3 B's

<p>I might be getting as many as three b's on my midyear report. I know I am definitely getting two. I got straight A's last year, but my courseload is definitely more difficult this year... how badly do you think this will show? Will it show that I am not working hard enough?</p>

<p>I know what you guys are going to say.. you shouldn't worry about three b's, you're freaking out too much, or that the admissions process is far more than GPA/grades.. I understand all this and I know the process is complex, I just want some opinions.. in other words, would you guys be really worried if you had three b's on your transcript? Should I be too worried?</p>

<p>The B's are all in ap classes.. ap calc, ap physics, ap english.</p>

<p>Also, I was wondering, does Hopkins recalculate GPA based on a 10 point or any other grading scale? I know some schools (my school) are on a 7 point or similar grading scale, and my b's would translate into a's on a standard ten point grading scale. So does Hopkins recalculate, so to speak, or is an A an A and a B a B?</p>

<p>Thanks for any opinions on this matter</p>

<p>I wouldn't worry. They understand senior year rigour, and pressure which is caused by the college application process. Three B's should not be something to lose sleep over.</p>

<p>The Hopkins adcom recalculates GPA on a 4.0 scale. No weight is placed on AP or honors classes, though they will look at the course load you've taken upon yourself.</p>

<p>I'm sure you're a qualified candidate, considering the 3 AP's. Just chill and wait, and most importantly, sleep.</p>

<p>Join the crowd. My son had Bs in AP Physics and AP Calc. 4 As in the non-science courses (2 of those AP). He made it clear on the app that he will be a creative writing major. Though they don't weight things, at our college visits we were told many times that admissions understands the difference between an A in a regular class and a B in an AP.</p>

<p>Did your son apply this year, or did he get in?</p>

<p>Also, final update: I'm getting two b's, in ap calc ab and ap physics c. But thanks for yoru responses guys.. I'm slowly starting to ease up on my anxiety</p>

<p>ugh i think i'm going to make a b in ap calc bc and ap english.</p>