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MIDYEAR REPORT = BAD, what next?

shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
edited January 2009 in College Admissions
Ok so I had one of the worst teachers of my life, and got a square 80 in physics. Other physics teachers are way easier by comparison, and so other people will get higher marks (i.e. rank going down the drain). Btw I got 90's in previous physics courses, so I doubt that it's my ability that's in question. The guy is just an ass (graduated from harvard and therefore thinks that by throwing formulas on the board, we're just going to understand the material...he's very arrogant). Ok I'm rambling. Point is with these marks, *** is going to happen with my midyear report: Organic chem 87, Cal 3 91, MicroEcon 90, Physics 80, Eng 95, Humanities 88. Am I doomed? I FEEL LIKE I AM. God I hate my physics teacher. AGHHHHHH!!!!!! Btw I applied to Columbia (deferred), Princeton, Stanford, U of Chicago, JHU, Cornell, Berkeley. You can check my stats in my others posts.
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Replies to: MIDYEAR REPORT = BAD, what next?

  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    anybody want to make me feel better?
  • nysmilenysmile Registered User Posts: 5,850 Senior Member
    What are your safety schools?
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    State school, guaranteed acceptance already.
  • nysmilenysmile Registered User Posts: 5,850 Senior Member
    Well, don't worry about your midyear report because it's not like you can change anything about it now anyway. I'm glad you have a safety school. Even super smart applicants need safeties.

    It's time for you to just sit back and wait for decisions but be sure to maintain solid grades for the rest of the year. Good luck.
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I kind of gave up hope on Columbia so right now I'm just hoping for JHU or Chicago... I hope my chances aren't dashed. I'll try to relax now. =D
  • nysmilenysmile Registered User Posts: 5,850 Senior Member
    Gaining acceptance into any of the schools are your list should be considered quite an accomplish. Sit back, relax, and see how it all plays out in the end. :)
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I learnt something interesting from MIT's website:

    "Midyear Grade Reports do not need to be submitted by January 3; they should be submitted as soon as possible after the completion of your first semester. If you are not in a American-style school or you will not have any midyear grades, then don't worry about the Midyear Grade Report"

    hehe. I think I've found my loophole (maybe?)
  • nooobnooob Registered User Posts: 2,065 Senior Member
    does that apply to all schools? does your school not have a mid year grade report?
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    I'm not sure. We do have midyear grades but I recall my counselor saying something along the lines of "colleges don't see those marks". I'm hoping that's what she meant.
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Can't be that bad. It's one class right...this stuff happens. I think we're making it too big a deal.
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    These things happen. No one is perfect so I guess we just have to wait and see.
  • cone23cone23 Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Be careful with the whole not sending a midyear report thing.

    A) Guilty conscience != fun
    B) If you get accepted and matriculate, you have to send a final report, which will show clearly that you had grades midyear (as should the format of the transcript which you have already submitted to the school, as it will demonstrate a semester-based system).

    Your situation got screwed up, but that doesn't mean you should say screw personal integrity.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    The same thing happend to me. Except I got a 78! Was #1..not anymore, kind of sucks but I cant change it now.
  • shiznizshizniz Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    lol true but if I submit it then there's absolutely no chance that the dude at Princeton (or anywhere else) looking at my marks will think "he's could fit in well at this school". It's gonna be more a matter of him playing basketball with my crumpled applications, and trying to get it in the garbage.
  • amandacecileamandacecile Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Your Universities will consider the fact that you are taking very high level classes :)
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