Hey y'all, my freshman and sophomore years of high school were tough for me. I lost motivation and struggled with personal issues and my grades suffered with my GPA ending up 3.47 unweighed.
I realize that it's not "bad" but I'm interested in selective schools and naturally that's far lower than their averages. I've gotten near straight As since in the most difficult classes at my school but my GPA is still relatively low at 3.6 unweighted.
Is there any way I can inform them that I went through a rough patch without it being a red flag for universities? I'm aware of the 'additional information' section in commonapp but I'm not sure where else I can explain. Thanks!