9 months ago
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My GPA is really low for my freshman year, but consistently has grown every year thereafter, do colleges consider that?

I struggled my freshman year and had a horrible GPA, but every year thereafter my GPA had increased. Will that be considered in my application?

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9 months ago

Great job.

That is the very best way to show college admissions officers your potential to succeed.

Make sure you keep up the momentum and end on a high note when you apply.

Good luck with your college admissions process.

9 months ago[edited]

Almost all schools do look at grade trends as in did you improve year to year so while it is a factor the cumulative gpa is more important than the grade trends but improving can definitely counteract some of it.

Also if you have any special circumstances that led you to getting a low grade as in a move, divorce, sickness you should 100% list it as that would also help lessen the sting of the low gpa that year.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!


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