Want to know which semester of high school is the most important? This semester—that’s the most important one.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, in the fall or in the spring, the current semester is always the most important semester for college admissions. Last semester is gone. You can’t change what’s happened in the past. And next semester isn't here yet. The semester you're in today is what you should be focused on. What you do this term, how hard you study this week, whether or not you participate and ask questions in class today—that’s where you can make a huge difference and change your potential college outcomes. Now is what matters most.
Make your current semester the best one yet, and only good things will happen.