My freshman year was bad due to family problems 3.1 uw and this year it 3.8-4.0 uw. and next year i take 2-3 honors and 1 ap and senior year i can take a lot of ap's. and lets say my grades are all a's. ACADEMICALLY speaking can I still try out for competitive colleges such as the ivies (i only like four of them).The reason my freshman year was bad because my grandpa became a severe heart patient and it was a lot of stress. Despite having and upward trend are they still going to look down on me as an applicant?