hey yall! so i really messed up this semester by taking ap physics, and i'm pretty sure i'm gonna end up with a C in the class (along with possibly a B in another.) it's not my first either - i got a C in math the summer after eighth grade (it still shows up on my transcript bc it was a HS class) and another in comp sci freshman year (as you can see i'm really not a STEM person lol.) aside from these, my grades have been straight As, i've taken a lot of AP classes (10+), and my grades have def shown an upward trend... until this semester. :(
i've applied ED to cornell so i'm waiting to hear back - fingers crossed, thankfully they won't see my first sem grades. if i get rejected (which is obviously likely), i'd planned on applying ED2 to emory and some other top 20 schools (such as rice, john hopkins, etc.) my chances were obvi already slim before, but now they'll be even worse w my first sem grades. i was just wondering, should i even try applying to these schools w my grades... like have i ruined my chances so much that i shouldn't even bother at this point? am i j being delusional even thinking i'd cld get in...? do i even have a chance at less competitive schools like nyu, boston, etc.?
my SAT is p average (1480) and i think i have decent ECs (a lot of which are related to my intended major, communications) but it's nothing REALLY special. it just feels bad bc i feel like i grinded so hard these past 2 years to make up for those early Cs, only to mess things up again (but that's all on me ofc.)
any thoughts/advice? sorry this is so long, tysm to anyone that replies!!