Can someone help me?

<p>So I'm a rising junior and I've failed 2 classes: algebra 1 and 2 but I retook both of them and got a's in them. Right now I've got about a 2.8 gpa weighted, and was wondering if this completely shuts me out for in state schools like East Carolina and N.C. State especially if I work really hard this year. I'm so stressed out about this, so someone help me out here!! </p>

<p>I had a rough freshman year with my dad in Afghanistan and I have ADD. So any input would be so great.</p>

<p>One way to measure your chances is to look at the Common Data Set for each school. Here is East Carolina's <a href="http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ipar/customcf/dl/IR/CDS2010_2011.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ipar/customcf/dl/IR/CDS2010_2011.pdf&lt;/a>. Section C7 states that class rigor and academic GPA are most important for admission, while class rank and SATs/ACTs are important. Section C11 shows that only 13% of enrolled students had below a 3.0 East Carolina will be something of a reach unless you get that GPA up.</p>

<p>Put a strong focus on your junior grades this year. If your grades improve the colleges will consider that trend. It won't make the F disappear, or bring your GPA up significantly (although it could with an exceptional junior year), but it will show what you are capable of and hopefully show to the colleges that your junior year is more representative than your freshman year. Good luck to you!</p>

<p>Congrats on the retakes and the A's. :)</p>

<p>Is N.C. your state of record? Will you be instate for those schools? </p>

<p>If not....Will your dad's GI bill help pay the high OOS costs for those schools? </p>

<p>What is your likely major?</p>

<p>If you can do well on your SAT and/or ACT, that can sometimes compensate for a lowish GPA at some state schools. :)</p>