During your college interview, you might be given the chance to explain a bad grade or weak semester. The question can take a variety of forms, but it will be something along these lines: "Does your high school record accurately reflect your effort and ability?"
If you've had a major disruption in high school that affected your grades, this is your opportunity to explain the circumstances. However, be careful to avoid coming across as a whiner who likes to blame others for a bad grade. These college interview tips can help you with this question.