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Do colleges look at freshman grade or just Sophomore and Junior grades?

Juliana94Juliana94 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
Hi, Im applying as an international student.
I have lived in US for 6years and went to a public school.
My grades since freshman year were pretty good
Freshman: 4.0 both semesters
Sophomore: 1 B+ in first semester & 4.0 in second semester
Junior: 4.0 first semester & 1 B+ in second semester
the thing is these two B's were from both Spanish classes.
Would colleges consider this as bad?

My classes were:
Freshman year: Eng1 honors, World History honors, Geometry (summer), Bio honors, Tennis JV, Drama, and Spanish 1
Sophomore year: Engs2 honors, AP Human Geo, Chem honors (summer), Alg2 honors, intermediate drama, Tennis JV, Spanish2
Junior year: Eng3 honors, Pre-Calc honors, APUSH, AP environmental Science, Spanish3, Tennis varsity
-then I took AP Psychology over the summer (online course)
Senior year: AP Eng, AP Calc AB, AP U.S. Gov, AP Statistics, Spanish4, Tennis Varsity

my weighted GPA for 10-11 would be around 4.38
but if I include freshman year, (none of my honors classes were considered weighted...) it would lower down my weighted GPA to around 4.25-4.27?

Do colleges look at unweighted or weighted? what would they think about my GPA?
and my class rank is pretty good since I had maintained straight A's in most of the semesters
it's 30/766 =3.92%
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Replies to: Do colleges look at freshman grade or just Sophomore and Junior grades?

  • dreambig0xdreambig0x Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    i think most schools look at unweighted grades, but they def take into account the classes that you took and the rigor of your curriculum.

    as for freshman year grades, they def look at it but i think they're more concerned about your overall GPA and whether you improved over the years or not. i wouldn't worry too much about your freshman year grades, colleges know it was the year that everyone adjusted to high school and whatnot. as long as you made the best of your high school career and did well during junior year (thats the most important), you're fine.

    and don't beat yourself up about the B's in spanish lol, it's not that big a deal. not everyone's gonna be good at every subject. your core classes are the most important
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