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gpa trouble

ReflectionReflection 64 replies6 threads Junior Member
I am a senior who is having some hard time filling out the UC application.

My greatest concern is my gpa. I have gotten a pretty low GPA(3.4) in my sophmore year, and because of that my weighted UC GPA is 3.96 (below average).

I didn't get a low GPA in sophmore entirely because of my bad academic attitude; there were some adjustments in my schedule during the middle of my sophmore year, which earned me a C and a B in government and french, and since I transferred from a school that only gives one grade person year, my C and B is now counted twice in my current high school, which has a semester-based system. My college counselor suggested me to mention that on my personal statement, but I don't think I should, since I got more important things to write about and besides, blaming school for bad grades is just a lame thing to do.

Anyways, I have taken 16 semesters of AP/CL courses along with 8 UC certified honor courses, and have gotten As/5s on all of them. This year I am taking 14 more semesters of academic AP/CL courses, and very likely to get As in all of them, except maybe AP Eng lit.

I am wondering if an improvement of .5 from in the junior year is significant enough to excuse or at least mollify my poor performance in the 10th grade.

I would be very happy to see some replys from current or former berkeley students who have shared the same situation with me.
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