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MIDYEAR REPORT = BAD, what next?

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Replies to: MIDYEAR REPORT = BAD, what next?

  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    I am still applying to top schools despite my physics disaster, because I desire a challenging environment when I go to college. Your chances also depend on you other stats, like if your other classes are APs and how bad your ranking will end up. I don't think your chances are as ruined as you think, but it is realistic to acknowledge that it will likely be noticed.
  • JBVirtuosoJBVirtuoso Registered User Posts: 4,579 Senior Member
    I think you're exaggerating a little. I doubt any college will see that 80% (even if it's a C, like at my school) and automatically toss your application. The most this will hurt you is if you drop significantly in class rank. And somehow, I don't think one grade would make that much of a difference.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    Well, at top schools anything other than an A will matter, as you are competing against students with straight A's.

    At one admissions session a representative joked: She said people always asked her if they should take an honors course and get an "A" or take an AP course and get a "B", she replied, just take the AP class and get an "A" and you will have nothing to worry about!
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    Well, at top schools anything other than an A will matter, as you are competing against students with straight A's.

    At one admissions session a representative joked: She said people always asked her if they should take an honors course and get an "A" or take an AP course and get a "B", she replied, just take the AP class and get an "A" and you will have nothing to worry about!
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I've schemed a plan (which is totally legal) which will guarantee that my school rank isn't written on the application. Let's just see if it works out.
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Oh and I'm redoing the SAT. I kinda did badly the first time (2180) , but I hadn't practiced. I bought a study guide and got good scores (2360, 2340, 2380). If I pull off a 2300+, it might add a lil' shine to my application, make them forget you know...about that...mark.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    haha.. well it might not show on your app, but what about your transcripts??
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    My school doesn't rank but the counselor told me that to not be ranked, even if I'm in the (11th percentile), would put me at a disadvantage. So they use an index to rank us, but that index won't be released until late Feb. i.e. deadline is the 15th. So I'll send the report before then, and they will never see a thing.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    ohhh..niiiiiice! is ranking what you were most worried about? I am mostly worried about the 78 on my trans :/
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    well I kind of chose to take the enriched class, so other ppl will have higher marks since theyre in the easier classes with easier teachers. Class rank will take a hit, the mark, in itself, is ok. I can make it up with other stuff like a sexy new SAT score.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    haha true that, I guess. good luck!!
  • DCoy54DCoy54 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    shizniz, are you from quebec?
  • Student92Student92 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    A lot of people on this site have said that your senior grades only need to show a general trend with the rest of your schooling. So basically, if you don't fail anything they're going to realize that you didn't stop being the student you've maintained for three years unless it's blatantly obvious you have.
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