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Getting so many C's :(

looooooooooolloooooooooool Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited December 2017 in High School Life
I'm a sophomore, finishing first semester with a C in Algebra 2 Honors, and in Biology. In the past, I've done extremely well in school, gotten A's and high B's and everything. But my sophomore year came along, my grades came crashing down.

My goal was to get into a rather selective college. But now I'm wondering.
Did I just ruin my chances of going to a good school? How can I survive junior and senior year if I can't even do well in sophomore? Am I overreacting? Is there still opportunity for me to get into a good college? If so, how?

Please help answer these questions, as I can barely enjoy my winter break.


Replies to: Getting so many C's :(

  • cxpruscxprus Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    It was probably a rigorous course. If you live in CA, the UCs check 10th or 11th grades but REMEMBER most colleges based on what I've seen view your application in a HOLISTIC process. Which means the GPA isn't the ultimate factor in regards to your decisions, they want to see your GPA, ECs, SAT/ACT, Essays -- they want to know more about you and how you will contribute to the campus.

    Anyways, this is the first semester of sophomore year. If I were you, I would focus on improving the grade for next semester and stay focused - see study techniques, time-management skills etc. It's a new start.
  • orionaryorionary Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    ^^ I agree. Two C's aren't going to ruin your chances necessarily. You still have two more years of H.S! It's really frustrating when fresh/soph students become "college depression" when they didn't get the grades they wanted, even when you still have many more years ahead of you. Get a good SAT score, join clubs, volunteer, become a leader in something, and overall you're gonna get that A quality as a ''well rounded student''
  • YoungOne4YoungOne4 Registered User Posts: 784 Member
    Also, colleges look at (a) grade trends (so if yours go down but you pick them back up and go higher, that's to your advantage) and (b) explanations for uncharacteristic dips (did you get pneumonia? mono? break your arm? family problems?). Refocus yourself, and take advantage of the fact that you have time to turn things around if you start now.
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