my first year GPA is crap after transferring from a bad state school in the U.S. to McGill. I did well in some classes, but I'm not use to the exam/evaluation style here (this is my first time taking end of year finals of this intensity), although I know I'm intellectually capable of doing well in the future. In other words, this semester was a wake up call after a decent fall semester.
If I do well the next couple of years, and explain why I had trouble adapting, will I be able to salvage a chance at decent B-schools? Again, I'm not looking to be an academic. I score above average, but not super amazingly on standarized tests (SATs were in the 1400 range). My plans are to work for Fidelity as a service rep after undergrad for a few years, and then get my MBA when I'm 25-26. I don't need a top 10 MBA, but a top 50 MBA would be crucial. Should I give up, or just try really hard the next two years?