Will one bad grade ruin my chances?

<p>I just finished my junior year of high school with A's and B's in all of my classes except pre-calculus which I got a D+ in the final quarter. The grade dropped my GPA to a 4.2. Will this one bad grade ruin my chances of getting into college? I've taken the SATs once and scored 690 on reading, 580 on writing, and 490 on math but I plan on taking them again in the fall. If I do really well on the math section of the SATs will colleges overlook the grade?</p>

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Will this one bad grade ruin my chances of getting into college?

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I would be surprised if a CC took you in, try a vocational school</p>

<p>To answer you question, no, youre fine</p>

<p>HAHA at the post above me.</p>

<p>The problem is that the worst grade you have was in your most recent term so it indicates a downward trend. Just do well in your senior year and I'm sure you'll be fine!</p>

<p>I feel your pain though. I got an F first semester freshman year in Alg. 2 (grrr math) and it has haunted me since...</p>