Help with this question: Are mid-year reports required?

<p>I'm probably not the only one with this question. My first semester of senior year is nearing its end and i'm unhappy to say I have struggled in some of my classes. Specifically, I have Cs in AP Calc, AP Chem, and Honors Physics. I'm afraid to send these scores to all my schools. I'm worried they will very negatively affect my chances. Come on, 3 Cs is awful!!!! </p>

<p>I am wondering if I am not required to send my mind-year grades. I realize the schools that specify on their website need it, but for those who don't, do I still send them my first semester grades? I really need feedback to this question. Please help me. If needed for reference, below are the schools I applied to.</p>

<p>-NYU (College of Arts and Sciences)
-Villanova (Villanova School of Business)
-The George Washington University (School of Business)
-The College of New Jersey (Business School)
-Boston University (School of Management)
-Boston College (Carroll School of Management)
-Seton Hall University (Leadership Development Program)</p>

<p>As far as I know all colleges require a midterm update. That being said 3 Cs may not be bad enough to kill you. They may require you to be on academic probation to start.</p>

<p>^Not true. There are many colleges that do not require mid-term updates. Most of them don't really even care to tell you the truth.</p>

<p>NYU in particular does not, and I know this for a fact. My sister goes there and she told me specifically that she asked if she needed to send her mid-term grades in, and they told her no.</p>

<p>I'm afraid your info about NYU is incorrect:

The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript, showing first semester senior year grades, by March 1st


General</a> Requirements</p>

<p>I know this isn't my thread, but I am on the wait-list for UMich, so they will probably want my mid-terms right?</p>

<p>Can't anyone google anymore?</p>

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<p>@Erin's Dad</p>

<p>I choose not to listen to people from Ohio, sorry.</p>

<p>But out of respect, if you'd like to ask an actual student, (you know, somebody who actually went to the college), I'd be happy to give you my sister's e-mail.</p>

<p>Often times "requirements" aren't set in stone. Technically, I was "required" to have two letters of recommendation for a business scholarship at SJU.</p>

<p>I never sent in two letters, or even one. But guess what? I got it!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! BUT IT WAS AGAINST THE REQUIREMENTS! </p>

<p>A lot of naivet</p>

<p>So it seems like there isn't a consensus on whether they should be sent or not...I'm confused lol</p>

<p>Call the schools and ask them. They would know better than anybody. If you are required, I'm sure that they won't overreact too badly. I doubt you will lose your acceptance. I mean it's not like you're failing every subject.</p>

<p>I mean I haven't received a decision from the schools listed above. I will receive all decisions in March-April time frame. I was deferred from Villanova School of Business so far.</p>


<p>Well you can still call and ask them.</p>

<p>NYU, Villanova, BC, BU, GWU want mid-year reports. Seton and CNJ do not unless they specifically send you a request to provide one.</p>

<p>Though you may sometimes get away with not sending something required such as recommendations when applying for a scholarship, you are not going to find such dispensation when it comes to materials such as transcripts, mid-year reports, or test scores if the college states they are required for admission. Common app colleges commonly require mid-year reports but that is not always true, e.g., USC recommends but does not require them even though it uses common app. Schools that typically do not require them include a large number of public universities, those that have rolling admissions and any that send out final regular admission decisions before March.</p>

<p>Villanova did not specify anywhere that they require</p>

<p>Instead of getting into a lengthy back and forth with a bunch of posters who may or may not have current information, why in heavens name don't you simply make the seven phone calls and find out for sure?</p>

<p>BC does not require them, NYU and BU for sure do. Just check the school's website, and don't send them if you don't have to. It's as simple as that.</p>

<p>I just got off the phone with my sister. NYU started requiring them in 2010.</p>

<p>I have heard that some people don't send mid-year reports in at all (I have a friend at Stanford who didn't......and she's happily at Stanford now)
I'm also struggling with sending in my mid-year reports because my rank has gone down, though some (many) would argue it isn't significant.
Has anyone else also struggled with this?</p>

<p>@ FutureOfWallSt</p>

<p>I feel like this my second time reading through your posts and having to make comments to you.</p>

<p>(1) Don't post information of which you're unsure.
(2) If someone posts current information, don't assume your un-researched, not-up-to-date information is correct.
(3) Do not insult other users or come off so arrogant or pompous to other users.
(4) Realize that many people here on CC have FAR more experience than you.
(5) Learn to use Google.</p>

I have heard that some people don't send mid-year reports in at all (I have a friend at Stanford who didn't


Don't trust everything you hear.. The GC probably sent the mid-year report on. It's virtually automatic with the Common App. I'm sure many students are not happy with their mid-year report being sent since they are experiencing some challenging classes.</p>