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I have a son who has been a really solid student throughout his HS years. He has a 3.8ish GPA, a 31 on his only ACT attempt. and a class rank in the top 20% of a very big and competitive public HS. He has plenty of EC's with sports and music, and lots of community service too.
He failed his A/P Calculus class his Junior year. Now he has taken many other AP and Honors classes and has all A's and B's on those. For some reason, this teacher had so many kids disconnect and ended up failing. Not making excuses but this was a shocker to all of us. He is taking the class over the 2nd semester of his Senior year because it was a 2nd semester class.
My questions are: How much effect would this have on college admissions? Would it be better to apply later to come schools after his Senior 1st semester grades are in? He has lots of Honors and AP classes Senior year.
His top choices are Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Illinois. We are Illinois residents. I'm new here but what are his chances at these schools? I think ND is gonna be next to impossible. Scholarship chances?