<p>Hey, this is my first post on CC. I'm pretty new but I appreciate the help. So thank you in advance.</p>
<p>Well, I graduate hs in 2011. I go to a highly competitive school in MA. </p>
<p>As far as my grades go....
After my sophomore year my overall weighted gpa was a 2.9. Not too good.
My junior year was a little complicated. I ended up going through a terrible depression and had to miss school for about a month. Emotional distress and other factors didn't help my grades too much. First three terms of junior year. C+ in English, History, Math. Fs or Ds in Spanish or Chem. However, I got everything under control. And ended up getting B+ in English, A- in Math, A- in history for my last term. Brought up Chem to a D+ (still not that great but improvement nevertheless). Spanish idk. However, I have an F as my final year grade for Chem. yeah...</p>
<p>I should have solid recs from my Math and English teacher. Counselor is willing to explain the whole depression thing. SAT - 2070 w/o score choice. SAT 2 subject tests are decent. I'm assuming my GPA is much lower after all this but still.</p>
<p>I'm looking at colleges in the DC area as the title says. I'm thinking of Goucher College, Towson U, UMBC, American (slim), UMD college park (slim), and George Mason.</p>
<p>I don't know how colleges respond to situations like this, so I really appreciate your input.</p>