Okay, so my GPA is way lower than the average (3.24 UW, 3.48 W) but I have an excuse for that. I moved to an Arabic speaking country freshman year of high school and I didn't read or write any Arabic at all. I had to learn Arabic and do all my schoolwork in a language I hardly understood. My grades freshman year were A's and B's, sophomore A's, B's, and C's, and first semester of junior year A's and B's. However, I came back to America second semester of junior year and I improved. (Don't colleges like to see improvement?) These were my grades:
-US History A
In summer school I took Algebra 2 and got an A- both semesters.
This year my grades were:
-AP macro A-
-Trig C (I know, it's horrible)
-AP lit B-
-AP chem C (again, horrible)
My SAT score is a 1650. 550 M, 520 CR, and 580 W.
My Ec's are decent but not the greatest: I'm in 3 clubs and have a leadership position in one, leadership position in ASB, I've tutored elementary school kids a couple times (only because it was required for one of my clubs).
I had an amazing personal statement talking about my trip to Syria and how much I hated it at first but then how much I fell in love with the country and the people and stuff like that. I also had a really, really great letter of rec from my AP lit teacher. Like amazing. He wrote some really personal stuff about me that I think would help with admission. I also have a Syrian citizenship as well as my American one if it would help in any way haha. (probably not, but worth mentioning.)
But I'm afraid of those 2 C's totally ruining my chances for admission even though my AP lit teacher keeps telling me to just relax and that he knows many more people with worse stats than me that got in. I keep reading on these types of forums that people with waaaay higher stats than me are getting in and I just wanted to know what my chances are. And can anyone who's gotten in please post their GPA and SAT score for me? That would be great!