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What should I include/not include in college applications?
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I maintained a 4.0 GPA and higher my Freshmen year and Junior 1st semester, I hope to do the same by the end of my 2nd semester. HOWEVER, my grades dropped immensely Sophomore year, I had 5 C's...it was mainly due to a lot of family and personal problems during that year, should I include that reasoning on my college application? Also, I am currently in a dual enrollment program at my high school and I am set to graduate high school with a diploma AND an associates degree from a local community college! Should I include that info or no?

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2 months ago

I would say definitely include the fact that you will graduate with a diploma and an associates degree. That should be to your advantage.

As fas as the reasons behind C's, it really depends on the situation. I completely understand if you would rather not share with me, but I cannot really give a solid suggestion on what and how to say if I don't know the gist of your situation. If you are comfortable sharing, you can reply and give me a few details, but if not, I recommend that you research what to include and not to include as reasons for low grades.

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2 months ago

Hey :)

You should definitely include the reasoning! You’ve shown to be an incredible student, and colleges do understand if circumstances caused your energy to be elsewhere for a little while. Also, definitely include the dual enrollment and the associates.

Good luck and I wish you all the best!

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