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So I am currently a Sophomore in a relatively large high school (approximately 400 students in my graduating class), and I am getting very concerned about college. The first half of my freshman year went well, as I had all A's and an A- in all honors classes (honors is the highest level class one can take). However, the second half of my freshman year, there were some things that really hindered my abilities (I think it was because I was going through a difficult time emotionally). Because of that, my second semester grades resulted in mostly A's and A-'s and a B and a B+. This year, Sophomore year, I have really had a hard time transitioning from freshman to sophomore year, and because of that, my first semester grades were mostly B+'s and an A and an A- in all honors classes. Originally, when I started my freshman year, I was planning on applying to Yale or Harvard ED, but now, I have completely crossed off all Ivy league colleges off of my list. I have other credentials, however, I am very fearful that I will not be accepted due to my poor grades. Do you think I should even bother applying?