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Struggled in my first AP classes

Kaylap00Kaylap00 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
I’m at the end of the second semester of my Junior year of high school with two AP classes. I started off with a 69% in both AP classes the first semester but now have a 80% at the end of the second semester. *This is also my first year of taking any AP classes.* My question is, do colleges like to see big improvements even if you started off with a low grade? I’ve never had a D before in my life and I’ve always had A’s and B’s.

Replies to: Struggled in my first AP classes

  • jenericjeneric Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    My daughter's transcript only shows the final grade.
  • Kaylap00Kaylap00 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    That's what I'm hoping my school does. I'm working really hard to have at least a B+ by the end of the year. Thank you!
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 22,253 Forum Champion
    If you want to know what your HS includes on the transcript sent to colleges you must to talk to your guidance counselor.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,334 Senior Member
    If you work hard and do well on the AP exam, that is another way to demonstrate that you ultimately mastered the material. It doesn't entirely make up for a weak grade, but it tells a better story than a weak grade on its own or an A with a 2.

    @happy1 is right - how your school reports grades is up to the school.
  • Kaylap00Kaylap00 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I will definitely talk with my counselor. Thank you!
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