Can these mid-year grades mess up my chances?

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By Tsukinoai (Tsukinoai) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 11:13 pm: Edit

AP Environ. Science-A+
AP Euro-B

SAT-1300 GPA-4.0 past AP scores: 4/5/4 SAT IIs: ranges from: 600-720, moderate amt of extracurriculars (officers of 2 clubs), from a competitive school

how are my chances now 4 tufts, wellesley, williams c., Boston U, and Boston C

By Deeny1414 (Deeny1414) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 11:33 pm: Edit

Um...depends what school your applying to at BU. Williams is probably ur hardest school to get into...Tufts, Wellesley and BC might not like the C+, but just hope you have really good essays and recs.

By Balkanman21 (Balkanman21) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit

I think you'll be fine in terms of your midyear reports (is that AP Calc BC? If so I'm pretty sure schools are understanding about that class in particular). I have very similar stats and I applied ED II to Tufts. I get my decision on Feb 1 and I'll let you know. Good luck!

By Cyclones86 (Cyclones86) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 01:31 pm: Edit

Me too, me too.

AP Calc AB - C
AP Art History - B+ or A
AP US History - A
Honors English 12 (basically AP Lit, but won't call it that!) A+
Honors Chem - C or B
Foods and Nutrition - A+

Rice, Emory, Case Western, UW-Madison

By Boatboat (Boatboat) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit

i think colleges will give u guys credit for being ballsy enuf to sacrifice ur gpa and take harder classes

By Tsukinoai (Tsukinoai) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 04:50 pm: Edit

thanks for replying! actually the C+ is in regular Calc. I'm really bad in math...

By Congresssenator (Congresssenator) on Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 06:02 pm: Edit

Eh, I'm getting a bit worried here...

IB Higher Level Math- B
IB Higher Level Chem- B
IB Higher Level English- B
IB Standard Level Econ- B (nobody in class has an A)
IB Higher Level History- A (toughest class at school, and my intended major)
Theory of Knowledge- A

As a trend through my HS years, I've always done much worse the 1st semester before finishing the year strong. This semester was no exception.

My school's IB program is a notorious grade deflator, so these kind of grades senior year are very common even among the top students. And within the program, my HL/SL course selection is pretty much *the* most demanding compared to my peers.

*But,* I had a very stressful and ground-shattering family situation during the semester which I know were a terrible distraction. If my GC writes a note explaining this situation, will it ameliorate the drop?

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