ED Barnard with low cumulative GPA
Please don't chance me w/ numbers, just want opinions on how a 3.41 GPA would be seen by admissions officers. This number is cumulative, 2.8-3.1 GPA in 8th and 9th grade went up to 3.8-4.0 10th grade and 3.75 11th. My counselor is addressing the trend in his rec (mental health and adhd that I motivated myself to deal w/) and I think I will also address it in the additional info section. For context, I also entered one of the most rigorous public IB diploma programs in the country in junior year. I'm EDing because Barnard is 100% my first choice but I also dont want to be compared to my ridiculously overqualified peers in the RD round.
For even more context, my 2 IB scores are excellent and my 5 AP scores are dismal (three 3s two 4s, dont know how I prepared so poorly). I have a 2190 superscored sat (I forgot my individual scores oops) and pretty good ECs- I didnt found a nonprofit or startup but l do have some solid internships and lobbying experience + leadership in a couple school clubs.
I am really passionate about barnard and its values and I do love learning now which I really hope comes across in my application. I am just nervous that problems I dealt with 3-4 years ago and overcame will affect me now just because of the number "3.4".