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what happens if u get a D your senior year?

skylinekid12skylinekid12 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
edited February 2010 in College Admissions
im a senior in high school and applied for some UC's and i live in california
i applied for UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis

do colleges really look at ur C's?

and im not sure but i mite get a D in english ( i really didnt care about that class which was a pretty big mistake)

im pretty sure i could get into Merced and Irvine

wat r the chances that a college will revoke my application?
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Replies to: what happens if u get a D your senior year?

  • skylinekid12skylinekid12 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    can any body kind of like explain this to me pls?
  • hanaumahanauma Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    that's really bad. I heard of horror stories where UCSC withdrew admissions from hundreds of students last year because their grade slipped. & I think this was second semester, WHEN IT WAS TO LATE TO GO ANYWHERE ELES. So get your grades up buddy, but then again I had a friend who got a D in chemistry during senior year. The student wrote a letter explain the reason and they got in.
  • mikemacmikemac Registered User Posts: 9,571 Senior Member
    The UC's care about grades and GPA; in your acceptance letter they will spell out requirements. I've heard that UCLA, for example, demands a B average unweighted and no grades below C. You can read the Irvine contract at UCI - Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools which specifically warns your admission can be revoked for a D. I've also read accounts on this board of students being revoked by UC schools for a D. So you should talk with your counselor now to find out what your options might be and how this can affect you.

    An article about students being revoked is at CALIFORNIA / Colleges crack down on taking freshmen with 'senioritis'
  • saxophonegirlsaxophonegirl Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    To be quite honest, your admission could be rescinded for a grade like that. Have you talked to your guidance counselor at school? Is there any way that you could do some extra work to bring the grade up?
  • idadidad Registered User Posts: 5,027 Senior Member
    One thing to consider is that if you want to keep that transfer option open, it may be in your best intersts to keep the grades up. Some schools want the HS transcript as well as the college transcript when applying for transfer, particularly if it is an early transfer.
  • skylinekid12skylinekid12 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    hmm wat if my GPA is above a 3.0
    and my D is in 12th grade English? is it like for sure ill get revoked? and is it from all UC's or just Irvine?

    and also is it 1st semester that is counted or 2nd or both? cuz im sure i could pull off all A's n B's 2nd semester

    so if it is 1st semester...cant i take summer school or something to make that 1st semester English D up?
  • skylinekid12skylinekid12 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    so do u guys think the best thing for me to do is to contact each of my colleges that i applyed to and tell them why i have a D in that class? and wat my other options are? and that i know i could work harder and that sort of thing?
  • BuB3rryP0ckyBuB3rryP0cky Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    so I got admitted to UCR and I have a 3.9 gpa
    However I got a D and C- for 2 different terms that I took AP english class during my senior year and was wondering if that will hurt me in anyway??? and should I report it?

    and apparently as you can see I'm really weak in English, and Im taking the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) this saturday May 9, 2009!!! and wondering if anyone can give some advice.
    What SCORE do you NEED in order to PASS?!
  • CollegehelllpCollegehelllp Registered User Posts: 434 Member
    Will you even be allowed to graduate?

    At my school, you need four years of English/Math, and passing (C) is a requirement if you want to get a diploma.

    Science/History/Language are different, but English/Math are considered essential.
  • BuB3rryP0ckyBuB3rryP0cky Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    yeah a D is passing to graduate from my high school
  • BuB3rryP0ckyBuB3rryP0cky Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    oh nvm >.> i already i asked someone else about this and they answered my questions already
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    Just thought I'd add a bit. I believe some schools even have different definitions for what constitutes each letter grade. I've seen on this board some people saying a that scores that are normally Bs be considered Cs.
  • bigjoshschererbigjoshscherer Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    ehhhh... who exactly would I write a letter to... Im in the same situation
  • Beretta9mmBeretta9mm Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    <<what happens if u get a D your senior year? >>

    It helps us who got deferred and worked really hard first semester of senior year for that april acceptance letter. Thank you. We owe you!
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