I'm currently a junior and have been looking at colleges for quite a while now. I plan on getting a BFA in Acting, and one of the schools that caught my interest was CMU. However, am I right in stating that when applying to CMU, academics matter...a lot?
I haven't taken the SATs or ACTs yet, so I can't say anything about my scores. However, my GPA is a little shaky. My freshman year I had a 3.6 and my sophomore year it dropped to a 2.8 (I had Cs in many of my academic classes.) However this year (so far, and I plan on doing everything I can to keep it this way), I have all As, with the exception of a B+ in French (I'm working on that.) I'm the VP of our school's International Thespian Society (where we also do a lot of volunteer work, and next year I'll be President), and I'm very involved in my school (I audition for things every 6 weeks or less, and if I don't get in, I either usher or stage manage the show). I know my test scores are going to matter, but aside from that, will my sophomore year GPA hurt my chances of getting in?