I’m Savannah and I'm a junior in high school. It is now towards the end of the year, and I've been thinking about applying for scholarships and looking into colleges. I’m extremely worried about my 3.4 GPA.
Throughout my high school years, I've been dealing with dysthymia, (now called persistent depressive disorder). I’ve heard of people getting a “pass” because their parents got a divorce and they were upset about it, but i didn’t have any particular event that upset me- i was just persistently depressed and sometimes it interfered with my motivation to accomplish my work; however, it did not interfere to a point where i let others notice (also heard in order to get a “pass” on an extremely low GPA like mine you must have your letters of recommendation mention your circumstance).
By the time i graduate this time next year i will have taken 6 AP courses. I am very bad at math, but i have attempted some “advanced” math classes, failing each time. I tried to take Alg II/ Trig this year, and by mid-year struggling to get by with a C I dropped it and am now taking plain Algebra II. Also took Technical Drawing in freshman year, without knowing how to use a ruler, and also barely got by with a C.
I am, however, president of Key Club and have over 150 hours of community service. I also scored a 1170 on the new SAT that i took this past march, which converts into a 1760 on the old scale. I’m not sure where I want to go yet, but i need to get scholarships. What can i do in order to improve my chances for a good college and good scholarships? (Please don't just tell me not to worry, that doesn't seem to help unless reasons are stated why i shouldn't worry!)