A C in AP Calc BC

<p>How much is this going to hurt on the mid-year report? There are 4 marking periods including the final exam and I'm just starting my third marking period.
So far my avg in Calc BC is around 76. I'm scared because I might not get a B by the end of the semester. Could this C take back an acceptance letter?</p>

<p>Oh and also, if I applied ED to a school that specifically said on the application
to send the Mid-Year Report WHEN grades for the first semester are available. This school will probably send decisions around early-mid december
and my mid-year report won't be sent till late December. So will they make
a decision without having seen the report? </p>

<p>Thanks in advance</p>

<p>I am also interested in this because I have a C in calculus which probably wont go higher.</p>

<p>I'm interested in this as well ...</p>

<p>One C really isn't enough for them to rescind your application. Just keep the rest of your grades up :)</p>

<p>Try really hard not to get a C.</p>

<p>At the MIT information session I went to all the dean of admissions said regarding grades is that they "really really really do not like Cs".</p>

<p>I wouldn't give them anything close to a potential reason for rescinding.</p>

<p>But if you're having a tough time and need help in BC, e-mail me.</p>

<p>Depends what school. HYPMS won't like it. UCSD could care less.</p>

<p>Why don't you just be upfront about it and call them right now? Don't use your name if you're uneasy. Just ask whether or not, hypothetically, a C would hurt you by a lot.</p>

<p>how about NYU?</p>

<p>i heard they don't even ask for a midyear report or any senior grades......</p>

<p>I wonder what else is relevant here. My daughter has had C's, but in extremely challenging classes and usually with other extenuating circumstances. For example, in AP French. After earning As and Bs all the way through french 1,2,3,4... the AP teacher told her early in the year that her preparation had been atrocious! But my D did not want to repeat french classes with the "bad" teachers, because she loved the AP teacher. So she pressed on in the class and never thoroughly caught up-- but really learned a lot and LOVED the teacher.</p>

<p>Also, many kids' grades dip due to outside circumstances-- a varsity sport in season, or a family emergency...</p>

<p>Finally, a C in a class that YOU TOOK, that many other kids opt out of altogether because it is so difficult, might not be seen as a black mark.</p>

<p>I think it could be a blessing in disguise not to be admitted to a school that can only tolerate perfection, unless that is your internal profile too...</p>

<p>Someone else not having a fun time in BC here...would a high B be as bad, or is anything less than an "A" not satisfactory? I'm exactly at my BC class' average, but only because the top 25-30 math students in the school take it. I'm not freaking out or anything, just sorta curious.</p>

<p>Colleges reserve the right to rescind. One C in an AP course is not going to get you rescinded even at a top college. Having a B won't even be noticed. The ones that need to be worried are those with D's or lower or an overall dramatic fall in GPA like going to mostly or all C's which top colleges may construe as your blowing off the senior year. As to the ED decision, that will be made before you send that mid-year grade report.</p>

<p>I have a friend who was accepted to Harvard, MIT, and Stanford and ended up with a B- in BC Calc; her other grades I believe were As, but I'm not sure. So dropping to a high B isn't going to hurt you.</p>

<p>I wouldn't try dropping to a C, just to be safe though!</p>