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#1
I totally ****ed up this year in high school and I'm worried that colleges will hold it against me. Like, I took a bunch of honors classes but was too lazy to do the work and screwed myself over and I don't want this to **** up my entire life.
I doubt playing guitar will really get me anywhere, so I need to get into a decent college.
So yeah, do colleges care that much for freshman year?
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#3
Not really that much. They mainly look at 10th-12th grade. So just start doing your work and you should be fine.
#4
I think every year in High School is important...

You gotta get those college credits.
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#6
nope, just REALLY pick it up for the next couple of years in highschool and youll be fine
#7
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I think every year in High School is important...

You gotta get those college credits.



....You can't get those until you're a junior...
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What does that have to do with anything?
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#9
The thing about fucking up ENTIRE years is, it might seem that it will screw you over in the long run, but trust me, it will.
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#10
Let me just say if I could go back and do 9th through 11th grade over again, I would.

Grades 9-12 all count towards your GPA, something that colleges look at. Slacking off one year can really lower it. Or in my case, 3 years.
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#12
It will effect your gpa, but it isn't nearly as important as your junior and senior years.
#13
Work hard now, because you will regret it later. I slacked off for my first three years of high school and now I wish I tried harder. I never did horrible, but I won't graduate with honors like I was hoping I would.
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#14
They look at the third year but you may want to pull yourself up as soon as possible.
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#15
well, if u really improve, it WILL show colleges about how u really got serious and turned it around. especially if you right about that in ur admission essay
#16
If you look at your cumulative GPA for all your years at high school, then if you do really bad during freshmen year it will really impact your GPA even if you do well during the remaining year. Good thing for you is if you pick up your grades significantly (like 3.5+) and keep it like that for the rest of your high school career, then you can stress that improvement when you apply to college and that will look impressive on a transcript. Colleges love self improvement stories and promotion.
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#17
Yes, high school is when you can develop your study skills for college. So while that doesnt effect your admission, it will have a big influence on your grades once you get to college.

High school is a joke, might as well beat the **** out of it...
#18
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If you look at your cumulative GPA for all your years at high school, then if you do really bad during freshmen year it will really impact your GPA even if you do well during the remaining year. Good thing for you is if you pick up your grades significantly (like 3.5+) and keep it like that for the rest of your high school career, then you can stress that improvement when you apply to college and that will look impressive on a transcript. Colleges love self improvement stories and promotion.


Crap. Then I'm totally ****ed. I can't keep my GPA over 3.5 for 3 years.
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#19
It matters how bad your GPA is.
I didn't take freshman year that seriously, but I only took normal classes.
I'm doing mostly honors/APs either now during junior year or senior year, which I'm focusing on a lot more.
#20
It obvioiusly will hurt you when they compare you with other applicants, but you don't want to screw yourself further so I suggest really picking up your work (a bit hypocritical as I am procrastinating right now, but w/e). Also, get involved with extracurriculars (make a good commitment) and get good references from teachers/others. That will help you out very much.
#21
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If you look at your cumulative GPA for all your years at high school, then if you do really bad during freshmen year it will really impact your GPA even if you do well during the remaining year. Good thing for you is if you pick up your grades significantly (like 3.5+) and keep it like that for the rest of your high school career, then you can stress that improvement when you apply to college and that will look impressive on a transcript. Colleges love self improvement stories and promotion.


+1.

Good luck.
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#22
Yeah, it matters on your GPA, but just pick it up. That's what I'm going to do, I also messed up this year.
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#23
You are hardly "screwed".

If you really bunker down and try your next three years, and get into some good classes, and keep a good GPA, you will do fine.
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#24
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It matters how bad your GPA is.
I didn't take freshman year that seriously, but I only took normal classes.
I'm doing mostly honors/APs either now during junior year or senior year, which I'm focusing on a lot more.


Last semester I had a 2.71...
Now it doesn't look good since the quarter is almost over and I got a bunch of D's.
Which will surely drag down my semester grade and my GPA
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#26
just go to community college to save money for first year, and get good grades. Then transfer to a 4 year uni after that.
#27
dude all that matters is grade 12. i didn't try at all until this year and i've gotten a scholarship to UBC and acceptance to queens (which i refuse to go to)
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#28
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ummm yeah dude it's an entire year. nothing matters until high school, so don't you think it means something? and besides it's the easiest year, innit. i'm a frosh too (in 5 honors classes) and have very nearly a 4.0 (weighted)

Actually, Senior year is supposedly the easiest. Whatever, I'm in about the same situation as TS and I have GPA around 3 now, so I don't know if I'm screwed. Except I did fairly well this marking period.
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#29
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Last semester I had a 2.71...
Now it doesn't look good since the quarter is almost over and I got a bunch of D's.
Which will surely drag down my semester grade and my GPA


I almost had a 3.0 freshman year despite nearly failing math, then my grades declined during soph/junior year, but I still have about a 2.7
Second semester senior year will probably be the easiest
#30
Is there anything I can do to make up for my crappy freshman year?
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#31
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Is there anything I can do to make up for my crappy freshman year?

do well in ur next years, and once u hit upperclassman range take one or two AP classes, a college might get really impressed seeing someone who really turned it around, it shows maturity
#32
Focusing on your senior year is completely pointless....
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#34
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Is there anything I can do to make up for my crappy freshman year?


again who cares what you do when your a minor 9er just do well in 11 and 12 (shouldn't be hard in 12) and your set. also take an AP becasue it really helps.

if you take an AP i suggest american history i didn't study once and i ended up with a 4 (out of 5) on it
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#35
I'm having the same problem...fcking up freshman year...though I haven't actually failed anything, and I've been taking all honors...so it's not so bad.
#38
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dude all that matters is grade 12. i didn't try at all until this year and i've gotten a scholarship to UBC and acceptance to queens (which i refuse to go to)


What's wrong with Queen's? And why did you apply there if you never planned on going?

Oh yeah, and you guys all suck. In Canada they look at grade 11 for early acceptance but otherwise all that matters are grade 12 marks.
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#39
If you have a **** GPA freshman year and then get all A's the rest of the time colleges really really like that. It shows that you have your act together.
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#40
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Like, I took a bunch of honors classes but was too lazy to do the work and screwed myself over


I also did this last year. I'am doing fine now though. Sure I had to go to summer school and will probably have to go again this year but twas my fault. But yeah you get to work!
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