I totally screwed up freshman and sophmore year of high school and I currently have a 3.5 gpa. I had 3 C’s in the past, C + in ap world, C - in precalc honors last yr, and a C + in history honors freshman year. I’ve been dealing with depression and anxiety since last year but I understand that colleges don’t really care about my personal issues. I also know that last year and this year, the admissions have been a lot harder and I am from in-state but NOVA area where there is even more competition. If I do well this year, I could probably bring my GPA to 3.7~3.8 (3.9 or beyond that is possible but I doubt I can do that well this year) and I am planning on bringing my SAT up to 1400’s if possible. I have taken 2 Ap’s last year, taking 3 this year, planning on taking 4 or more next year. I have been taking orchestra for 3 years, planning on continuing next year, art as my other elective, 3 years of spanish, have gotten 2 years worth credit for my second language, I have a couple extra curriculars, I am a president of key club, NHS, CSHS, etc and I have a part time job as well. I’m very hopeless and regretful of the past and I’m wondering if I should just give up trying to get into this school. Please let me know if there’s anything else I could do to improve my chances or if I should just focus into other schools that are more of my range. Thank you in advance.