Okay, so I had a very difficult middle school life (7th and 8th) and freshman year with terrible eye sight and my mom couldn't afford glasses for me since she's broke. She makes $26,000 a year and pays $1,200 monthly rent. That's $14,400 annually only on rent. Also, my parents are divorced and I receive only $300 every month from my father for child support.
During 7th grade I took living environment which is included on my transcript since its a high school course and got an 85 in the class. I got a 79 on the regents. In 8th grade I took living environment again because apparently there was a mess up in the system. I got an 87 in the class and 88 on the regents. I also took algebra in which I got an 86 in the class and 81 on the regents.
During freshman year of high school I got:
(English)First semester: 83
(Physical Education)First semester: 85
(Global)First semester: 98
(Earth Science) First semester: 90
Second Semester: 93
(Spanish)First semester: 90
Second Semester: 96
(Geometry)First semester: 85
Second Semester: 93
(Graphics and Design)First semester: 98
Also, I only was a library intern and countered in a Junior ROTC program.
Just two things. I also volunteered in my church over the summer helping in blood drives and clothing drives. (Not much I know)
I got turned down when I applied for a new high school AND I got rejected from a Stony Brook University geoscience program. I feel so stupid and I just want to cry forever, but I'm trying not to. I got rejected if course because of my first semester grades.
The reason for upwards trend in the second semester is because I finally saved up enough money to buy classes and get my eyes checked. I haven't had an issue with any subject and my lowest grade on an exam so far was a 93.
Keep in mind I got my glasses about a week ago so I'm not that good yet haha.
When I had decent eyesight, I always had excellent grades.
Now that I have my glasses, I understand everything . I don't know if I have the dunning-Kruger effect going on and I'm actually dumb, but think I have potential when I actually don't.
Also, I'm Latina by the way. (Hispanic)
If I show an upwards trend can I get into Harvard or should I just give up, honestly?
I feel so unintelligent since kids at Harvard probably have never been rejected by anything and I have already been rejected by 2 programs.