Does Senior year highschool even help..?

<p>I have 2.7 gpa CMU up to my first semester junior year.
I am trying hard to bring it up to a 3.0 end of this semester
but i think i can only bring it up to a 2.8 or 2.9 CMU...</p>

<p>If I get straight A's during senior year first semester will it help me
getting into UC RIVERSIDE?
Thats all i need to get in honestly.
I am hoping to major in FINEARTS. FILM or DANCE</p>

<p>so my question is , will it even matter?
Because my friends tell me that senior year wont matter because your application
will be done before senior year semester ends so it wont help.
Please tell me this isnt true..</p>

<p>The UCs do not consider senior year grades for admissions, unfortunately, so you won't be able to get into Riverside. Sorry.</p>

<p>Do you have any other possible plans?</p>

<p>Unfortunately the above is correct. You need a minimum 3.0 with just soph and junior year combined. Calculate your UC GPA, if freshmen year was your weakest, you just might have the 3.0.</p>

<p>Don't worry dude, you could take a class at community college to replace a bad grade to bump your GPA up to a 3.0.</p>

<p>Speak to your school guidance counselor and ask him if you could take some classes over the summer. </p>

<p>Oh and by the way, although senior grades aren't factored in your GPA, they do help your chances of admittance if you get waitlisted. </p>

<p>When you're wait listed, you could send them your updated senior grades to demonstrate your improvement. </p>

<p>It worked for me, I had a C- average as a freshman, a B- average as a sophomore and an A- average as a junior. </p>

<p>Applied to SUNY Buffalo(as an out of state student), Drexel and Hofstra. </p>

<p>Got waitlisted for the former 2 and accepted into the latter.</p>

<p>After the first 3 marking periods I sent them my updated grades, and seeing how I improved a letter grade every year they decided to accept me!!!</p>

<p>Too bad though, because I decided to attend Hofstra anyways lololol.</p>

<p>Don't worry dude, don't give up. </p>

<p>Consult your guidance counselor about the summer courses which might boost your GPA and if you're wait-listed just keep working hard and demonstrate your improvements which usually get you in. </p>

<p>And if you try your best and still don't get in, just enroll in community college for a semester, get fantastic grades and reapply. </p>

<p>You'd be sure to get in because you're applying for a second time which demonstrates motivation and your improvement will surely be considered.</p>

<p>Good luck buddy!</p>

<p>Thank you guys
And I really hope i get waitlisted...
I feel like its necessity to get into UCR . I am trying avoid CC at all costs tho...
I really hate the idea of a CC just because of the thought of a extended high school feeling.</p>

<p>What summer courses do you mean? is it like courses at a CC. and is it possible to take it while im in summer school? OH! and does Summer school after junior year help my GPA also? if I get both A's on summer school semesters. if so, How much exactly can it help my GPA??</p>

<p>And also what is the idea of that the FIRST semester of Senior year counts?</p>

<p>It really depends what school your attending and their policies. </p>

<p>Most schools allow you to substitute bad grades with good grades you earned in summer school.</p>

<p>And yes, summer school=community college. </p>

<p>It's pretty much the same thing, you could take courses over the summer in a high school, but community college summer courses are usually better.</p>

<p>And summer school after junior year does affect your GPA by the time your'e applying to college, but you have to act really fast. </p>

<p>And the first semester of senior year probably counts.</p>

<p>Most colleges notify you of admittance a week or 2 after first semester ends, they receive the grades and make their decision.</p>

<p>Oh Im taking Summer School to Finish up History. Government and Economy.
I am planning to get A's both semesters of summer school in my high school though.
Because I already paid for it and I have to attend it.
What do you mean I have to act fast? Don't I apply after summer school though? I hope so LOL.</p>

<p>That is a real sign of relief. Because Senior year I am planning to take courses I am interested in majoring in. such as Photography or music and dance.
I really hope that they look at my first semester grades of my senior without just throwing away my application. Am i even allowed to admit to the UC if I have a GPA below 3.0...?</p>

<p>You have to act fast to make sure your school inputs your summer courses into your GPA.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, the above poster does not seem to understand UC policy. You need, as an in state student, a minimum UC GPA of 3.0 to be considered. That is only including what counts towards the UC GPA which you can Google for details.</p>

<p>It is true that if you have a D or an F in a class that goes to the UC GPA, you can retake the class before applying to try to hit the 3.0.</p>

<p>Exactly, that's what I've been trying to say, that's why it's paramount to take the summer courses. </p>

<p>And redroses, you do know that the poster is .2/.1 away from a 3.0 right?</p>

<p>2 courses should be enough to push into a 3.0.</p>

<p>Precognition, Thank you so much for giving me a feeling of hope!
Fortunately, my only D I've ever got in my high school was in Freshman year, and I do know that Freshman GPA does not count toward UC. Am I right?
Only the C's have been putting me down.</p>

<p>Is it possible for me to take a CC class and also course in my high school during summer, or is that not allowed?
So if I get an A in the 2 courses I am taking this summer. I really hope it will push me up..</p>

<p>Precognition, in the UC system, summer classes won't help. The only grades that count for the UC GPA are soph and junior grades, ending with the second semester of junior year. Unfortunately it would not matter if you were .00000000000001 percent away, without a 3.0 you will not be considered for any UC. So while hope is good, false hope is damaging.</p>

<p>Fortunately, in the UC system there is a second cance. CC for 2 years, just decent grades, and you are guaranteed a UC transfer.</p>

<p>Xblade, you can not retake Cs, just Ds and Fs, so in a perverse way, the lower grades can help UC GPAs. Have you calculated your UC GPA, again, if freshmen year was bad, you may have the 3.0.</p>

<p>Then maybe it can go both ways..
Because all the summer school i taken I got C's on..
so maybe if i take out the C's from the transcript GPA in my highschool alone with the freshman GPA
Maybe I will have a 3.0.... I really hope so.</p>

<p>So the first semester of senior year dont count then?</p>

<p>No, senior year does not count, but summer school prior to junior year will count. You're wasting your time and everyone elses--just calculate your UC GPA!! it should appear on your transcript at most CA high schools or ask your counselor if it's unclear.</p>

<p>Senior year grades only count if you're waitlisted.</p>

<p>And summer courses DO COUNT, you can replace sophomore/junior credit with summer course credit depending on your high school.</p>

<p>I talked to my counsler today.
He said that the Colleges get the official transcript at around JUNE of my senior year?
He said they look at everything including the summer school but they just concentrate on the Sophmore and Junior ..
I dont know what to believe..</p>

<p>They get your official transcript in June, yes. But by then the decisions are already made, so it really doesn't matter.</p>

<p>And colleges do look at everything, including summer school. But if your UC GPA is not at 3.0 or above, it doesn't matter; you can't be admitted to a UC. They won't read your application at all.</p>

<p>Again, you can substitute sophomore/junior grades with summer course credit, depending on the school policy. </p>

<p>My close friend did the exact same thing, he had a 2.8 GPA and he needed a minimum of 3.0 to apply to some state schools. </p>

<p>It was the end of junior year, he took 2 community college courses during the summer and it bumped his GPA to a 3.2 </p>

<p>By the time he was applying to college in early fall of senior year, his GPA was 3.2 and he was waitlisted and then accepted after sending his improved grades.</p>

<p>This is true. Do check your school policy though, because I know at mine it's very difficult to do that.</p>

<p>You can not substitute grades, summmer or orherwise, for anything you got a C or above in for UCs. So much bad advice floating around. It's shocking that your college counselor did not explain UC GPA and help you calculate yours.</p>