Dilemma, Please help!

<p>Hello everyone, I'm new to these forums so forgive me if this has been asked before but I want to know how important freshman grades are for Stanford and for that matter other good schools (UCLA etc). I think that on the Stanford site it said that Freshman grades do not count toward your GPA, however, I am still nervous. Its not that i totally FLUNKED freshman year, i got 4 A's and 3 B+'s both semesters, and from now on i have made a vow to only get A's. I am taking (and took freshman year) the highest level classes, all AP's/honors yadda yadda, and am pretty certain that I will get A's in them. I also have decent EC's, swimming (will do for 4 years, 2 varsity) water polo (maybe 3 years), Community service club, spanish honors club, science club, robotics team, may do other stuff. Currently, I am only a sophomore. What my question really is, is how badly did my Freshman grades screw me up?</p>

<p>For more info, I was born in Ukraine, speak fluent Russian, have a big interest in Spanish as well, have taken for 4 years already and will do so for 2 more, live in Palo Alto ( like 10 min on a bike from Stanford) and am attending the 50th top public school (Gunn) in Palo Alto. I have no relatives that have attended college in the United states and come from a middle-upper class family. Sorry for taking so long, what I really want to know is if college admissions people will overlook a couple of B's freshman year and see that I have "improved." Thanks for your time.</p>

<p>Cmon guys, please enlighten me!</p>

<p>Well considering that they don't look at Freshman grades.... then that means they don't. ^^;; So it won't hurt you. It doesn't get calculated into the GPA that Stanford makes for you.</p>

<p>Hmm cool thanks! ALso, does being born in Ukraine (moved here when I was 3) and living soooo close to Standford help my chances? Hehe I can hope right? lol ok post away plz</p>