I know a lot of people already made posts about this, but I was wondering how much would poor first semester senior grades negatively affect my chances of admission?
I received the questionnaire a few days ago and got super happy knowing I was getting considered. However, during my first semester I received 1 C and 2 Bs. On the website, it said we had to at least maintain a 3.0 UW GPA in both semesters of senior year but I'm still unsure. I took 4 AP classes again this year so would the difficulty of the classes somewhat make up for my horrible grades? Will Berkeley be less likely to admit me because I got a 3.2 UW GPA first semester? Also, would a kickass letter of rec. make up for my lack of grades?
Sorry for all the repetitive questions; I just can't seem to relax unless I get some closure!
Here are some of my stats & just basic info i put on my app:
4.12 UC GPA
9 AP classes in total
3,4,3,4 on my ap exams from jr year
never took the ACT
poor SAT 2 math score
2 leadership positions
about 250 hours of community service
won a community award
part time job as a tutor
2 years of varsity badminton
1 year of JV XC
from a low income family
2 of my siblings are also in or about to go to college so we need a lot of financial aid