MIT 9th Grade?





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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: October 2003 Archive: MIT 9th Grade?
By Tavilach (Tavilach) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 10:57 pm: Edit

How much does MIT care about 9th grade? Because I got two Bs in 9th grade.

I just got my transcript. My unweighted GPA is apparently a 3.69. How pathetic is that?

But then again, the contributing factors are:
-The two Bs in 9th grade
-I got Bs 4 times in PE
-A few A-'s, which they don't care about, right?
-One B in AP History...is that a problem?

So while it's 3.69, it's really not...is it? I mean, if I've only gotten one B since 10th grade?

If 9th grade doesn't count much...

I know someone who has A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A, and a 1410 or so. If I have A-,A,B+(PE),A,A,A,B+(PE),A,A,A,B(PE),A-,A,B,A,B+(PE)..., is that essentially A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,B,A, and would that be comparable to A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A?

Do I have to worry about my 3.69 if that's the case? I don't really have a 3.69 in the eyes of colleges, do I?

Does a B in History really kill me that much for MIT? I know they like well roundedness, but I've been involved in acting since 9th grade, and am the lead in the play this year...and will have the most unique, original essay ever ;)...so they look over individual Bs if they are immersed in As?

Update: I forgot to mention that the straight A person never took the AP US History class in which I got a B.

By Futureal (Futureal) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 11:22 pm: Edit

pe counts towards your GPA?

what a joke....

how come you didn't just run fast and get A's then?

By Tavilach (Tavilach) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 11:26 pm: Edit

Because we were graded on physical fitness tests...

And when you can only do 10 pushups at a time...

It's a problem.

Haha I'm a loser, I know. But hey, I have other strenghts...

Not in the normal sense of the term...

Update: And they do give us a weighted academic GPA, but I didn't mention it because it's over-inflated (AP = 5.0). It, too, is influenced by the 9th grade stuff, just not the PEs.

By Neo (Neo) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 12:27 am: Edit

PE counts towards GPA in a lot of schools.

But in some, it doesn't.

That's why schools like MIT, Ivies, and the like recalculate your UNweighted GPA based upon their qualifications.

By Tavilach (Tavilach) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 12:36 am: Edit

Ahh, but that doesn't answer my question.

Aren't the classes themselves more important than the overall GPA?

By Ansible (Ansible) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit

I think so.


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