My Freshman year grades were really bad.
That’s not even me exaggerating. They’re TERRIBLE. There’s a pretty good explanation for it, but you know, they still sucked.
First, below I have assembled a line chart demonstrating how my GPA *actually* is awesome. (Overall GPA is a 3.1…)
See that nice upward trend? Yeah, that’s right, I made a line chart. But the thing is… I actually am super good at school. I just happened to have two life-threatening illnesses during my freshman year of college.
But the fact remains, my first two semesters were spent mainly in the hospital and not in school, and so my overall GPA has suffered dramatically.
I know, I know- I should have dropped the classes. Duh! But I was being too ambitious or tenacious or stubborn, or ill-informed as to the best thing to do in that case.
So here I am trying to raise my GPA just to a 3.2 so I can be even slightly competitive when I apply to D.O. school.