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Will a "B" in AP Physics C Kill my Chances?

RupertPupkinRupertPupkin Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
I think that I have a very strong application to MIT (I am applying RD). I haven't taken any subject tests, but my SAT I is a 2210 (770 CR, 720 Math, 720 Writing [8E]) and I am planning on retaking it in December to increase my math score to 750+. I also will have taken 12 AP classes by graduation (1 sophomore year, 5 junior year, and 6 senior year). I also am a "recruited" athlete. I am struggling in AP Physics C, however. My GPA is otherwise solid (I received an A- in PreCalculus and AP Calculus AB last year but otherwise have had straight A's). I will probably have a "B" or "B+" at best for my midyear report. If this is indeed the case, how quickly will my chances diminish with this "B"?
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Replies to: Will a "B" in AP Physics C Kill my Chances?

  • PiperXPPiperXP Posts: 2,622Registered User Senior Member
    Nope, it won't kill your chances.
  • SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,879Registered User Senior Member
    A 'B' in a remedial class such as AP Physics C will most certainly annihilate any slim chance that you may have had. If you cannot grasp the rudimentary concepts involved in AP Physics C, then you will flounder at MIT.
  • RupertPupkinRupertPupkin Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    LOL maybe it's because it's late but I honestly cannot tell if you are being sarcastic!
  • DoinSchoolDoinSchool Posts: 738Registered User Member
    x2. I would consider abandoning academia
  • NewAccountNewAccount Posts: 1,882Registered User Senior Member
    Of course they are being sarcastic. AP Physics C is one of the hardest APs offered and a B won't ruin an otherwise strong application.
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