... but I can't stop worrying about my GPA. My first two years of high school I kinda slacked, and now I regret it. I have a 3.496, unweighted. My parents have told me not to worry about it because of the classes I've taken, but I can't help it. My school in 7th and 8th grade was an integrated middle and high school, so I was able to take some high school classes (with other high schoolers, not a middle school class). 7th grade: German I Algebra I (tested out of 7th and 8th grade math) 8th grade: German II Geometry 9th: German III Algebra II Biology I Honors Literature Honors World History (hon lit and hon world hist. were integrated, so I got one grade for two classes... it's a bit weird and hard to explain) A computer class (can't remember the name...) 1 semester health, 1 semester PE 10th: 1 semester German IV (I moved, and the German program was far behind the one I took before, so I dropped it since I wasn't learning anything) Spanish II (my Spanish I teacher moved me up a year because I picked up on the language quickly, even though I had no previous spanish knowledge) Trigonometry (1 semester) Advanced Pre-Calculus (1 semester) Personal Finance (1 quarter), Drivers' Ed (1 quarter) Sports PE (1 semester) International Relations (1 semester) Oral/Written Communications (required at my school -- they wouldn't let me into the honors lit program) Physics I 11th: Honors Spanish III Honors Calculus Honors Physics II Honors Chemistry I American Literature (1 semester) Expository Writing I (1 semester) American History Planned for 12th Honors Spanish IV Honors Chemistry II Honors College Bound Reading (1 semester) Expository Writing II (1 semester) Discrete Math I & II (which is basically statistics and similar stuff) Sociology (1 semester) Government (1 semester) Lab Assistant for Physics II (will explain...) I got a bit screwed over by the HS I currently attend. My HS before was on a military installation in Germany, so naturally it wasn't very large -- maybe 390, 400 students. The honors literature/world history was the only honors program offered to me. So, when I moved to where I currently live, I transferred to a school that has 2500+ students. Here, they have tons of different levels of math programs -- there's Algebra IA, Advanced Algebra I, and then Honors Algebra I. Well, I had only taken a mere regular Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Then, I also made the mistake of requesting to go into physics instead of chemistry. The prerequisite for physics was to have been or be enrolled in Advanced Algebra II -- no good for me, because as I was told by a guidance counselor (not mine), "students who transfer here often find themselves far behind." So, she put me in Advanced Algebra II, which was the exact same thing I'd taken the year before. I basically had to beg to be allowed to enter regular trigonometry -- I don't understand why they didn't have me take a placement test, it would have been much easier. Anyway, I basically slept through the class, and ended up with a 98 for the semester. It was far too easy for me. On top of that, I wasn't allowed into the Honors Physics I class because I lacked the honors prerequisite in math (and Honors Physics would have made me eligible for college credits and an AP test) I was also not allowed into the honors literature program, because the Oral and Written Comm programs are required for my high school, and additionally, I was told I couldn't take a class called "Honors Literature" because it had the same name as the class I took the year before. As you can see, all of my teachers recommended me for the honors programs after my sophomore year, but there's still those two years that look weak in my transcript. (Plus, I'm the kind of person who slacks in easy classes because I get bored, so that didn't help.) For my senior year, I also had a bit of trouble. I planned to take Honors Economics and Honors Expository Writing II, but neither of those would fit into my schedule, so I was forced to drop the honors and take sociology instead of economics. There was no higher math class for me to take than Honors Calculus (which, btw, had the top 25 math students in the entire school of 2500), so Discrete Math is the only thing left for me to take, since I don't have time to take Calc II & III at a local community college. The lab assistant, although it looks like a slacker class, is there for my leadership side. For Honors Physics II, we were required to be on the school's Robotics team. I was chosen to be the Chief Administrative Officer. I took the lab assistant class because I was requested to be the Chief Executive Officer this coming year. Anyway, I've got my varsity letter in swimming and a possible swim team captain, my robotics leadership, and I know I'll be good after some more training for the CFA. I got a 34 on my ACT (35 Eng/34 M/33 R/35 Sci). So basically, my GPA and class rank are the only weak spots (I think my class rank is somewhere right at top 20th; it was 22nd % last semester, but I brought my GPA up a bit -- it also doesn't help that my school doesn't weight honors classes). Like I said, my parents said I'll be fine, but I don't know. What do you all think? (sorry for it being so long ) Thanks.