|By Pwiddles (Pwiddles) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 11:34 am: Edit|
1st quarter- scientific research (100)
ap english lit. (82) unweighted
ap biology- (85) unweighted
math- (63) I am stupid
ap government (88) unweighted
spanish iv & v- 88
2nd quarter- scientific research- (100)
ap english lit- 81 (unweighted)
ap biology- (95) unwieghted
math (65) st and 2nd i sucked, but 3rd seems to be easier
ap gov- 87(unweighted)
what do u think. I know my math sucks and i am scared i will get rejected from every school because of this. My junior year grade for math was a 70! My freshman and sophomore was like a b+ a-. Please help. Should I be worried. I apllied to UCONN, Fordham, UNH, Northeastern, and La Salle. I have gotten into La Salle and will hopefully find out this week about UNH and Northeastern.
Am i qualified to be on academic probation?
|By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 03:24 pm: Edit|
pretty bad. that's all i have to say.
|By Hockey4life90 (Hockey4life90) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 03:32 pm: Edit|
They're not HORRIBLE...colleges don't like to see D's though...I've been a big fan of Northeastern and I got in so that's the only one im really familiar with...it all depends on which part of NEU you apply to (Engineering...Computer Science...etc....some are REALLY selective...but don't necessarily count yourself out because of two grades...Good Luck!
|By Tongtransfer (Tongtransfer) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:21 pm: Edit|
A 63 was an F at my HS.
|By Haruko (Haruko) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:25 pm: Edit|
I'd say go get some help :PP
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit|
I think that a "D" senior year could hurt your admissions chances anywhere. You need to get help ASAP, and then make sure your GC knows you're getting help. Assuming that you raise your grades through tutoring, then have your GC let the colleges know you've resolved the problem.
While math may be tough for you, you can't just sit back and accept Ds. Why would a college want you if when faced with a challenge, you don't manage to raise your grade? If you're smart enough to get those other grades, you're smart enough to be getting a better grade in math.
And explaining by calling yourself stupid is only making things worse. It's acting like you can't resolve the problem instead of your taking action by working closely with the teacher, getting tutoring, reading extra math books, etc. If you're really too stupid to pass the course, none of the colleges on your list would want you, but I am sure that you're smarter than that.
|By F3arxn03vil (F3arxn03vil) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit|
The other grades aren't horrible, but math could really hurt you. I would recommend getting help from the teacher or another student in your class. Also, once you decide how to solve this problem, let those colleges know!
I'm not too worried about my grades because I got into my colleges with 2 Ds(english and governemt) and 1 C(pre-calc.) on my Junior year report card. Ha, needless to say, they aren't too selective!
|By Pwiddles (Pwiddles) on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 11:29 am: Edit|
Everybody is pretty much telling me to get help and all of that, but my main question is will they not accept me because of that. If i get extra help (which I am), I will have to wait until 3rd and 4th quarter to show them I am doing better. I am really only concerned about the present.
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
If you got those low grades because "I am stupid," then, yes, colleges will reject you. If you actually have a good reason such as the eviction situation that you described on another board, you may not be automatically rejected.
|By Pwiddles (Pwiddles) on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 01:00 pm: Edit|
so colleges just reject you based on what you did senior year for one subject. what about what you've been doing for the past 3 years and for all your other classes!
|By Matth (Matth) on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit|
It's quite possible that, yes, they could reject you for that if there's no good reason for it. If you knew you were having problems in the subject, they'll expect you to have sought extra help or tutoring in order to improve the grade. Otherwise, they'll think you're just not working hard enough, especially if you've done okay for your first three years of h/s. Everyone says that Junior grades are the most important but they forget that Senior grades are also seen and are equally important in being accepted into college. If you have extenuating circumstances, as suggested in another post, you should get your g/c onboard right away to assist you.
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