So I had to deal with a lot of crap during my freshman year. My grades ended up suffering and my weighted GPA was 3.6. However, this year as a sophomore, I have managed to get my act together. Last year my average was a C+ in English, and this year it is an A+. I took Algebra 1 in 9th grade, yet I am going to be taking Calculus BC as a junior( this would put me ahead of everyone in my grade). My question is, would universities actually care about what I did? Many of the unis I LOVE happen to be "top" schools. Is freshman year going to ruin everything? I really am trying to redeem myself here. I was rejected from Exeter and now I feel as if everything else is going to be impossible for me. Do you know of anyone who has a similar story and found success? Thanks for taking the time to read this. I need done inspiration.