Grades going down... end of junior year

<p>Is it normal for grades to gown downhill a little bit at the end of the junior year?</p>

<p>I was doing really well (4.2 GPA) until about a month ago. Finals, SAT IIs, APs, and random tests and review sessions are all taking a toll on my grades. I had 91-92% in APUSH and Biology AP... now they're all 88%! </p>

<p>Anyone else going through this? I'm so stressed... <em>sigh</em>
Will colleges (UCLA/UCSD) take those aspects into account?</p>

<p>I, for one, am going through this.</p>

<p>Junior year is toooooooooooough.</p>

<p>I need to learn how to time manage more.</p>

<p>lol, only three points.......the lowest average i ever got b4 this year was a 92 (granted it was ap) and this year i am consistently getting low 90s. and in ap comp 84,85,87 but my teacher doesnt give high long as your ecs are good and your really busy at this time i dont think that it matters they realize probably, plus imassuming that the clases that you are not doing too good in is ap and that has a monster weight anyway</p>

<p>Have you talked to your AP teachers about what their finals will be like? Many teachers of AP classes consider taking the AP exam as the real final, so they give you a "gift" as the final exam. </p>

<p>Example: One AP teacher told my son's class to make sure they don't exempt her final, because her final will be the completion of a survey. A 100 on the final wouldn't give a student a huge leap, but it could turn an 88 into a 90 or 91.</p>

<p>The AP psych teacher had them write out PAGES AND PAGES of definitions in preparation for today's AP exam. But if they turn the assignment in today, complete, it is a 100 test grade. Again, something like that would give you a couple of points.</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm getting senioritis a little too early here =/</p>

<p>Aye, I got a 42 on my most recent chem test (I took it on the day before an AP double and slightly after taking the SATs so it just wasnt a good time) unfortunately no retake...the bright side is that labs count as test grades too so I can balance it out...hopefully</p>

<p>lol it wont look good on the report card to go from A, A, A, 42</p>

<p>I actually did really well. My GPA for 2nd semester of Junior year is the highest out of all years! Wow... haha.</p>

<p>Thanks for the update! I've noticed AP classes at DS's school tend to have grade-raising assignments and extra credit opportunities after the test (our school doesn't end until mid-June). And hey, maybe all that studying for APs and SAT IIs paid off in the classroom too!
(S's GPA was also highest ever 2nd semester junior year.)</p>