I am a freshman at Penn. I've been a straight-A student, but I came here from another country and scored a 2.9 as a STEM major (I'm not in Wharton, I'm in engineering). I fucked up, and while I know why I did, I also know it doesn't matter why. I am taking 2 summer classes and doing an internship this summer. I plan on taking a lot of classes next semester. I am not quitting Penn, and I know this is my fault. it truly was just a bad year, and I faced mental health issues for the first time. That's not an excuse though, and this is my fault. I want to ask you what I should do but that'd be stupid. The answer is 4.0 from now on I'm guessing, and I will work on it. But right now I'm in a new country, I feel lost. I need to clean up this mess and I don't know if I would even have a chance with anything because I heard recruiting has been pushed to sophomore spring.
I know all of you are high achievers and you've probably hit a low in your lives (yeah I know this is worse than just a low) when you felt like you lost yourself. That's how I feel, I would like to know what you would say to yourself in that situation now.