I’m going into junior year and I have a very (unique?) situation
I am the captain of the debate team and have been ranked in the top 20 debaters (now top ten) in the state since freshman year.
I took my diagnostic act and got a 32, and a 1450 on the sat, which means my predicted scores will be 35/36 and 1550/1600
Here comes the catch
My gpa sucks
Freshman year I got c’s and b’s, and this year I only got one A
I started having seizures this year and was hospitalized for half of the year on academic leave. My low gpa can be attributed to this, but I’m worried when they see a gpa of 2.9 or a little better they will throw my application out before even considering.
What do you think I should do? Should I consider less selective colleges than Skidmore or Claremont McKenna or will smaller colleges look more at character?