether or not these classes I took during the summer will contribute towards my application and show colleges that I am more than personal issues. Would that be an efficient way of showing universities? And if so, will colleges look at these courses? Thanks :)
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Hey, here’s my advice. I did summer school for credit to advance a level in science by taking chemistry a year early. I got credit for the class which allowed me to skip a “grade” so even though I did not go to summer school for the same reason as you I know what you’re talking about. I will be quite honest I am not sure if you will get any academic boost from those classes. The way (to my knowledge) summer school works is you re-take a course either at your high school or a high school that partners with yours, you get credit for the class, and your grades replace the class which you failed, raising your GPA. If this is an online-only program then it might not be as legit. If it was an in-person program that got made online cause of COVID it might be less sketchy. I’ll be honest the fact that you’re taking high school courses at a school in a completely different country raises a flag for me that this might not be a “summer school” but rather one of those online course certification things where you just take a course to learn, but not receive high school credit. As far as I am concerned in order to get credit you hav etc take the class at your high school or a high school that your school approves for credit-bearing courses. You need to check w admin/guidance to ask them if this is 1st) legitemate, 2nd) something they approve of, and 3rd) something they will give you credit for. It doesn’t matter if you get a certification at the end; if your high school doesn’t validate the credits they don’t go on your transcript.