I just finished 1st semester and I have only one A in chinese, a B in engineering, weight honors chemistry, weighted AP euro, and my 6th period cross country, and a C in weighted precalculus. I know I'm capable of performing much better and a lot of my grades dropped over small mistakes that I made that cost me big time. Next year I plan on taking 5 AP classes along with my next year engineering class. I'm really determined to redeem myself next semester and my junior and senior year. I was wondering how much I have hurt my chances this semester in terms of getting accepted. I was also wondering if anyone had any suggestions for finding leadership roles and how I can increase my chances. I'm involved in JV cross country and track both running sports and as much as I'd like to be varsity, my school is too competitive with a top ranked team so it won't happen, but I plan on staying all 4 years. I'm involved with an engineering club at my school along with helping to create a charity club and I'm going to be volunteering at UCR for community service hours. Anything that would help my chances? thank you!