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Can I get into a good college with a bad sophmore year? (Cal Poly Pomona)
I have just ended my Sophmore year at a pretty academically advanced high school in Redmond, WA. My freshman year I was in all regular classes and pretty much slacked off. I had a 3.35 GPA freshman year. During my sophmore year I took two honors classes and had a 2.95 GPA. I didn't slack off like freshman year I just wasn't used to the workload from my two honors classes and didn't really know any good study habits. I struggled throughout the whole year and was pretty depressed with my outcome. I have learned a lot from my sophmore year and am planning to do really good because I think I have the potential. Next year I am taking college classes from the local college while earning high school credit (Running Start) and I am almost positive that this program is specifically a Washington thing. I am also in Key club at my school, on the golf team, participate and volunteer for Relay For Life, and a volunteer for the IACA (Iranian American Community Alliance). Because of my terrible sophmore and freshman year I am very scared that I won't be able to have a decent GPA or get into a decent college. I'm not trying to get into a prestigious college but I'd rather not go to a community college. I plan to major in architecture and would like to attend Cal Poly Pomona. I've heard they aren't very competitive but I'm not so sure I am going to get in because of my GPA. Am I reaching too far or is there a chance I get in if I do really good my junior and senior year?