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I got a D first semester pre calc

Connorcm3Connorcm3 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I got a D first semester in pre calc and got As and Bs in all my other classes. I got accepted to Xavier Dayton Saint joes Loyola Chicago Marquette Pace And am waiting to hear back from northeastern Fordham catholic emerson Drexel and Bentley on RD. How will my D affect me getting into those schools and affect my acceptances?

Replies to: I got a D first semester pre calc

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,064 Senior Member
    Generally, colleges prefer if you notify them now rather than surprising them on the final high school transcript. Reporting a D grade now may risk your admission or reduce your chances, but surprising the college with a D on the final transcript is likely to result in rescission leaving you without any college option besides community college.

    For those colleges where you have been admitted, report the D grade and ask if that will risk rescission.
  • privatebankerprivatebanker Registered User Posts: 2,148 Senior Member
    edited January 11
    Get your grades up and you won’t have to report a final grade of a d. I do assume it’s a full year class.

    The mid semester report won’t help your rd applications but if everything else is in line you should be ok.

    But pre calc shouldn’t be a subject you fail going into college. Ask a math oriented friend or teacher for some tutoring. You can do this.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,188 Forum Champion
    Agree, a D in precalc will be a negative in your pending applications.

    And you need to do EVERYTHING in your power to bring that grade up. A D or lower as a final grade can be cause for any admission to be rescinded. Don't allow this to be a possibility. See your teacher after school, use online resources (ex. Khan academy to name one), get a tutor (if you can't afford a private tutor see if the HS honor society student tutor for free). Bring that grade up to at least a C level.
  • gban2020gban2020 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    What if you retake the course laster during a later year?
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