CCCC:'( Should I take Northwestern off my list?

<p>I just found out I got a 76 first semester in Ap Calc BC. I love Northwestern, but I am crushed. Be honest, should I even consider/visit/apply to Northwestern? Btw 2240+ SAT, 12 AP classes by graduation, ~3.75 GPA, decent ECs. Is it time to reevaluate?</p>

<p>Actually, gpa more like 3.7. Also, my grandpa graduated from northwestern and my grandma attended for a couple of years. Does this help?</p>

<p>One course will not make or break your application. As long as you are a competitive student otherwise as seen by your application materials, you have a chance. Good Luck!</p>

<p>Thanks, and does anyone know if grandparent legacy is any sort of boost?</p>

<p>Both my paternal grandparents went and I got in, but I also am latino, and have pretty good scores, so that may not have mattered much. But it’s called secondary legacy, and yes it helps. Just not as much.</p>

<p>Awesome thanks.</p>

<p>I wouldn’t worry too much about it, keep NU on there, it won’t hurt to apply. Also, I’m pretty sure everyone knows AP BC Calc is one of the hardest courses to take. It’s no walk in the park, and as long as they see you’re challenging yourself, you’re good. Just try better next semester to boost it up to a B / get a 4 or 5 on the AP test. If you’re a senior, don’t worry too much, like I said before. It’s only one grade, and you’re taking a very difficult course. Also, if other students are also struggling, then you definitely have no reason to worry.</p>

<p>As the father of a qualified applicant rejected in last year’s RD process and an alum of NU, I can tell you unequivocally that legacy means absolutely nothing in RD. Legacy counts only for ED these days.</p>

<p>Please apply! You have great grades and scores, and you love the school. Yes, they have very qualified students – but trust me, there are probably people there that got a grade worse than a C+ more than once, or earlier than senior year.</p>

<p>Legacy only matters in ED, for the most part, because if you’re a legacy, but you aren’t sure enough that you love NU, that means that your legacy didn’t influence your decision, and it shouldn’t influence theirs.</p>