Yes, he got accepted. He missed the cutoff my 33 points so he was really close anyways. He had a tough 1st quarter but did a lot better 2nd quarter. It's not like high school where he was one of the better students. At UCSD everyone's at the top of their class so you have to really work even for average grades. Good study habits are so important, and it's also important to utilize available resources to seek help (tutors, TA's, profs, etc). You have to know when to seek help and where to go. UCSD has OASIS, a tutoring program for general math & sciences and study management. It's free and is available for calc, general & organic chem, bio, physics. The sessions meet twice a week for each subject for the duration of the quarter.