Is an Upward Trend Actually Helpful?
Im currently a junior at a private prep school in SE PA. I had terrible freshman and sophomore years. However this year, I managed to really get it together. I am starting to compile a list of potential colleges. I am trying to determine my safeties, matches, and reaches. Should I apply to more safeties, matches, or reaches. However this seems harder because I do not know whether to look at schools in my current GPA range or future GPA range. Do any universities forgive previously bad GPA if I made up for it in my junior and senior years. I just took the ACT this previous weekend, but I do have my PSAT score.
Junior (So Far) 3.71
That is my current GPA make up, and depending on how I finish off this year it will range from (2.95-3.05)
Also, is the difference between a 2.95 and 3.0 big, or will colleges not be too picky about that. My school also does not rank and I have good ECs and awards. I'm hoping for a top 100 university.
I also understand that I will need to apply undecided to gain admittance into my reach schools, I intend on however internally transferring into engineering or computer science.
Thanks in Advance