Will Summer School affect the way Universities/Colleges look at you
School has been really hard for me over quarantine and my grades are not the best right now and I want to take Summer school but im scared that it won't benefit my gpa at all. My my freshman year wasn't the best either (I maintained and B C average) . I wanna be successful but my motivation is not the best and I procrastinate/overthink way too much.
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This is a great question and I hope I can help a bit. First and foremost you wrote that "...I want to take Summer school but im scared that it won't benefit my gpa at all." I would l suggest that your fear is likely over blown. Summer school can be a great way to positively affect your GPA. You can potentially re-take classes to improve your grade or, as is common where I live, you could take classes that are less critical to your academics (Like PE or something) that will allow you to potentially free up more time during the standard school year for the tougher courses. Either way there are a number of strategies that can help you to use summer school to benefit your academic situation.
I have observed that many high school students on this forum are overly concerned about college acceptance. This is often due to pressure placed on them by teachers trying to motivate their students. Too many teachers try to scare students with the horrors of not being able to get into college and thereby ruining the rest of your life. In most cases this simply a cheap trick leveraged by lazy educators by preying upon ignorance. The reality is that unless you are trying to get into an uber-competitive program or elite school, almost anyone can get into college. Most colleges/universities have programs to work with students who would not otherwise qualify academically but I doubt you would even need to consider these options based on your initial post. Many students who struggled in high school actually excel at the college level. Fundamentally, college is a business - and like any business they need customers (Students). Like most business if you are willing to pay for their services, they will generally be happy to cash your checks. You may miss out on scholarship or grant options to help pay for college if your grades are not top tier but that is certainly not the end of the world. Just do your best and don't beat yourself up too hard if the results are imperfect.
Lastly - you also stated "I wanna be successful but my motivation is not the best and I procrastinate/overthink way too much." This stood out to me as I have known many students in high school start to struggle with their mental well-being. Anxiety is actually a common problem that can sometimes be manifested by procrastination and over thinking. I'm certainly not qualified to make any diagnosis in this area but encourage you to be aware of your mental health as the stain/pressure of school especially in the pandemic environment can certainly take a toll.
Best of luck to you!
Best of luck!
The best thing you can do is always try your best and realize that not everyone gets straight A's. There are plenty of successful people out there that were not in the tops of their classes. Also, majority of colleges accept folks with all levels of grades and some folks end up going to a smaller school to get more of the individual attention or just go to a smaller school and get their grades up and transfer to another school. (That's what I did).
The most important thing is to look out for you and make sure you doing what you can to be successful in whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.