I'm a high school student and I start applying for colleges this summer. I'm so scared because I've been reading about GPA deflations at my dream school, Johns Hopkins. Granted, statistically, I most likely won't get in, but it's got me thinking about whether I should really go through with applying as a Pre-Medical student. As a right now, I have a 3.8 GPA, 1510 SAT, and 32 ACT, but I struggle mentally to even get there. Plus so many of my peers claim to be higher than that. I don't even know if those are even good numbers, and I know after this semester my GPA will go down because I will probably have a C in French. I take all IB classes, and at least in my two science IBs, chemistry and biology, I'm doing okay, but my school is super cutthroat and I don't rank in the top 10% of the class. A lot of people who have graduated from my high school have said that college has been easier for them than high school, but after reading about GPA deflations and just this same cutthroat competition in general for Pre-med, I don't know if it's worth going through the tortures of my high school all over again.