Preparing for College

Early Decision/Action for Student with Rising Record?

Question: Should I apply for early action/decision when my previous grades were not that good? I currently have a 2.7 and recently pushed it up to a 2.85. I plan on increasing it even more in my senior year. I went from B-, Cs, and rarely Ds (1 D in freshman semester and another D in a sophomore semester) to C+, B's, and A-. Should I still apply early action/decision or should I hold off from that and let my grade go up the most? I'm worried that if I apply early, colleges won't see my highest GPA.

You would be wise to wait until you have a full semester of senior grades before applying Early Action or Early Decision. As you've noted yourself, it's best if colleges see as much of your upward trend as possible.

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