Senior Year Grade problems

<p>How much would a B (maybe 2) on my report card hurt? </p>

<p>I'm applying to schools like Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT</p>

<p>Please, please, please tell me you're kidding. B = Failing? Either you're asking to to have your ego stroked, or you have a very warped and unhealthy perspective on things.</p>

<p>Well I mean each B on the transcript looks bad why wont it look bad for senior year?</p>

<p>Don't act like we have sticks in our asses because we don't like B's! B's are definitely a far cry from A's, and I'd say that there are plenty of applicants who will have all A's applying to those schools, so it will likely hurt you, but I doubt that would be the deciding factor.</p>

<p>laurenh- </p>

<p>you have to realize the caliber of the kids applying to schools like harvard, yale, mit, etc... i'd say about 70% of the applicants to these schools have never received a B in their life, yet only 11% out of all applicants are accepted... so it doesn't leave much room for error, does it?</p>

<p>That being said, B in a very hard class senior year really shouldn't hurt your chances that terribly for schools, especially if you can pull it up before midyear reports are sent.</p>

<p>I'm worried about that too, but it seems like it happens to a good number of people and I'm sure colleges will understand that courses are harder and that grades pick up usually...</p>

<p>yea my first quarter grades are uh...............</p>

<p>very polarized. where as in years past I've had practically all A's and A-... this quarter I seem to be either getting A+ or B-</p>

<p>What if I get a B on the first quater but then get an A in the second quater? Will the first B still hurt much at all?</p>

<p>Colleges only ask for midyear (semester) grades. Bs will not affect your EA/ED school, but may hurt you in RD in top schools.</p>

<p>Some ED schools ask for first quarter grades too.</p>

<p>Yes - counselor says about half the schools will ask for first quarter grades from ED applicants (they call and ask for them).</p>

<p>OMG--a B! You are destined to work at McDonald's for the rest of your life!!!</p>

<p>B is for Burgers!</p>

<p>Pebbles- Yep, I know that a B can look bad, especially with schools like HYP. Originally, however, this thread was titled "Failing Senior Year," hence my comments. Looks like it either got changed by the mods. or the OP did it him/herself.</p>

<p>D got a B in junior year and Harvard accepted her last year. So B's are not the kiss of death. </p>

<p>Although the EA decision will be made without reference to your 1st semester senior grades, please be aware that getting BAD (2 C's, for example) grades for that 1st semester senior year may make the Admissions Committee rethink your EA acceptance (if you get one). I think the Yale adcom making the rounds in our city told of a story of a kid who got his EA yanked for 2 C's first term senior year. </p>

<p>Advice--no senioritis!</p>