Will my bad 1st quarter senior GPA affect ED?

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>I applied ED to a selective school and I think i did really bad in my AP classes this 1st quarter of my senior year. My GPA until now was a 3.7 (unweighted) and I think I'll get B/B-'s for my AP classes. My counselor told me that senior grades are "very very important" because "they are the best way to predict my academic performance in college." I am so depressed these days because I feel I'm going to get rejected because of these horrendous senior 1st quarter grades and I keep getting rejection letters in my everyday dream!!</p>

<p>Will these grades affect my admission a lot? Recently, I've been thinking of sending the college a note explaining the reasons for the drop in my grades. In my note, I was planning to write how I'm experiencing the transition from high school to college in my numerous AP classes and how my grades improved from the beginning of the quarter to the end of the quarter and that I can do better next quarter since I'm getting used to AP classes and because I have no sports in the winter.</p>

<p>Will these grades affect my admission a lot?</p>

<p>Any response is appreciated. Thank you.</p>

<p>P.S. I've been taking rigorous courses in the context of my high school so far.</p>

<p>Please take into consideration, that the feild is still going to be a competitive one for ED. Your prospective college is going to want to see an upward trend and b/B- may it to impact their decision to admit you ED. You may be deferred to the RD round that they can see more grades . </p>

<p>In any event, start working on your RD applications so you can be ready if things do not turn out as plan. If you have not done so, apply to your rolling admissions school (which may be your safety) so that you know you have something to fall back on.</p>

<p>Thanks for the response. I'm very very very very worried although I'm working my ass off to improve my grades recently.</p>

<p>Well... usually schools only send a mid-year report, and it wouldn't get there in time for their ED decision. But it will get you in trouble with your RD schools.</p>