I know a lot of people probably have schedules a lot worse than mine, but I'm just wondering if schools will give you a little lenience if you are super overworked during your senior year. I know everybody is stressed out but I'm doing so much that my grades are starting to slip a little bit (well, I might make a low B/high C in AP/IB calc BC this six weeks grading period). My unweighted GPA over the years so far is a 3.96, so this shouldn't hurt me that much, hopefully, but I'm just curious.
So if you have:
-6 IB classes, allowing at least an hour of homework for each per night
-IB Diploma Candidate, so all the Internal Assessments and Extended Essay and such
-varsity sport (at least 10-15 hrs/wk plus having to go to bed at a decent time because of 5:30 AM practice)
-student body VP (about 10 hrs/wk)
-speech & debate team (everyday after school for an hour or so MINIMUM)
-various meeting/events for other clubs/activities
And all that's pretty normal, but I also work at a restaurant six days a week. I need the job because I need to save money for school...but that eats up a ton of time in my schedule and because of everything else plus work I am exhausted and not doing as fabulously in my classes as I would have hoped.
Will colleges...understand this? Will they even care? I know it looks better to be dedicated to one thing than have a bunch of activities, but I'm not worrying about my resume right now, just about how worn out I am and I'm wondering if colleges will be a little lenient to my senior year grades.
Another random question:
This year I developed this weird medical condition in which I basically have seizures in my legs daily and they get really bad at times, to a point where I can't walk or move. I've been to six different doctors in the past month and they're still trying to figure out what it is, so I am ALWAYS at the doctor/hospital for blood work, CT scans, MRIs, physical therapy appointments, etc. I've missed a lot of school just becuase I leave for like one class or two classes to go to the doctor. If my grades slip a little because I am simply not in class and even tutoring isn't helping much, can my GC maybe mention that in her letter of rec?
Sorry this post is so whiny...I guess all us CCers are collectively a whiny bunch.