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First semester grades for Ivies!

shyamsshyams Posts: 241Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
I'm applying to a few very selective schools regular decision. Throughout high school, I've had an unweighted 4.0, but this semester I'm pretty sure I'm setting myself up for a B+ in AP Physics C. All my other grades are As, and I am taking the most rigorous courseload available at my school. How much will this slip-up affect me?
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Replies to: First semester grades for Ivies!

  • allaboutbooksallaboutbooks Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    I don't think it will affect your chances
  • barrk123barrk123 Posts: 3,461Registered User Senior Member
    You will be fine one B+ isn't going to kill you, however you should obviously make sure you try to bring it up to an A
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 21,859Registered User Senior Member
    Hopefully you're aware that no one's chances are good with these particular schools. You may very well be rejected but you're quite mis-informed if you think a single B+ is a fatal issue.

    Where did you ever grasp that only 4.0 students are admitted to those schools?

    Regardless, you may be accepted or rejected but that single grade will be negligible.
  • Crimsonstained7Crimsonstained7 Posts: 1,300Registered User Senior Member
    You need to go outside by a lake/under a tree/some other calm place, play some relaxing music, and take a nap. Seriously, a B+ will matter so little, the admissions people probably won't even notice. Just take a deep breath, and let it out, you'll be fine, just don't let it dip down to a C, because that could be a, still minor, problem.
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