Agonizing over 1st quarter grades! HELP!

<p>Personally, I feel it may possibly hurt if u send it now. Send the Semester Grade (if of course, things improve…and usually it should). Anyway, if ur D had all As junior year…..it’d look bad to see around 50% B. So, don’t.</p>

<p>This is clearly a situation for "don't ask, don't tell." If the ED college asked for the grades, you have to choice but to send them. If they didn't ask, then tell your counselor to hang fire here. </p>

<p>In two weeks your daughter will know whether she's in or not. Some ED schools ask for 1st semester grades; some ask for the final senior year transcript. If she's accepted ED, they won't rescind for a few B's. If she's deferred or denied, then her 1st term senior grades will be a factor; hopefully she'll recoup over the next few weeks after this early warning. </p>

<p>Someone I'm very close to :) also had a miserable Fall semester senior year, coming on the heels of a splendid junior year. He was accepted ED so never had to reveal those 1st term senior grades. </p>

<p>He seems to have forgotten to send his final transcript to his ED school. It must not have mattered as he now has a college diploma!</p>

<p>Good luck and let us know how she does.</p>

<p>Heed Momrath's advice!!</p>

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I but a lowly parent. She is the <strong>all-knowing</strong> GC.

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If you hung around cc more you'd know that many GC's are morons. Watch "Orange County" if you want to see a great portrayal of a guidance counselor played by Lily Tomlin.</p>

<p>I knew I could count on you all! In my heart of hearts I was not comfortable with having them sent. 1st quarter was fraught with absences due to final college visits, etc - and so far 2Q is much better! It's not like the 1Q marks are bad enough to have a decision rescinded....but at this point in time, you want to the cast the BEST light possible.</p>

<p>She is not even DD's real GC - the real one is out on maternity leave....</p>

<p>why dont you just tell us where shes applied its not a big deal?</p>

<p>She's applied to Bucknell Univ. - and is on pins and needles waiting for the ED letter to come!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>Having a few B's is not miserable; it is fine, but no reason to send in now unless they ask. If the grades go higher, great. If they don't you are going to have to send them in anyway. They are fine.</p>

<p>And I know how hard it is to wait.</p>

<p>Actually my D has a very good guidance counselor. She spoke privately with each of the seniors that had applied early somewhere and asked if they wanted their first quarter grades sent.</p>

<p>Given your info, I would not want my child's scores sent. I'd leave it at that. If she gets into Bucknell ED that would end the issue right there. If she does not get into Bucknell ED, you D can prepare a case with additional info,including the semester grades, which hopefully will go up, to get in RD. I would also visit the school and let them know they are still first choice at that time, and ask what could be done to enhance her chances. Also would get GC to ask where the weaknesses are in her package and suggestions of what the school would like to see her do. </p>

<p>My opinion,only, but I don't think her math scores are going to wow the engineering department. If she does not get in but loves the school, a change in major in her case just might work. As a female, she may get a boost but engineers typically do get higher scores than that in math. Also is the calc AB or BC? That would make a difference.</p>

<p>I think it is Calc AB - it is the most rigorous course offered at her HS. That is what makes this decision more complicated. The A in AP Calc would sort of counter-balance the SAT Math score. But the science classes would not. Why does this whole process have to be so STRESSFUL!?</p>

<p>Is BC more rigorous than AB? Is there a regular level calculus course or are all the calculus courses in high school AP level? My son is taking AP Calculus BC and is struggling a bit. I'm wondering if he should have taken an "easier" calculus for a better grade.</p>

<p>Sorry, I was confusing in my answer. DD's HS offers ONE AP calc course. I don't know if it is AB or BC. What I meant to say was that she is taking the most rigorous course at HS, regardless of which one it is.</p>

<p>Yes, AP Calc BC is more rigerous than AP Calc AB</p>

<p>Description of both courses:</p>

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<p>Calculus AB is designed to be taught over a full high school academic year. It is possible to spend some time on elementary functions and still cover the Calculus AB curriculum within a year. However, if students are to be adequately prepared for the Calculus AB examination, most of the year must be devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. These topics are the focus of the AP Exam.</p>

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<p>AP:</a> Calculus AB</p>

<p>AP Calc BC

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Calculus BC can be offered by schools that are able to complete all the prerequisites before the course. Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics. Both courses represent college-level mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and credit. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB.</p>

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<p>AP:</a> Calculus BC</p>

<p>The decision would not be rescinded on those grades, but if she's doing better, and has done better, why send them? Most schools do not even want mid year grades for ED/EA. They just want the year end transcript if the kid is accepted. The midyear grade would be for RD consideration if deferred. I have my fingers crossed for her.</p>

<p>To all parents and kids out there, please do not feel you have to name the specific schools. You really do not know who reads these posts. They do show up in Google. Most of the time it is no big deal, like in this case, but sometimes the info can be misinterpreted, and your kid can sometimes be identifiable.</p>

<p>I don't think it's standard to send 1st quarter grades. Our school does not.</p>

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This is clearly a situation for "don't ask, don't tell." If the ED college asked for the grades, you have to choice but to send them. If they didn't ask, then tell your counselor to hang fire here.

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<p>DD reported that her GC was contacted by her ED school about her mid-term progress report. Her grades are surprisingly good (she ususally gets all B+/A- midway and then ends semesters with mostly As), so she is keeping her fingers crossed.</p>

<p>I would interpret that as good news. They would not bother to check otherwise.</p>