<p>I see a lot of you have very high GPA's and are excellent students (congrats), but I have a question reguarding my daughter that is a somewhat higher than "average" student ..... BUT with 1, hopefully not major, problem. My daughter has about a 3.4 GPA (uw), 3.5 or 3.6 GPA (w); she got 3's on her AP tests (English Lang. and US History); she has a lot of EC's and volunteer hours; and she's been a varsity cheerleader for all 3 (soon to be 4) years of high school. Also her HS is "Average" or maybe a little "Above Average" when it comes to competitiveness ......... BUT now for the problem ........ My daughter isn't the best student in Math, and she received a "C-" in Algebra II (sophmore year). And, of course, EVERY college states that you must have all the college prereq's with a "C" or better .............. SOOOOOOOOOOO, is she OK?????? ..... I mean a "C-" is not a "C"!!!! I'm really really worried about this. She would absolutely die if she finds out that she has to take some type of community college course for Algebra II over again, just so she can raise her grade. She will be a Senior this coming year, and she works so hard at all her other classes....Even getting an "A" in Chemistry, which I found strange because you use a lot of Algebra and Algebra II in Chemistry. ... ??????</p>

<p>Anyway, can anyone tell me if a "C-" is exceptable for college entry and for college prereq's????</p>

<p>I see a lot of you have very high GPA's and are excellent students (congrats), but I have a question reguarding my daughter that is a somewhat higher than "average" student ..... BUT with one, hopefully not major, problem. My daughter has about a 3.4 GPA (uw), 3.5 or 3.6 GPA (w); she got 3's on her AP tests (English Lang. and US History); she has a lot of EC's and volunteer hours; and she's been a varsity cheerleader for all 3 (soon to be 4) years of high school. Also her HS is "Average" or maybe a little "Above Average" when it comes to competitiveness ......... BUT now for the problem ........ My daughter isn't the best student in Math, and she received a "C-" in Algebra II (sophmore year). And, of course, EVERY college states that you must have all the college prereq's with a "C" or better .............. SOOOOOOOOOOO, is she OK?????? ..... I mean a "C-" is not a "C"!!!! I'm really really worried about this. She would absolutely die if she finds out that she has to take some type of community college course for Algebra II over again, just so she can raise her grade. She will be a Senior this coming year, and she works so hard at all her other classes....Even getting an "A" in Chemistry, which I found strange because you use a lot of Algebra and Algebra II in Chemistry. ... ??????</p>

<p>Anyway, can anyone tell me if a "C-" is exceptable for college entry and for college prereq's????</p>

<p>Math is one of those subjects where knowledge from one level is needed to succeed in the next level. If your daughter can get an A in your trig/pre-calculus class, I think her C- is a little bit more forgivable and the only impact would be that her GPA is lower because of it. If she mentions her academics in her essay, she can mention how all her activities forced her to budget her time and unfortunately, she was plainly overwhelmed, but she was able to succeed the her next level math course, showing her commitment towards school.</p>

<p>By the way, one C, would not kill her chances at a good college.</p>

<p>The previous post is correct. If she takes another math course (pre-calc would come next, or she may be able to take statistics if allowed) and a gets a B or better she should be fine. I had a similar problem with math... I received a D one semester in pre-calc. The next year I took AP Calc and got an A. I got into every college I applied to with no issue. Funny thing was that I was a science major too so I thought the poor math grade would kill me but it didn't. </p>

<p>I wouldn't stress on it too much. </p>

<p>Also, I believe a C- is still considered a C because I definitely know a B- is still considered a B to most universities. Some websites will even explicitly state their definition of a C or B. If they state a 2.67/2.7 or above for a "B" or above average or 1.67/1.7 or above for a "C" or above average then they consider a C-, C and C+ all the same. I hope that makes sense.</p>

<p>Thanks for your responses!! I feel a lot better now. I was very concerned about it, and I know my daughter would absolutely fall apart if she found out at the last minute that she needed to retake Algebra II. She sooooo hates math. ..... Like I stated before, she's not a brainiac, but she is mostly an "above average" student .... but math, forget it!!!</p>

<p>She and her guidance counselor have sat down and talked numerous times about her classes and scheduling, and also about colleges and college entry, yet, he has never said anything or shown concern about the "C-". So, I guess it's OK .... I'm certainly going to call him as soon as school starts back up, and speak with him about this!!</p>