A bit of a problem

<p>If I were to score badly on one or more of my 4 AP tests next week (Chemistry, Calculus, English Literature, and US History), say a 3 or a 2, how would that affect my chances at college admissions? And no, I'm not aiming for the Ivy League or anything at the top. Probably Indiana University Bloomington or therabouts. I have a 4.232 GPA. It's not that my school has rampant grade inflation. I'm just lousy at taking standardized tests. I really am.</p>

<p>Because you are going to Indiana University the 3 will not look bad and I believe will count as a class credit there.</p>

<p>If you feel a little pre-test panic, remember that you don't have to have the grades reported.</p>

I'm just lousy at taking standardized tests. I really am.


<p>How can anyone say that? That's such a cop-out for bad scores.</p>

<p>How can you be any worse than anyone else at taking it if you know the material?</p>

<p>some people...like me...let the nervousness take over. For you to say its a cop-out shows your close-mindedness and ignorance to the world.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice. I've just come down with a bad case of pre-test jitters, and I'll probably retake the AB Calculus exam next year anyway (not hard to guess which one, eh?). Maybe my attitude is a little self-defeating. I'll try to relax. That usually raises my score on the practice tests.</p>

<p>You can always cancel the score if you want</p>

<p>I know that everyone is nuts to go to the most prestigious school and it seems like a lot of pressure. Take my word for it. No matter where you go, you will be happy with it. There is a saying that everybody is at their first choice by Xmas break of freshman year. On a more scientific side, there have been statistical studies showing that graduates from Harvard and other Ivy League schools are no more successful in life than graduates from other schools. If you want to worry about something, worry about marrying the wrong person. Don't worry about not getting into the bestest school. <-- advice from an adult :)</p>

<p>Depends on how you define "success" by monetary standards, or the other more meaningful things in life like your family and the importance of putting others before yourself</p>