Given the option to send this, would I benefit?
I've ED'ed to RPI and my counselor told me that they would look at my first quarter Senior year grades if they're on the fence with my decision (Because I have a pretty poor academic record/Pretty high SAT).
They probably think I'm a lazy bum and my Senior first quarter would be my chance to show that I've changed. The only issue is.. I was still kind of a lazy bum the first quarter.
Anyways, should I send these grades in hopes that it'll help? Would these be good/bad for a B+/A- school like RPI?
SPANISH 4 HONORS: 99
MACRO ECONOMICS: 93
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: 98
AP CALCULUS AB:84 <--- I'm majoring in engineering so this is what scares me
COLLEGE CAREERS & COMMUNICATIONS: 100
AP CHEMISTRY: 90
AP US GOV + POLITICS:84
WAR IN 20TH CENTURY: 96
ENGLISH HONORS: 86-90 (may change randomly)
This is still quite a bit higher than my overall high school gpa of 89.71%, especially since I've only taken one AP class prior to senior year.
It continues my upward trend, but is it good enough, or will the Math grade kill me?
Also to add: I've had low 80s in math all 4 years of high school, but a 770 math on the SAT. So my Calculus course seems to continue my grade pattern in math, but only at a higher level.
TLDR: Will sending this benefit my application to RPI? Grades are higher than last four years, but math is still pathetic as usual.
Edit: I got a 1510 on my SAT (770m, 740R) so the only thing blocking my route into RPI is that pathetic high school transcript and class rank (47th percentile).
But if my grades were like this throughout high school, I would be in the top 20% which is definitely good enough for RPI.
Last edited by XinzeLi; 11-14-2012 at 10:31 PM.