I'm 16 in high school, I'm getting OK grades, some very good ones, but in my lower classes I'm getting low 70's or mid 70's.. Do you think its unacceptable to get C's and D's, or is passing good enough? I'm constantly worried about getting into college.. But I'm taking a year off before I go if I do go, health experts and teachers are advising everyone take a year off to get out what energy you have, travel and get prepared, then go to college. My dad took a few years off, then went, and he now owns his own company, so I know I'm taking at least a year off. Though my main question is, what are your standards for grades and such?