1. Currently, I have a 3.37 UW GPA. When my GC inputs grades from summer classes, it will rise to 3.48. When I complete both semesters of English IV Honors online (should have first semester done in first few weeks of senior year, 2nd done by early October), it will be a 3.51.
Despite that, I am worried that colleges might only see the 3.37 or 3.48. When sending applications, will colleges see my GPA since the end of junior year, my GPA at the beginning of senior year, or my then-current GPA?--my transcript will be updated in time for early college apps to reflect both semesters.
2. My freshman year, I underwent a specific set of circumstances that affected me in many ways. I don't want to talk about this in that much detail, but I will say that they are circumstances that shouldn't be overlooked. Let's just say I couldn't handle my courseload and felt bad; circumstances that I have since recovered from. Would you recommend that I discuss them in my interview(s) or my essays?