<p>hi i have a gpa of 3.8 (4.0 scale) i am in my top 25% of the class. but i really meesed up my senior mid year grades.i mostly had A's and B's but my senior year i got C's D's.
should i explain to the colleges that it was my first time tking an AP class and a univesrsity class thats why i got bad grades. i guess i was not ready to take the challenge. i also had bad grades because i had to take some days of from school due to religious beliefs and was unable to catch up the misssed work in those classes.</p>
<p>2 classes A's
AP chem D (1st quarter) most likely a Bor C (2nd quarter)
Syracuse Stat C (most likey b 2nd quart)
pc repair and network cabling (vocational A+ certification 4 credits) A</p>
<p>what should i do.i am ervous.
thank you for your help to save my life
i took AP frist time in my HS carrer same for Syracuse stat.</p>
<p>I have a 3.04 GPA, and I applying to some ivies and very high schools. GPA is only a number, and you need to understand that.</p>
<p>Don't make excuses. That's the last thing they want to see. You got bad grades, so deal with it. They are what they are, you cant change anything. Whining and making excuses will do nothing but hurt you.</p>
<p>When is the deadline for your apps? Is there any way you could send semester grades instead of the quarter ones? If so, just take the time to raise your grades. Most places are pretty understanding about getting grades (outside of transcript) a few days late if your semester ends right after the deadline. </p>
<p>Also, like CommunistHunter said, making excuses for them won't fly very well with the Admission Office. You have to remember that there are plenty of people applying to any given school that have taken multiple AP courses and excelled. You're having a rough start, but colleges look for people that stick with challenges. </p>
<p>Also, what field are you hoping to get into? You might want to check required or suggested classes to see how highly they stress the subjects you're struggling a bit in, since some colleges care more about English skills than science, etc...</p>
<p>Stick with it! I remember taking AP Chem and AP History the same year, and it was a bit of shock. You can do well once you find a system to learn the material.</p>