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Question about senior grades (plz help)

pepz3pepz3 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
edited November 2006 in College Admissions
Hi guys.
Well my question involves whether I should drop a class or not; actually in this case two classes.
Uhm before I begin the class I wanna drop is AP microecon/AP Gov. (our school has these two classes combined into one period so that you have to take both or neither)
*the thing is I am 90% sure I am gonna get a C in the class, which is an average of the two grades. (1 semester on my transcript will say I got a certain grade in AP econ, and the 2nd semester will say I got a certain grade in AP gov., but in actualilty its an averaged grade of both classes)
**Now I'm wondering: should I drop the AP econ/AP gov. and only have two AP classes remaining (AP english and AP chem) and get the A in regular econ/gov or should I stay in AP econ/gov even if I get a C cuase it shows admission officers that I enrolled in hard classes.
***If i do drop how competitive can I remain for ivy leagues and UCs.
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Replies to: Question about senior grades (plz help)

  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    Isn't it kind of late in the school year to drop a class? We're already at the end of first marking period in our district. It would be pretty hard to avoid the grade hitting the report card at this point.

    Rhetorical question - are you SURE you'd get an A in regular econ/gov? What if you end up with a B?

    At this point I'd try to stick out the class you're in. But if you do drop, I don't see anything wrong with "only" 2 AP classes if the rest of your courseload is solid.
  • x Chu xx Chu x Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    if you do decide to drop, do it before you submit your college app and school record. Guidance counselors are supposed to notify colleges that you dropped a class after you submitted that you were taking the class on your App
  • bagaducebagaduce Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    How much does it hurt to have strong grades in all AP/H classes freshman, sophomore, and junior year, then have lousy 1st semester senior grades (still in all AP classes)?
  • CollegeBound2007CollegeBound2007 Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    ^^^^ You may be perceived as slacking off. That is a bad signal for the ADCOMs. They may think you worked your ass off till Junior year only to get into the college, but are burnt out in the Senior year. This is only my guess, would like to hear from others. I think it is a problem for most college seniors to keep up the energy level.
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    If there's a dramatic drop in senior year grades, you should have a good explanation for it and write it in the "extenuating circumstances" section on the app. Otherwise it looks like senioritis, which is not a good thing.
  • jai6638jai6638 Registered User Posts: 1,025 Member
    Do grades after the first quarter matter so long as there is not a significant drop?

  • bagaducebagaduce Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    bump (in regard to bad senior grades)
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