<p>First and foremost, I completely acknowledge that being a rising senior with a GPA currently at 2.8 is a horrendous position to be in.</p>
<p>Prior to last semester, I had around a 3.2. Due to a debilitating math-based learning disability, math has always been my hardest subject -- I am strongest in history and literature. I'm not going to say that it is without a doubt Dyscalculia, since it hasn't been extensively researched, but you can use this as a point of reference, as it describes nearly everything that I have struggled with. I have only had one teacher in my entire life (really) who has been able to teach me math in an effective manner. I had him freshman year for Algebra I, in which I was able to maintain an A -- and for the first semester of Algebra II this past year, in which I was able to attain a B+. He knew that I was bright otherwise, and how hard I worked to obtain relatively mediocre grades in his subject -- but unfortunately, he was fired after first semester. This proved to be devastating for my Algebra II grade. The replacement was completely unwilling to help in the way that most teachers at my school do on a regular basis -- I wasn't asking for sympathy for my inability to understand, I legitimately tried my hardest in her class, asking for worksheets on a regular basis, and requesting brief (10 minute) sessions to review key concepts (for which she was rarely there). This drew my effort away from other classes, and due to my otherwise arduous work load, this sunk my GPA even lower.</p>
<p>Extra information: I have 700 range SAT's, excellent (& varied) extracurriculars, (hopefully) fantastic recommendations (I have already asked the teachers), and an above average ability to write essays. </p>
<p>So, my main question is this: If I raise my abysmal 2.8 GPA during the 1st semester of Senior year, will colleges consider this? I know that I am capable of getting a 4.0, however, am I simply too late? If one applies ED or EA, will the school get these scores? More importantly, would they take this newfound burst of interest into account or would they view it as a glitch in the system?
If you believe that they would take it into consideration, to what extent? Could this more or less save my application?</p>
<p>If you're interested, these are the classes that I have chosen for next semester: AP Art History, AP Statistics (challenging myself in my most difficult subject), AP Environmental Science, A Literature seminar (these are not considered easy at my school), Youth in Government, and Advanced Fiction Writing.</p>
<p>Please respond as soon as possible! =]</p>
<p>In terms of AP's, I previously took AP European History and AP US History.</p>