Call me silly, but I am a Freshman and I have set my sights on Harvard (I know how unhealthy and unrealistic that is, but I'm taking it as a challenge). First, I have one question.
Does Harvard, (or any of the HYPSM or other top schools) consider 8th grade high school classes? I know so many applicants get rejected with a 4.0 UW GPA. The thing is, I really love Spanish, but last year (8th grade), in Spanish 1, my teacher was very uninterested and most people in the class got a B or less. I got 2 B's, 1 in each semester. I know that's no excuse, but I feel unfair about it. Now in Spanish 2 with a spectacular teacher, I have a 102-103% right now, and I love the language even more. I will go up to AP Spanish. Although this sounds like an obsessive perfectionist, if Harvard and any other school does see the 2 B's in middle school, I think I should retake it. I'm upset because this brings down my class rank DRASTICALLY as well as my UW GPA (but not by a whole lot as class rank.) I would have a 4.0 GPA right now, but because of this, I can't get it back.
I'm sorry if I come off a bit odd. I would have accepted it if I had deserved it, but I truly feel that I didn't. Thank you!