Topic: I really fu***d my first year of high school, can i still get into college?
April 21, 2019 / By Tiffany Question:
well this year i didn;t do good. on my first report card i got two As and the rest b's but one f. Than on the second i got two A's and all b's except a D+ and C. On the third report card i got nothing lower than a B-. This last one looks pretty bad already but do i have a chance of getting into college? 10 points to the best answer.
well this year i didn;t do good. on my first report card i got two As and the rest b's but one f. Than on the second i got two A's and all b's except a D+ and C. On the third report card i got nothing lower than a B-. This last one looks pretty bad already but do i have a chance of getting into college? 10 points to the best answer. and tell me if i have a chance of going to a 4 year school
and tell me if i have a chance of going to a 4 year school
Rowanne | 6 days ago
Haha, no worries......First off, let me provide you with an interesting statistic. Did you know that on average, freshmens usually drop one full number on their GPA from middle school. Yep, its been statistically proven, and all college and universities know that. I had about a straight our 3.3 GPA average in middle school; in my freshmen year i had about an average 2.6 GPA. I didn't drop a whole number like the statistic, but i sure dropped a lot.
Do you know why freshmen students decline in GPA so much? Its because most freshmen don't know how to handle the transition from middle school to high school. In middle school, you can turn in all the late-work you want, and you have a smaller classroom, and you have a lot of field trips, and you are still young and your parents can actually help you on your homework. But high school is one step closer to the real world. In high school, there are hot girls/guys to distract you, people are constantly texting, drugs are everywhere, you found a new group, homework is actually hard now, and the teachers can't teach, not to mention the bigger classroom size.
College's know this problem, and they recognize it.....hell, you are going to probably have the same exact problem in your freshmen in year of college, the statistics is exactly the same for freshmen in college--they drop one full number on their GPA.
Colleges look at your whole Accumulative GPA during high school. To be frank, colleges don't really focus in on your freshmen year grades, colleges just want to see how you handle the transition from middle school to high school. But it does affect your accumulative GPA, and that's what counts.
You have a LONG way to go. You still have the grades from your sophomore year and junior year to make up for it. And if a colleges don't accept you, you can always go to community college.
Here's the beauty of community college, they DON'T care about anything of your past except your high school diploma--once you graduated high school you are automatically in. The best part is community colleges individually make a plan for you to graduate and transfer in to a 4-year university and even pursue post graduate training. If still need classes or need to get a better GPA to get into a 4-year college, community college is the way to go. It always angers me when people look down at people who go to a community college, many successful people went to a community college to start off their lives in the real world.
MY point is that, you are young. When i read this question i laughed a bit because you seem to be worried over something that can be easily fixed. Your young, study hard, get into extracurricular activities, and do your best on tests. Also if your high school offers an elective named AVID, i suggest you take it, it really helps you get into a 4-year college.
yes, but I wouldn't try to make anything below a B, and as for that person who was talking about statistics. Don't listen to them, it will matter if you have anything below a 3.0. In fact, my junior and senior year I had a 3.0 and found it difficult to qualify for scholarships because my GPA was low. Also, if you stay in the top 10% of your class, your guarnteed exceptance at some universities. Remember, the better grades you get the more money you'll recieve. Many universities give academic scholarships.
Yes, you can get into college.
You still have 2 (or 3? depending on your high school setup) years to go.
Also, depends on what kind of college you want to get into. Most look for well rounded candidates - grades are not the only and in some cases not even the major criteria.
Extra curricular activities & teacher recommendations count for a lot.
if you shape up then youll have a great chance of gettin in !good luck and enjoy skl as muchas you can