DD has applied ED to a top-tier school...not HYPS, but pretty selective. She's applying to School of Engineering. She's got great stats, top 15%, almost straight A's Jr year, SAT 800CR/660MA/730W, good EC's, stellar recommendations, etc, etc. Very difficult Sr year schedule including AP Eng & Comp, AP Calc, AP Biology, and Honors Physics.
1st quarter grades came, she's got Eng B+, AP Calc A, Physics B-, AP Bio B-, Band A. She panicked right away. I called GC to see if school required 1st quarter grades. They do NOT. So I figured we were all set - just don't send them, work hard in 2nd qtr, everythings good. Now GC is asking DD if she's sure that she doesn't want to fax them to the school. GC can't really give me a good reason WHY they should be sent, except "We usually send them". She is right in that AP English and AP Calc will strengthen her cause, but DD is worried about Bio & Physics. GC has written a very nice letter pointing out the strength of schedule and good work habits that would accompany the report card. Even offered to follow up with a phone call to admissions rep. I've spoken to GC about this and can't really figure out if it's the right thing to do, or not. I told GC I would speak to DD and let her know today. DD stopped in her office today to tell her not to send them and got more pressure to send.
Any opinions on this? What would you all do? Help!